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|
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God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State Reviews
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 informative....’fascinating info.’
I sure wouldn’t hesitate reading any one of Wright’s other books — each one are interesting topics & issues: Twins and what they tell us....The Terror Years from Al Qaeda to the Islamic State....Scientology.....animal welfare, “ The Right of Mice”.....etc.
Besides learning ...more
Fun survey with Wright’s characteristic eye for detail.
so close to perfect. I can't believe I didn't want to read this at first, thinking a book about Texas would never come close to being as good as Going Clear or The Looming Tower. I would read a book of Lawrence Wright describing his breakfasts if that's what he wanted to write next. He takes you to school and you don't even realize how much you're learning until it's done. Incredible journalist and writer.
An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics.
For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective.
Wright seeks to capture the ineffable: the "soul" of Texas. Like Walt Whitman, Texas contains multitudes. It's sacred and profane, generous and mean, pragmatic and nutty, beautiful and blighted.
Having been lived in Texas m ...more
A meandering look into the political culture and culture of Texas and what it bodes for the future of the United States--from oil and right wing politics to music, art, and food. An enjoyable read as it moves from quainter aspects of Texas to the potentially more sinister implications of a politics that stays steadfastly to the right though every demographic trend suggests this will bite the state in the ass one day.
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 Texas, though he doesn’t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that diminish what he believes the state could be. Wright lived many years in Austin, the big blue liberal heart of Texas, a city that attracted so many people to what the city once was that it no longer resembles that attractive ...more