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Chronicling Texas' Larger-Than-Life History, Identity

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The story of Texas is as vast and diverse as the state itself. Chronicling the state from its beginnings to modern day, Stephen Harringan writes about the triumphs, defeats, controversies and contradictions that molded Texas into the state we know today.

What makes the Lone Star State so unique? What lesser known facts would be surprising, even to Texans?

How can historical literature help us understand America's most controversial state? How has Texas' evolution helped shape the country's identity?

Guest: Stephen Harrigan, author of "Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas"    

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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, October 16.

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.