Author Steven L. Davis on His Book, Dallas 1963
In the early 1960s, Dallas was brewing with political passions, a city crammed with larger-than-life characters dead-set against the Kennedy presidency.
In Dallas 1963, Steven L. Davis (and co-author Bill Minutaglio) explore the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. 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, Dallas 1963 presents what happened in the weeks and months leading to John F. Kennedy's assassination. It 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.
"After fifty years, it's a challenge to fashion a new lens with which to view the tragic events of November 22, 1963--yet Texans [Minutaglio and Davis] pull it off brilliantly."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Author photo credit: Kim Porterfield.