God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State / Lawrence Wright.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525520108; 0525520104.Subject(s): Wright, Lawrence, 1947- -- Travel -- Texas | Harrigan, Stephen, 1948- -- Travel -- Texas | Harrigan, Stephen, 1948- | Wright, Lawrence, 1947- | Texas -- Description and travel | Texas -- Politics and government -- 21st century | Texas -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Texas -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Cultural Heritage | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- State & Provincial | Economic history | Politics and government | Social conditions | Travel | Texas | Texas -- Economic conditions | 2000-2099Genre/Form: Travel writing. | Travel writing.Additional physical formats: Online version:: God save Texas.DDC classification: 917.6404 Other classification: HIS036130 | BIO002000 | POL020000
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The charms, such as they are -- A tale of three wells -- Houston, we have a problem -- Culture, explained -- The cradle of presidents -- Turn the radio on -- Big D -- Sausage makers -- The city of the violet crown -- More sausage -- Borderlands -- The high lonesome -- Far west, far out -- Among the confederates.
Texas is arguably 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 Muslim population in the country. 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. Native Texan Wright portrays a state that not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.