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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Wright Narrator: Lawrence Wright Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9780525588986
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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 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “This is an important book about a state and people who will continue to have a large impact on the US.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An unflinching look at Texas…in all its grandeur and contradictions…which reveals how Texas is only growing in influence, is comprehensive, insightful, and compulsively entertaining.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Approaches his subject on a number of levels: as a stereotype, a movie myth, a cultural melting pot, a borderland, a harbinger of what is to come in an increasingly polarized and conservative country, and as a crucible that has shaped the character of a young writer who couldn’t wait to escape but was drawn back…A revelation.”

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of fiction and numerous books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, winner of a Pulitzer Prize. He is also a playwright and screenwriter.