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As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda

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"Gail Collins explores the ways that Texas has influenced the direction of national politics, education policy, and the economy during the past 50 years. From failing schools and problematic sexual education curriculums to banking and housing scandals, she illustrates how the Lone Star State has led the United States astray. Collins's most compelling feat is capturing the mentality that seems to propel much of Texas (and to varying degrees, conservative) politics. As a narrator, Collins turns in a workmanlike performance, her tone shifting between the objective, judgmental, and critical. On the whole, she keeps the production engaging, but does falter in one major way: a certain degree of disdain and condemnation permeates her voice, particularly when she makes jokes or quotes officials. While this may not be as palpable in the print edition, her narration often feels snide and is thus potentially off-putting to listeners who might have been convinced by the evidence and not the attitude. A Liveright hardcover. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Gail Collins is the best-selling author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present and is a national columnist for the New York Times. She lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780307969859
Author:
Collins, Gail
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Edition Description:
Five CD
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.8 x 5.09 x 1.15 in 0.34 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gail Collins explores the ways that Texas has influenced the direction of national politics, education policy, and the economy during the past 50 years. From failing schools and problematic sexual education curriculums to banking and housing scandals, she illustrates how the Lone Star State has led the United States astray. Collins's most compelling feat is capturing the mentality that seems to propel much of Texas (and to varying degrees, conservative) politics. As a narrator, Collins turns in a workmanlike performance, her tone shifting between the objective, judgmental, and critical. On the whole, she keeps the production engaging, but does falter in one major way: a certain degree of disdain and condemnation permeates her voice, particularly when she makes jokes or quotes officials. While this may not be as palpable in the print edition, her narration often feels snide and is thus potentially off-putting to listeners who might have been convinced by the evidence and not the attitude. A Liveright hardcover. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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