Firebrand: Politics, Arson, Perjury, and an Embattled American City in 1912
by David R. Stokes
In early 1912, the city of Fort Worth, Texas found itself in a firestorm, one that had political, religious, and criminal undertones. At the center of the controversy was a local minister, J. Frank Norris. Determined to make a name for himself, he adopted a sensational approach to preaching. Norris was the predecessor of the all culturally crusading clergymen agitators to come.