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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dallas Citizens Council - Darwin Payne

 Book review in Dallas Morning News

Author doesn't throw book at Dallas Citizens Council

09:47 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 29, 2008
{Review begins}  The Dallas Citizens Council still holds considerable sway.
Dallas Citizens CouncilIt's just more open about it.
But few folks know how the organization, once a clandestine club of elite businessmen who got things done, evolved from an "oligarchy" of white businessmen to a diverse cabal of nearly 200 chieftains.
In his new book – Dallas Citizens Council: An Obligation of Leadership – Darwin Payne ushers us behind the curtains, letting readers see how the gears have been turning for 70 years and counting.
Let's be clear. This isn't a titillating, tell-all tale of an organization long given credit and blame for transforming Dallas into the city it is today, for better or worse. (Make that for better and worse.)"
Ragland, the reviewer also one of Payne's several other books, Big D: Triumphs and Troubles of an American Supercity in the 20th Century.

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