How We Got the Rainbow
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Published in: September-October 2019 issue.


Rainbow Warrior:  My Life in Color
by Gilbert Baker
Chicago Review Press. 256 pages, $26.99



THERE’S ONE THING readers need to know before diving into Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color. Its author, Gilbert Baker, died at the end of March, two years ago, and this book was crafted from several sources that Baker apparently left behind after being urged to write his autobiography. This fact is not revealed, alas, until the last chapter of this book, but it would have helped to know that this often ungainly memoir came about in this piecemeal fashion.

         Best known today as the man who invented the rainbow flag, Baker

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Terri Schlichenmeyer is a freelance writer based in Wisconsin.