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Positive relationships between older and younger men are rarely included in gay writing so we attempt to pick the best fiction and biography that deals with this subject.

Coming out is difficult at any time, and possibly even harder when you're older, so we have books that may help, Dating books to help you to find Mr Right and Sex Advice books to help you perform when you've found him.

For older gay readers we have lifestyle advice, health and fitness and bereavement as well as practical advice for those new to computers and the internet. And for every gay man, a guide to gay travel books.

If you're looking for studies of gay ageing issues see the research section.

Back Where He Started Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars
List Price: $14.95
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An unforgettable collection of hillarious stories from one of the wittiest and most original (gay) writers at work today.
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Queer Street Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
by Chris Packard
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List Price: $12.95
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Brokeback Mountain exploded the myth of the American cowboy as a tough, gruff, and grizzled loner. Queer Cowboys exposes, through books by legendary Western writers such as Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, and Owen Wister, how same-sex intimacy and homoerotic admiration were key aspects of Westerns well before Brokeback's 1960's West, and well before the word "homosexual" was even invented.
Queer Street Male-male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships
by William Benemann
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List Price (hardback): $39.95
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Male-Male Intimacy in Early America is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of homosexual activity among American men in the early years of American history. This single source brings together information that has until now been widely scattered in journals and distant archives. The book draws on personal letters, diaries, court records, and contemporary publications to examine the role of homosexual activity in the lives of American men in the colonial period and in the early years of the new republic.
Queer Street Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957
by Matt Houlbrook
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List Price (hardback): $29.00
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Between the end of the First World War and the publication of the Wolfenden Report, gay and bisexual men in London lived in an odd twilight world. From the plush Turkish baths at the Savoy to the bushes in Hyde Park, London could offer liberation for young souls but also a trap for the authorities, always ready to catch the desperate and the unwary. 
Queer Street Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times (Hardcover)
by Morris B. Kaplan
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List Price (hardback): $35.00
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Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris Kaplan draws on extensive research into court records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal correspondence and diaries, even a pornographic novel. He focuses on two notorious scandals and one quieter incident.

Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb
Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars

List Price : $15.95
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A fresh examination of this forbidden history shows the profound effects of gay culture on modern life.
At Ease : Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner
Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars
List Price (hardback): $35.00
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Images of young sailors and marines that shaped the ideal of manhood prevalent in American culture since World War II.
Hello Sailor
The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea by Jo Stanley, Paul Baker
(Hardback)
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List Price: $27.95
pixelGrayGay.com comments: When gays had to be closeted, ships were the only places where homosexual men could not only be out but also be camp.
Pulp Friction
by Michael Bronski
List Price: $14.95
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Gay pulp novels from their emergence in the late 1940s through the post-Stonewall era in this expansive, exhaustively researched amalgam of fiction and gay history.
Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz
Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars
List Price: $20.00
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Highly provocative, often startling reconsideration of 19th and early 20th-century male-male sexual relationships
Dear Friends
by David Deitcher
Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars
List Price: $35.00
pixelGrayGay.com comments: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 depicting affectionate male friendships whose precise nature, whether platonic or sexual, will never be known
Queer Street Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985
by James McCourt
Reviews: 2.0 out of 5 stars
List Price (hardback): $29.95
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Beginning with the influx of liberated veterans into downtown New York in the golden age before McCarthyism, Queer Street tells the explosive story of gay culture in the latter half of the twentieth century. 
  Queer Street Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
by George Chauncey
Reviews: 2.0 out of 5 stars
List Price: $19.95
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Mixes strong research, true history and a flavorful writing approach to produce a box which is both informative and entertaining. It's rich with detail and captures an era gone with immediacy and flair.
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