America’s most provocative state makes for an epic history—literally.
Written by Jenn Thornton
What else to name a book that records the history of Texas in all its contradictions, color, and characters, than exactly what it is—Big Wonderful Thing. This doorstop of a book reads like a novel and is so comprehensive, John Wayne makes a cameo twice. Covering everything on the range from cowboys to culture, this is a marathon; long, occasionally bumpy and charged. At a whopping 829 pages, it’s also a feat of research disguised by such masterful storytelling that the result is a history that Texas deserves, and a lot like the state itself—vast and never dull.
Buy now on Amazon. Proceeds benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.