God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

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With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.

God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.

Title:God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525520108
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    God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State Reviews

  • Hank Stuever

    What a treat to have read "God Save Texas" after reading Sam Anderson's "Boom Town" (about Oklahoma City) and Lou Berney's "November Road" (a novel about the JFK assassination in Dallas that's also pa...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book “The Looming Tower”.This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informat...

  • Joe Valdez

    My introduction to Lawrence Wright is God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State. Anyone who savors long reads in Texas Monthly or the New Yorker should feel right at home with thi...

  • Trish

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read…the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright’s view of...

  • Brina

    With summer approaching, I find myself drawn to books set in warmer locations. Each summer I also search for a travelogue that takes me along the open roads. Although not exactly a travelogue, when a ...

  • Marija

    If you have ever had a friend who can´t stop bragging about himself, begins the conversation following one topic just for you to realize quickly that he has meanwhile slipped into an unrelated digres...

  • Chantal Lyons

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and en...

  • Ayse_

    I have learned so many things about Houston`s history and Texas from this book. I liked it very much. It is a book that explains, embraces and forewarns about the TEXAN evolution. Anyone with an inter...

  • Dax

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating an...

  • Mehrsa

    This book is really well-written, funny, and interesting. It's about Texas and it's about America. But it's more about Wright and Wright's texas than it is about Texas and America. For example, when h...