Oak Cliff and the Missing Pieces

by Gregory M. Hasty



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781665746458
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781665746465

About the Book

Oak Cliff and the Missing Pieces is the first book written about the area's history in over three decades. It not only captures the beginnings of the early settlement, it takes the reader beyond a century and a half of growth and tracks how the community has evolved. The book is unique in that it captures the history of West Dallas in conjunction with its Oak Cliff neighbor and how the two transformed together over time into what we see today. The collection of historical accounts and hundreds of photos identify individuals and places of prominence finally memorialized in one anthology. The narrative also takes readers through facts and stories that have been ignored or concealed, revealing an authentic depiction of how the community was, at times, abused and neglected. Readers will enjoy this introspective examination of the area south and west of the Trinity and will once and for all put together the missing pieces of the storied land that has long been misunderstood.

All proceeds from the sale of Oak Cliff and the Missing Pieces will go to benefit non-profit organizations in Oak Cliff and West Dallas.

About the Author

Gregory is a fifth generation Oak Cliff native, born and raised in far South Oak Cliff. He graduated from David W. Carter High School where he was sports editor of the school paper, The Wrangler. He then received his BS degree in communications from the University of Texas, Arlington after spending a few years at Texas Tech University. He wrote for the Tech paper, The University Daily and also wrote articles for American Dawn Magazine and the music magazine, Lit Monthly. Gregory was a DJ at KTXT-FM in college and later secured a position at KSEL-FM, an ABC affiliate station in Lubbock, where he was a DJ and music director. Mr. Hasty later spent 40 years in the Dallas trust banking business before embarking on writing full-time. He is also the author of fictional works, Unsettled Business, Jana and Lydia and Woodstockers. In addition, he published an important, introspective, faith-based work, I’m A Nobody, but not to God.