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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

Lawrence Wright



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Allen Lane
30 April 2018
History; History of the Americas; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Sociology; Regional government
God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a Republican 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 Muslim adherents in the United States). The cities are Democrat and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports and has an economy only somewhat smaller than Italy's.

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 the United States back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.

Completed as Texas battles to rebuild after the devastating storm of summer 2017, Lawrence Wright's new book manages to be both delighted and appalled by the place he has lived much of his life.
By:   Lawrence Wright
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   602g
ISBN:   9780241325704
ISBN 10:   0241325706
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   30 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lawrence Wright has written for many years for The New Yorker and is the author of the bestselling The Looming Tower, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Reviews for God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

This is a funny, pointed love letter to Texas, at once elegiac and clear-eyed -- Ben Macintyr * The Times *

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