God Save Texas: The Past, Present, and Future of the Lone Star State

Mar 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26
6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)
LBJ Library, 10th-floor Atrium

Update, Feb. 26: This event has reached capacity.

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On Tuesday, March 26, we're talking all things Texas with two of the state's most recognized authors, Lawrence Wright and H.W. Brands. Wright and Brands will examine how Texas became a national leader, the current state of affairs, and the future of the Lone Star State. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Book Signings
Before and after the program, The Store at LBJ will host Wright and Brands for book signings of their most recent books: God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright and Heirs of the Founders by H.W. Brands. The signings will take place in the atrium. No outside books will be signed. Books must be purchased on-site and sales are available pre and post-event.

Attendance requires an Eventbrite registration. Please be prepared to show your ticket either printed or on your mobile device. Seats are not guaranteed and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving early as we are expecting a full house.

Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His latest book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas with humor and biting insight only a native Texan could provide.

God Save Texas is a New York Times Notable Book, an NPR Best Book of the Year, and now a finalist for the National Book Critics prize. More

H.W. Brands is the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at The University of Texas at Austin. He writes on American history and politics, with books including Heirs of the Founders, The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American, and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Location and Parking
The LBJ Presidential Library is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin at 2313 Red River St.

Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitor lot (#38). The lot is located directly off Red River Street and flanked by LBJ banners.

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Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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