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Who: Authors Steven L. Davis and Bill Minutaglio

What: Reading, book-signing

When: 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

Where: The Wittliff Collections at Texas State’s Alkek Library

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by DAVID BROWN
KUT News

Walter Cronkite’s announcement of JFK’s assassination. The televised shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. The Zapruder film. The Warren Commission.

Fifty years after the Nov. 22 that changed America, a new book set for release next week suggests we’ve lost sight of something important: specifically, the seedbed for the most momentous political tragedy of 20th century America.

It’s the story of Dallas, 1963. That’s the title of a new book by Steven L. Davis, curator of Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections, and Bill Minutaglio.

Minutaglio talks with KUT’s David Brown about why he describes the book as a “biography of a city,” and what lessons may have been overlooked by history.

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DAVID BROWN reports for KUT News where this story was originally broadcast.

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