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

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Austin, TX

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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 LBJ Presidential Library Director Kyle Longley.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register online to attend. Space is limited.


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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