God Save Texas - Lawrence Wright

God Save Texas

By Lawrence Wright

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: United States
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 35 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Notable Book

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist


An NPR Best Book of the Year

God Save Texas
is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create.

Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become—and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.

Reviews

  • God save Texas

    2
    By hobson68
    Obviously a liberals view of Texas. I only hope the author moves out of Texas and his book keeps other liberals from moving here. Native Texans continue to be proud of their heritage.
  • Partisan history is annoying

    2
    By RRB78
    As an amateur historian and native Texan, I was excited to pick up this book. I feel like this book missed the mark in a couple of ways. One, it didn’t give the reader many new perspectives or insights about Texas history I didn’t already know, other than the author’s political leanings. Which brings me to my second problem with this work. I totally understand the author’s opinion will inevitably be representative in his or her work, but this is next level bias. The author is clearly left of the political center, which doesn’t normally bother me, but the persistent attack on all things conservative, became tired and ultimately distracting to the content.

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