Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

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To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas is changing--and it will change America itself.

Richard Parker takes the reader on a tour across today's booming Texas, an evolving landscape that is densely urban, overwhelmingly Hispanic, exceedingly powerful in the global economy, and increasingly liberal. This Texas will have to ensure upward mobility, reinvigorate democratic rights, and confront climate change--just to continue its historic economic boom. This is not the Texas of George W. Bush or Rick Perry.

Instead, this is a Texas that will remake the American experience in the twenty-first century--as California did in the twentieth--with surprising economic, political, and social consequences. Along the way, Parker analyzes the powerful, interviews the insightful, and tells the story of everyday people because, after all, one in ten Americans in this century will call Texas something else: Home.

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With his keen observations and spritely prose, Richard Parker shows he can bring a reporter s sensibility to any topic from the famed counterculture of Austin to a sharp piece of presidential campaign analysis and even a richly woven Civil War battle story. Parker lathers his pieces with detail and immediate facts, exuding the persuasive voice of someone who knows what he s talking about. --Chad Lorenz, Slate

Democrats are champing at the bit to turn Texas blue. But it s going to take more than money or a Clinton. It will require hard work, political infrastructure and a vision of Hispanic voters that goes beyond immigration reform. It has been 36 years since the democrats last captured Texas in a presidential election. It could well happen again. --Richard Parker, The New York Times

Democrats are champing at the bit to turn Texas blue. But it s going to take more than money or a Clinton. It will require hard work, political infrastructure and a vision of Hispanic voters that goes beyond immigration reform. It has been 36 years since the democrats last captured Texas in a presidential election. It could well happen again. --Richard Parker"

Parker [is] a thoughtful journalist whose passion for his home state is evident but not worshipful. Pithily summarizing recent political history, Parker covers Perry's disastrous Presidential bid and State Senator Wendy Davis's filibuster to block an anti-abortion bill. "

This is where you ll learn how a centrist-oriented Texas could help turn the U.S. into the world s first Hispanic superpower. "

A crisp assessment of fast-changing Texas' recent past, present and future. Whip-smart. A worthy addition to the burgeoning literature on a state that will prove vital to the American future. "

A beautiful new book. The limitations of Texas s attempt to combine being somewhere and being successful are apparent in Parker s gripping story, and suggest that there is still space for new places to attempt new ways to combine place and possibility."

Parker knows the state as well as anybody writing here, and better than most.

A beautiful new book. The limitations of Texas's attempt to combine being somewhere and being successful are apparent in Parker's gripping story, and suggest that there is still space for new places to attempt new ways to combine place and possibility.

Richard Parker has undertaken a large and daunting task to wrangle the various components of Texas, from its brawling history to its lightning-fast social change, and produce a single vision of what Texas means to America today. I am pleased to say that he has succeeded admirably. By combining sharp economic, political, and social commentary, he has told a compelling and highly readable tale.--S. C. Gwynne, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON and REBEL YELL

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