God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright, a staff journalist for The New Yorker magazine as well as a native Texan, “God Save Texas” is the quintessential book for anyone wanting to have a deeper understanding of what it means to hail from the Lone Star State.
There are so many things that make Texas exceptional and in a lot of ways an enigma. This is a state that has shaped the course of the United States from the very beginning. Texans are a proud people and this rings true in Mr. Wright’s book.
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There is an inherent beauty and a toughness of the land and of the people, an ever-present willingness to go it alone that makes Texas a state in a class of its own. This tenacity is the epitome of what makes Texas unique and a force to be reconned with.
As a native son, Lawrence Wright has the uncanny ability to take a long hard, loving and honest look at the Lone Star State in a way only someone who knows and loves Texas can. More importantly, he is able to convey what it is that makes Texas such a unique and intriguing place to live, work, visit, and love.
A well written and insightful description of what makes Texas unique
Available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and audiobook formats
Written with a personal perspective as only a native Texan could do
Winner of the National Public Radio Book of the Year as well as a Circle Award Finalist of the National Book Critics
This book looks at the colorful history of the great state of Texas as well as at the present, what things have changed and how this state has changed the face of a nation. From the Alamo to the oil industry, the border, the land and all things in between, the dichotomy of the politics - a predominantly Republican state with major cities that are basically Democratic, and the shockingly disparate cultural and economic divide that resides there.