William Broyles

William Broyles is a native of Baytown and was the founding editor of Texas Monthly. He then went on to create the television show, China Beach, and to write scripts for a number of films, including Cast Away, The Polar Express, Jarhead, Unfaithful, and Apollo 13, which he co-wrote with Texas Monthly writer Al Reinert. Broyles graduated from Rice University and has an M.A. from Oxford University. He also served with the Marines in Vietnam, was the editor in chief of Newsweek magazine, and is the author of Brothers in Arms. He lives in New Mexico.

Stories

The Making of Barbara Jordan

From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.

Behind the Lines

Jimmy Carter’s energy program wants to bury the age of oil and gas whether it’s dead or not.

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The Viet Nam War was the second this country lost.

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Houston has the healthiest urban economy in the nation, but money can’t buy happiness.

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“Give me your tired, your poor . . . ”

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Some nice words about the police, exploring Texas, and listening to opportunity knock.

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Crime and punishment.

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Requiem for a heavyweight.

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Why we don’t endorse candidates.

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