Bill Minutaglio & Steven Davis - DALLAS 1963

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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781455522095
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Published: Twelve - October 8th, 2013

In the early 1960s, Dallas was brewing with
political passions, a city crammed with larger-than-life characters
dead-set against the Kennedy presidency. These included rabid warriors
like defrocked military general Edwin A. Walker; the world's richest oil
baron, H. L. Hunt; the leader of the largest Baptist congregation in
the world, W.A. Criswell; and the media mogul Ted Dealey, who raucously
confronted JFK and whose family name adorns the plaza where the
president was murdered. On the same stage was a compelling cast of
marauding gangsters, swashbuckling politicos, unsung civil rights
heroes, and a stylish millionaire anxious to save his doomed city.

Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis ingeniously explore the swirling
forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on
his fateful trip to Texas. Breathtakingly paced, DALLAS 1963 presents a
clear, cinematic, and revelatory look at the shocking tragedy that
transformed America. Countless authors have attempted to explain the
assassination, but no one has ever bothered to explain Dallas-until now.

With spellbinding storytelling, Minutaglio and Davis lead us through
intimate glimpses of the Kennedy family and the machinations of the
Kennedy White House, to the obsessed men in Dallas who concocted the
climate of hatred that led many to blame the city for the president's
death. Here at long last is an accurate understanding of what happened
in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination.
DALLAS 1963 is not only a fresh look at a momentous national tragedy but
a sobering reminder of how radical, polarizing ideologies can poison a
city-and a nation.