“A BEAUTIFUL NEW book.”
- The Daily Beast
“RICHARD PARKER HAS undertaken a large and daunting task to wrangle the various components of Texas and produced a single vision of what Texas means to America today. He has succeeded admirably. He has told a compelling and highly readable tale.”
- Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Finalist S. C. Gwynne
“HIS TAKE-HOME MESSAGE... is reminiscent of an old quip from Molly Ivins. Texas, she used to say, is just like anyplace else in America, only more so.”
-The New York Times Review of Books
“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.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“IF YOU THINK you know Texas, be prepared to be surprised, enlightened, and entertained."
-Pulitzer Prize Winner Glenn Frankel
"A COMPREHENSIVE, HIGHLY entertaining overview of Texas' future and its influence on American politics."
- Chuck McCutcheon, National Journal
Books by Richard Parker.
"Best Texas book I've read in a long time and I've read 'em all. Strikes just the right historical and political notes."
-Bill Hobby Jr., longest-serving lieutenant governor in Texas history