The Sixth Man: A Startling Investigation of the Spread of Homosexuality in America - Jess StearnDoubleday & Co., 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with short tears at the spine ends. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Boards somewhat dust-stained. Tanning to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “According to police records and the statistics compiled by many health officials and doctors — and from surveys by homosexual groups — every sixth man in America today is a homosexual. This startling fact is the subject of an eye-opening and revealing study and one which is based on exhaustive research. It shows how the sixth man operates in present-day America, how he makes his contacts, and how he is often trapped by blackmailers. Jess Stearn spent months talking to homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, social workers, and police officers, and in THE SIXTH MAN he shows how homosexuality has spread through such professions as modelling, designing, interior decoration, art, music, the theatre, films, and even in general business. It describes homosexual weddings, the special ways in which homosexuals communicate, and gives an account of the confusing life of the bisexual. There is a chapter on lesbians, and there are several chapters which explain the homosexual from a psychological and physiological point of view.
The author takes up the problem of the aging homosexual and describes the large homosexual club which flourishes openly in New York City. And, of course, he distinguishes the different kinds of homosexuals, from the gay boys who love to appear in “drag” to the sedate businessmen who keep their personal lives to themselves, and the male movie stars who are infinitely discreet. THE SIXTH MAN is a serious and authoritative book about a very real problem which confronts America and one which we cannot afford to ignore.”
Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 286 pages.