The top history books of last year picked by Amazon Book Review Editor, Chris Schluep. Chauncey reconstructs New York's pre-WWII gay community, revealing a group that was deeply involved in the city's social and cultural scenes. In his book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and.
George Chauncey (born ) is a professor of history at Columbia University. He is best known as the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the .
George Chauncey uncovers a previously hidden "gay male world" in New York City before World War II, a world that had been lost through the myths of.