God Save Texas A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State (epub Pdf) by Lawrence Wright


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

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. 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 enjoyableI m afraid I ve never heard of Lawrence Wright but his diverse career and connections afford him the most intimate of insights into the artistic and political worlds of Texas and beyond in the case of presidential politics since Wright has known the Bushes well for all his life This familiarity with the Bushes exemplifies Wright s balance in writing about this state he knows fears and loves he A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you in any way

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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 Tru. 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 partly set in Oklahoma It s soooo nice to take such deep thoughtful and intelligent dives into MY part of the world instead of all the East Coast preoccupied literature out there Yes I live in Washington DC but I was born and raised in Oklahoma City and lived and worked for a few years in Austin Lately both places seem closer to me than they are sort of a combination of long delayed homesickness and nostal Devoted to Drew years in Austin Lately both places seem closer to me than they are sort of a combination of long delayed homesickness and nostal

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Mpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in 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. 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 group in the nonfiction book club started reading G D Save Texas by former Pulitzer winning and long time Texas resident Lawrence Wright I was moved to join them Wright takes his readers on a journey through the state in a way that only a Texan can The rest of the readers in my group happen to be from Texas I have lived in the Midwest for 95% of my life yet my husband pines to visit Texas because h A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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. 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 group in the nonfiction book club started reading G D Save Texas by former Pulitzer winning and long time Texas resident Lawrence Wright I was moved to join them Wright takes his readers on a journey through the state in a way that only a Texan can The rest of the readers in my group happen to be from Texas I have lived in the Midwest for 95% of my life

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • God Save Texas A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
  • Lawrence Wright
  • English
  • 02 June 2018
  • 9780525520108

About the Author: Lawrence Wright

There is than one author with this nameLawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author screenwriter staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law He is a graduate of Tulane University and for two years taught at the American University in Cairo in EgyptWright graduated from Woodrow Wilson High



10 thoughts on “God Save Texas A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

  1. says:

    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 partly set in Oklahoma It

  2. says:

    Audiobooknarrated by the author Lawrence Wright winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book “The Looming Tower”This is my first book by Lawrence Wrightwhich is entertaining and informative’fascinating info’ I su

  3. says:

    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 this terrific book published in 2018 and with Wright a screenwriter playwright Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who's contributed pieces to those two magazines Wright grew up in Dallas in the '60s and with his own family relocated from

  4. says:

    This is a fast and fabulous smart and funny readthe kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of w

  5. says:

    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 group in the nonfiction book club started reading G D Save Texas by former Pulitzer winning and long time Texas resident Lawrence Wright I was moved to join them Wright takes his readers on a journey through the state in a way

  6. says:

    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 uickly that he has meanwhile slipped into an unrelated digression constantly dropping names reg

  7. says:

    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 enjoyableI'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright but his diverse career and connections afford him the most intimate of insights into the artistic and political worlds of Texas and beyond in the case of presidential politics

  8. says:

    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 fore

  9. says:

    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 and oftentimes hilarious characters I laughed a lot while reading this Not just for Texans either Anyone interested in learning a

  10. says:

    Oh boy

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