"A fascinating and groundbreaking study of the archives of the Office of the Night....All levels."--Choice"Rocke presents a careful and nuanced appreciation of language and concepts of gender and sexual roles.... The value of this highly important study rests on the book's lucid prose and its learned contribution to our understanding of human, or at least Western, sexuality."--Library Journal"This is a superb work of scholarship, impossible to overpraise.... It marks a milestone in the 20-year rise of gay and lesbian studies."--The AdvocateRezension:
Rocke does a brilliant job of teasing out this wealth of material, and of presenting the complex relationships which underlie the criminal statistics ... this book makes a substantial contribution to the history of homosexuality. ( Tim Hitchcock, Urban History)
remarkable ... Forbidden Friendships is a study of considerable importance. ( Times Literary Supplement)
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