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God save Texas

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Wright, Lawrence
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5
Here is a fair-minded dive into the soul of Americanus Contemporanius, specifically the lives of Americans in Texas. It's in Texas, where Wright sees the future and it's, hmm, complicated. From the founding of the Republic, to the oil busts and booms, gun control, slavery, Austin's cool music scene, political infighting, immigration and more, Wright tries to understand where people stand on the issues. Like Studs Turkel, Wright lets people tell their own stories, in an un-rushed non-judgemental way, highlighting the complexity of issues and lives that are often reduced to 5-second soundbites on TV and beyond.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
25/10/18