Twelve to Publish Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, will publish Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. The book tells how a group of larger-than-life individuals turned Dallas into a city that became infamous for the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Twelve acquired the rights to the book at an auction. The book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2013. Twelve says the publication date will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
Cary Goldstein, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Twelve/Hachette Book Group, says, "Through the biography of a city, the authors present a clear, cinematic and revelatory history of the twentieth century's most significant event. So forget the shadowy conspiracies, you need look no further than Dallas. It was all there the whole time, just brewing, waiting."
Here is a description of the book from Twelve:
"Dallas 1963 follows the city through three turbulent years, beginning with the Kennedy election in November 1960 and ending on November 22, 1963. Set against the backdrop of a nation in transition, Minutaglio and Davis explain what the President and his team were thinking and doing in those three years, and why they could never have really understood the swirling forces awaiting them in Texas, where a rich and surprising ensemble of characters defined the city many people would blame for killing the President: rabid politicos, gangsters, unsung civil rights leaders, strippers, billionaires, defrocked military generals, fundamentalist preachers, clandestine heroes, and marauding police, among them. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas 1963 will be a sobering reminder of how 'ordinary' America can turn into something else entirely."