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

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ISBN-10: 0871404079

ISBN-13: 9780871404077

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gail Collins

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Not until she visited Texas,that proud state of big oil and bigger ambitions, did Gail Collins, thebest-selling author and columnist for the New York Times, realize that she had missed the one place that mattered most inAmerica’s political landscape. Raised in Ohio, Collins had previously seen theAmerican fundamental divide as a war between the Republican heartland and itstwo liberal coasts. But the real story, she came to see, was in Texas, whereBush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry had created a conservative political agendathat is now sweeping the country and defining our national identity. Throughits vigorous support of banking deregulation, lax environmental standards, anddraconian tax cuts,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 6/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Gail Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1945. She received a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University and an M.A. in government from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She writes an op-ed column for The New York Times every Thursday and Saturday. She was also the first woman to hold the position of Editorial Page Editor at the Times, which she held from 2001 to 2007. She has also written several books including America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines and When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.