God Save Texas

A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100126867
Released: Apr 17, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525588993
Narrator/s: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: Books on Tape
Please log in to view pricing


A New York Times Notable Book National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist An NPR Best Book of the Year God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become-and shows how the battle for Texas's soul encompasses us all.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Product Number EB00706591
Released: Apr 17, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780525520115

Professional reviews

"Lawrence Wright lives in Austin, Texas, a funky "blue freckle" in a red state. He tours both the physical and political landscapes of Texas, offering both criticism and defense for his home in the wake of a national political shift. Wright doesn't speak with a twang anymore, but he demonstrates it occasionally as he quotes other natives. His soft-spoken narration is engaging, with the wry turns of phrase creeping up on listeners. He takes listeners on a tour of diverse, affordable Houston and reports debate over transgender bathroom rights in the state legislature. He also recalls the gubernatorial career of a radio personality who presaged President Trump. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter