Big D : Triumphs and Troubles of an American Supercity in the 20th Century

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Newly revised edition of a book that first appeared in 1994 and sold out of the first two printings. The present edition brings the history of Dallas up to date, reaching into the year 2000. It's a lively but authoritative history of Dallas in the 20th century. Special attention to local politics, race relations, crime, and civic leadership.

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Darwin Payne is professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University. He is a former journalist in Dallas and holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. His biography of Owen Wister (Owen Wister: Gentleman of the East, Chronicler of the West), won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for the best non-fiction book of the year by a Texas author. He also has written a biography of the historian/editor Frederick Lewis Allen. In recent years he has concentrated on Dallas history, with other books being As Old As Dallas Itself (a history of the legal profession in Dallas) and (co-author) From Prairie to Planes (a history of DFW International Airport).

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"A thorough overview of the city's modern history.... easily read and holds the reader's attention throughout." (first edition review) -- Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"Informative book... a readable account of Dallas' power, politics, crime, and social evolution." -- D magazine

"Promising 'triumph and troubles,' Big D delivers plenty of the latter: devasting floods; the flourishing of the Ku Klux Klan..." -- The Dallas Morning News

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