Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Summer

The Austin Cookbook

By Paula Forbes

Whether it’s smoked turkey from La Barbecue, fried chicken from Lucy’s, or pumpkin bread from Kerbey Lane, The Austin Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes from local restaurants most every Longhorn will know. With meals and stories from deep in the heart of Texas, Forbes’ book captures the tastes of Austin, from barbecue to Tex-Mex to margaritas.

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

By Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wright’s latest book dives into what he calls the most controversial state in America: Texas. His portrait looks at how Texas is an unwavering red state whose cities are blue; where minorities are quickly becoming the majority; where technology exports are leading against those of California; and where economic growth is rising simultaneously with income disparity. The book not only shows Texas as it is, but what it could be.

Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites

By Laurence Parent, BS ’81

Originally published in 1996, this book has been the handiest of tour guides for all who want to explore the great state of Texas. From Enchanted Rock to Galveston to Fort Lancaster, the book offers information on the best campsites, hiking trails, swimming holes, scenic landscapes, historical sites, and more. And now, with a fresh design and eight new sights to see, the revised edition makes the call of adventure even harder to ignore.

Chasing Hillary:
Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

By Amy Chozick, BA ’01

For 10 years, Outstanding Young Texas Ex and New York Times journalist Amy Chozick spent her late 20s and early 30s following the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton. Though the lead-up to the election of President Trump is one everyone believes they know, Chozick offers a fresh perspective straight from the Hillary bus. With her life utterly intertwined with Clinton’s political journey, Chozick comes to understand what drove Clinton, how she did what no other woman has before, and why, ultimately, she lost the election.


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