God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

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
ISBN:9780525520108
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About Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, screenwriter, staff writer for


    God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State Reviews

  • Elyse

    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 informat...

  • Trish

    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...

  • Chantal Lyons

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and en...

  • Dax

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating an...

  • Emily

    Oh boy...

  • Michelle Lancaster

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCESLawrence WrightGod Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star StateAlfred A. KnopfHardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this bo...

  • Truman32

    Lawrence Wright’s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America’s 28th state which Wright also calls...

  • Ian Holmes

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a li...

  • Joe

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will b...