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

Mar 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26
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On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the LBJ Library hosted two of Texas' most recognized authors, Lawrence Wright and H.W. Brands. Wright and Brands examined how Texas became a national leader, the current state of affairs, and the future of the Lone Star State. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

The Store at LBJ also hosted 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. 

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.

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