Lone Star Nation

Lone Star Nation 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. A little bit of demographics A little bit of history Too much Austin Parker has an interesting thesis, but not enough to back it up His politics seem to get in the way as well He lives in Austin and seems to assume that Austin is emblematic of the whole state The people who
Richard Parker has an interesting take on Texas with what I would consider a balanced point of view I happen to agree with much of what he says Based on nearly a quarter century living in the state, I can c
Ya gotta love TexasAnyone with friends relatives living in Texas will enjoy This book A lIttle history, a little geography, a little demographics, a little politics, a n d a lot of Texas If I m around, l will re read this in 20 years and see how Texas turned out. Very informative book on TexasA book that covers Texas history, its politics and also its future Well written and very informative to the reader. I was excited to read this book as I have become interested in Texas Politics through work and I live in the epicenter of the Texas Miracle Austin, Texas I see evidence of the so called miracle every day in the throngs of new people arriving in my town from far and wide Parker s book is informative enough about the history of Texas and how it has grown to become the Place To Be for the 21st Century, and has exerted it s influence over US politics ala New York in the late 1800 s and Califor I was excited to read this book as I have become interested in Texas Politics through work and I live in the epicenter of the Texas Miracle Austin, Texas I see evidence of the so called miracle every day in the throngs of new people arriving in my town from far and wide Parker s book is informative enough about the history of Texas and how it has grown to become the Place To Be for the 21st Century, and has exerted it s influence over US politics ala New York in the late 1800 s and Californi
As someone who isn t from Texas, but got there as soon as I could, I wanted to love this book, and didn t It s a passable primer, but tries to explain or show too much Better organization would have been appreciated i.e either a chronological exploration or geographically focused on each of the major cities in the triangle he so often references I wish the author had blended qualitative and quanti
There s an awful lot of Texas history, which was interesting to me right now, but it might be too much for a lot of people On the other hand, the set up of the great migrations over time is important and relative I guess some of therecent history seems pretty detailed.But the premise is a good one Americans have choices about how we respond to the trends and challenges ahead of us He does a good job of taking the politics out of it and dealing with facts We do get to see the sham of w There s an awful lot of Texas history, which was interesting to me right now, but it might be too much for a lot of people On the other hand, the set up of the great migrations over time is important and relative I guess some of therecent history seems pretty detailed.But the premise is a good one Americans have choices about how we respond to the trends and challenges ahead of us He does a good job of taking the polit
I mistakenly bought this ebook instead of Lone Star America How Texas can save our country , confused that I was by their similar titles What a disappointment Nowhere in his book does the author support the claim of his catchy t
Interesting enough that I wanted to give it a higher rating I did not because the number of typos, repeated sentences, and restated sentences that are clearly a mistake show a carelessness that causes me to question if the presentation of facts that back up the premise are equally as careles

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Lone Star Nation
  • Richard Parker
  • 18 March 2017
  • 1605986267