Texas in Her Own Words

Texas in Her Own Words



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ISBN-13: 9780972029377
Publisher: Redbud Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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RuthieJonesTX More than 1 year ago
Texas in Her Own Words by Tweed Scott is an amazing compilation of Texans telling it like it is: what does it mean to be a Texan, and what makes Texas so special? These questions are harder to answer than most people realize. Many of the interviewees in this book say a lot of the same things, but the overarching themes are Pride and Attitude. Texans are proud of this great state’s history and diversity in people and environment. Other words I gleaned from these accounts include freedom, identity, opportunity, different (from other states), space, and friendly. I can personally relate to several Texans in this book telling people in foreign countries they’re from Texas and then watching their faces light up. Texas has a romantic mystique that’s hard to resist. Tweed interviewed (in person and by email) many people who were born in Texas and still live here, born in Texas and live elsewhere, or born elsewhere and got to Texas in a big hurry. Texas has always been a land of opportunity and second chances (according to several accounts in this book), and all are welcome to settle here and call Texas home. There’s plenty of room! Many people interviewed are multi-generation Texans. These people have a deep-rooted pride in Texas, and they are more than happy to give you a bit (or a lot) of their history. The first-generation Texans and the transplants have a lot to be proud of as well, so if you’re from here and love reading about Texas or are simply curious about what makes this state so great and why Texans have a Texas-size attitude about anything and everything Texas, then this book is for you. Settle in with Tweed Scott’s fascinating collection of stories from several everyday Texans (and a few famous ones too). True, this book has a lot of repetition; however, that repetition highlights the commonality among Texans because we all feel the same pride and attitude about Texas. We love our Lone Star flag, and we love the shape of our state! How can you can spot a true Texan? He or she will be the one who is all choked up and teary eyed after seeing the flags and reading the names inside the Alamo. A Texas-sized Thank You to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and Tweed Scott for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Texas In Her Own Words is a collection of stories of what it means to be a Texan! This book is everything what it means to be a Texan, yes this book may get a little repetitive from everyone saying nearly the same thing over and over again but the bottom line is, that we are proud of where we came from and the fight to get us to here was well worth it! I thought this book could have been a little better and not be as long since everyone was basically saying the same thing but then again, we are Texans and we do like to brag about things!! Being a proud Texas born child and growing up in this great state, when you have to leave Texas at 12 years old, you start counting down the days when you can return and let me tell you, it was a long wait to finally cross over into that state line for the last time to be here for good but you get this feeling of being home even when you are far from home. Being a Texan for me means that I get to live in a state that is proud of our past when other states just want to forget theirs, it also means to be grateful to live somewhere among people that are just as proud to be a Texan as well!! Thank You to Tweed Scott for writing this book even though you are not a full-blooded Texan but you definitely showed everyone what being a Texan is like!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're an avid fan of Texas history or interested in its residents' pride for their state, then this is the book for you. Filled with factoids and comments from Texans--native and transplants--Texas In Her Own Words, in my opinion, is a superb book for any library, personal or not.