Dave Lieber: With the racy images I found in the 1936 Fort Worth centennial fair program at the TCU Library Special Collections, I could feel for the first time Amon G. Carter’s iron grip on his city.
Amon Carter ruled Fort Worth and West Texas for about half a century. He owned the newspaper and the top radio and TV stations in town.
“I hate the way Amazon sells a new book at a deep discount before it’s even printed,” says Dave Lieber, the author and playwright of the new book and play, AMON! The Ultimate Texan. “I’m breaking the rules by not giving this book to Amazon. Not yet. I have a feeling my story subject — Amon Carter, the powerful Texas media mogul — wouldn’t have stood for it either.”
Essayist Roger Summers, in the first review of the new Amon Carter book and play script, calls the coming product a “cherish treasure” that ought to be around forever.