Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Made In Texas: George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics” as Want to Read:
Made In Texas: George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Made In Texas: George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency--the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism--and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 12th 2002 by Basic Books (first published November 30th 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Made In Texas, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Made In Texas

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 83)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
The American Conservative
'Of the three Lind books that I have read, all, including his latest, display the same flashes of brilliance and often ingenious talent of spying historical and cultural patterns that no one else has detected. All of them also suffer from the same flaws: his efforts to push cultural, political, and historical realities into the convenient categories he has discovered, even when they don’t fit, and a steady, harsh, almost obsessively angry polemic directed against a standard set of the author’s f ...more
Interesting backstory on Texas politics, but I could have used more detail on our nefarious protagonist...
Interesting depictions of Texas politics between the Southern plantaion model, and the mid-west plains state model. There are some inacuaracies on geography (which drive me nuts). Over all a must read for anyone interested in politics today.
A Mulford
For anyone interested in how Southern conservatives think in modern day America, you don't need to look any further. This book is an excellent place to start.

I highly recommend it.
His analysis was shallow and without any real insight. He could have made his points in an essay, instead of spreading it all out in a book, most of which is filler.
Vickie marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2015
Rachel Payne
Rachel Payne marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2015
Tessa Tucker
Tessa Tucker marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Moni marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2014
AndreaZ marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2014
Aaron marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Jon marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2014
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2014
Andrew added it
May 28, 2014
Tomáš Zemko
Tomáš Zemko marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Tresy marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2014
Robert marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2013
Bob added it
Dec 08, 2013
P.griffin marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2013
Bob Gale
Bob Gale marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Currently Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, Michael Lind has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and The New Republic and writes frequently for The New York Times and the Financial Times. He is the author of more than a dozen books of history, political journalism, and fiction, including a poetry chapbook, ...more
More about Michael Lind...
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict Up from Conservatism: Why the Right is Wrong for America The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President

Share This Book