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Y'all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B01IAS2B6Y
- Publisher : Gibbs Smith (July 11, 2016)
- Publication date : July 11, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 34342 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,658 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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He sums up the Texas experience well at the end of the book: "The Texas mystique wasn't built on mediocrity and small stuff ... It was built on the overwhelming...."
However, thou shalt not quote this book in any serious discourse. It contains errors on purpose and errors by accident. For example, he questions the use of armadillos to make boots. He flat-out declares that Lyndon Johnson was the first U.S.President born in Texas, despite Dwight Eisenhower having been born in Texas 18 years before Johnson. His Texas Road Simulator suggests that Texas highways are in a valley with a ridge on both sides. He credits the Comanche as living in Texas "for thousands of years" even though they entered the area about the same time as the Spanish. His CSA and USA flags don't have the correct number of stars. And, as a typical Texan, he has the San Jacinto Monument taller than the Burj Khalifa. His account of the Texas Revolution is more entertainment than fact. And, more ... If you read this book, feel free to add the inaccuracies that you find to this list.
So, with all those problems, why did I not give it just one star? Well, because it's a rip-roaring fun read. And, again, he does capture spirit and mystique of Texas.