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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 nostalgiaLawrence Wright is humble almost to a fault but it suits him The truth is he s one of our greatest living writers and journalists not just a Texas writer God Save Texas might look like a collection of past work or a delve mainly into politics and to a small extent it is both of those things But really it s a memoir told through history and contemporary events So many wonderful stories in here are told from personal recollection full of insight wisdom and humor I especially enjoyed the recurring bits of Wright s long and intellectually bountiful friendship with writer Stephen Harrigan I was also moved by the penultimate chapter Far West Far Out and the way Wright writes about his marriage to his wife Roberta Cover to cover this book is such a gift

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

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. 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 regardless of what people around him talk about then you know how it feels to read God Save Texas A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright I was so excited to read about Texas because I felt like this was such a brilliant field to explore and of course because of my memories Lawrence Write hasn t done any justice to Texas not because of his consistent references to trivial political aspects of the state but because of his inability to recognize the culture that is beyond the obvious He hasn t made any effort to dig deeper into the timeless and univocal characteristics of Texas Such a shame

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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. 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 about the cultural melting pot that is Texas would enjoy this one It s a much complicated and dare I say interesting place than it s reputation would suggest Excellent work by Mr Wright


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's soooo nice to take such deep thoughtful and intelligent dives into MY part of the world instead

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    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 sure wouldn’t hesitate reading any one of Wright’s other books — each one are interesting topics

  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'

  4. says:

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

  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 non

  6. says:

    If you have ever had a friend who can´t stop bragging about himself begins the conversation following one topi

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    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 nev

  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 forewarns about the TEXAN evolution Anyone with an interest in Texas or US politics will enjoy it very much I love reading books like this when the narrative flows effortlessly and you can stop and sip your tea and do your thing and come back and continue where you've left with ease In this on

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    A nice glimpse into the current cultural political and social environment of the Lone Star State Wright also includes som

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