God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright 345 pages

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright has lived in Texas almost his entire life.  While he feels drawn to Texas, there are political, cultural and historical events which make him less than proud of The Lone Star State.  When I think of Texas, images of gun-toting conservatives come to mind; however, it is also the state that gave us Whole Foods and Janis Joplin.  Wright introduces his readers to politicians, writers, musicians and oil barons .  From this composite picture, Texas is seen with all of its beauty and blemishes.

Lawrence Wright has a straight-forward, easy to read style with some self-effacing humor thrown in.  Does he make a good case for his home state?  After reading God Save Texas, I still would never want to live there.

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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright 345 pages

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