Lone Stars Rising

Lone Stars Rising


Lone Stars Rising

By the editors of Texas Monthly

The editors of Texas Monthly magazine have put together an anniversary collection of very readable short profiles of 50 people who have been Lone Stars Rising in the past 50 years or so – which is how long the magazine has been in existence.

These 50, the editors suggest, have “turned Texas into the fastest-growing, most exciting, and, sometimes, most exasperating state in the country.”

Here are a few examples: Willie Nelson, Tom Landry, Mary Kay Ash, Herb Kelleher, Larry McMurtry, T. Boone Pickens, H. Ross Perot, Charles Butt, Molly Ivins, Bob Bullock, Beyonce, Rick Perry, Sandra Cisneros.

The book concludes with an essay “Going Forward” by Mimi Swartz.

Plenty to think about – and agree or disagree with.

242 pages, hardcover. Color and black-and-white photographs.