A new biography makes clear that the acclaimed writer had an intense love-hate relationship with his home state. Which may have been the secret to his success.
Regarded by many Texans as a classic work of history, T. R. Fehrenbach’s ‘Lone Star’ contains racist ideas that shouldn’t be ignored.
Three new books remind us that some of the issues roiling the state have been with us for a very long time.
One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
Walter Prescott Webb’s previously unpublished memoir recounts the experiences that shaped his best-known—and most controversial—works.
Can a batch of new books, a documentary, and Donald Trump’s calamitous administration resuscitate the legacy of our 43rd president—and his illustrious family?
The best-selling author offers a lively—but drastically incomplete—account of nineteenth-century Texas history.
Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
In ‘Spying on the South,’ the author of the bestselling ‘Confederates in the Attic’ offers a few pungent opinions about the Lone Star State.
In his latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist charts his waning romance with Texas.
New books from Roger D. Hodge and Bryan Mealer draw an unsparing portrait of rural Texas.