Dallas 1963Book - 2013
In the months and weeks before the fateful November 22nd, 1963, 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.--Publisher's description.
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In Dallas, Leftism most familiar masquerade is internationalism, in the seemingly innocuous guise of the Council of World Affairs. Page 22, a conservative journal, the American Mercury.
1960 may be a crucial year in America's history. It still is uncertain most voters will have the discernment to choose freedom over candy-covered socialism. Page 20, Ted Dealey of Dallas Morning News.
Hunt and Criswell both knew that the growing civil rights movement was just a way for soft willed intellectuals and liberals to supercharge socialism , and open the door to a steadfast campaign by communist to infiltrate America. Page 13, thoughts of H.L. Hunt mysterious oilman.
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