Bill Minutaglio

Bill Minutaglio is a journalist and author of nine books. He was the recipient of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction in 2014 for his book ''Dallas 1963'' (co-written with Steven L. Davis). It was named among the best books of the year by ''The New Republic'', ''Kirkus Reviews'', ''The Seattle Times'', ''The Kansas City Star'', ''The Oklahoman'' and ''The Washington Post's'' "The Fix."

His book ''The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD'' (co-written with Steven L. Davis) was optioned by the film company that co-produced Steven Spielberg's movie ''The Post''.

His book ''City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle'' was optioned by Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures. ''City on Fire'' was named by ''Esquire'' magazine as one of the greatest stories of human survival, along with works by Ernest Hemingway and others.

His book ''First Son: George W. Bush & The Bush Family Dynasty'', was the first biography written about President Bush. Director Oliver Stone cited the book in interviews about Stone’s movie ''W.''.

Based in Texas, Minutaglio's books and journalism often center on race and social inequities. The ''Austin American-Statesman'' said he ″has long been regarded as one of the great writers in Texas … Minutaglio wrote exquisite long-form pieces about Texas poverty in a time of plenty.″ ''The Daily Beast'' said his book ''Dallas 1963'' (co-written with Steven L. Davis) was one of the five most important books written about the death of President John F. Kennedy, along with works by Norman Mailer, Don DeLillo and others.

Inducted into The Texas Institute of Letters, his work has appeared in ''The New York Times'', ''The Guardian'',''Newsweek'', ''The Washington Post'', ''Los Angeles Times'', ''Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists'', ''Scotland on Sunday'', ''Outside'', ''Esquire'', ''The New Republic'' and other places.

His other books are: ''In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas''; ''Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life''; T''he President’s Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales''; ''Locker Room Mojo''; ''The Hidden City''. Provided by Wikipedia
by Minutaglio, Bill.
Published 1999
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