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Big, hot, cheap, and right : what america can learn from the strange genius of texas.

Author: Erica Grieder
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Public Affairs, 2014.
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Texas may well be America's most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state's politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the United States has a great deal to learn from Texas. In Big, Hot, Cheap, and  Read more...
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Grieder, Erica.
Big, hot, cheap, and right.
[Place of publication not identified] : Public Affairs, 2014
(OCoLC)853310615
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Grieder
ISBN: 9781610391931 1610391934
OCLC Number: 902681398
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; 1. Man-Made Miracle; 2. The Texas Model; 3. The Troublesome Territory; 4. State of Hate; 5. Land and Cattle; 6. Black Gold; 7. The Ungoverned; 8. The Shadow State; 9. Democratic Texas; 10. The Rise of the Right; 11. Twenty-First-Century Texas; 12. Vestigial Parts; 13. Turning Texas Blue; 14. The Coming Crack-Up; 15. Tweaking of the Model; 16. Texas and the United States; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Texas may well be America's most controversial state. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state's politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Grieder,  Read more...

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Bryan Burrough, New York Times "Ms. Grieder's is the rare book that takes stock of the Texas model without ridiculing many of its traditions and politicians...This is a good book, and Ms. Grieder's Read more...

 
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