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Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947), Pulitzer Prize winning author, graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of visa mer Law. Wright is the author of the books God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (2018), Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (2013), Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006), Noriega: God's Favorite (2000), Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999), Remembering Satan (1994), Saints & Sinners (1993), In the New World: Growing Up in America, 1964-1984 (1987), and City Children, Country Summer: A Story of Ghetto Children Among the Amish (1979). (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Austin, Texas, USA
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Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947) is an American writer and journalist, who is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. Wright is best known as the author of the 2006 nonfiction book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Wright is also known for his work with documentarian Alex Gibney who directed film versions of Wright's one man show My Trip to Al-Qaeda and his book Going Clear. His 2020 novel, The End of October, a thriller about a pandemic, was released in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wright graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas, in 1965 and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2009. He is a graduate of Tulane University and taught English at the American University in Cairo (from which he was awarded a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics in 1969) in Egypt for two years. Wright lives in Austin, Texas.

In 1980, Wright began working for the magazine Texas Monthly and contributed to Rolling Stone magazine. In late 1992, he joined the staff of The New Yorker.

Wright is the author of six books but is best known for his 2006 publication, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. A quick bestseller, The Looming Tower was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and is frequently referred to by some media pundits as being an excellent source of background information on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks. The book's title is a phrase from the Quran 4:78: "Wherever you are, death will find you, even in the looming tower", which Osama bin Laden quoted three times in a videotaped speech seen as directed to the 9/11 hijackers.



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I am a Hoosier living in Texas. I grew up in Indiana, went to California when my husband got a job there. I loved living there, wonderful weather, no allergies and plenty of interesting places to visit. We left when I retires because we could not afford to continue to live there. We moved to Texas because we were attracted to this state because of the lack of snow and lower housing costs. We like the lower cost of living but miss places to go. I have mixed feelings for this state, I hate its politics, a lot of the people are friendly but watch out for those aren't. I wanted to learn more about the state that i am living in.

I learned a lot about the power and culture of Texas from Lawrence Wright's God Save Texas. The chapter that covers fracking can't be beat. The stories are funny, sometimes shocking and the author tends to meander off the subject sometimes. The book held my interest except for the meander which was mostly at the end. If you are thinking about moving to Texas, definitely read this book and then decide. Personally this state is too big for me. But I cannot find a more affordable place.
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Carolee888 | 11 andra recensioner | Apr 9, 2024 |
I could have given this book five stars, but since I'm a former Californian living in Washington, I feel compelled to knock it down a peg.
auldhouse | 11 andra recensioner | Apr 9, 2024 |
As much as I love Lawrence Wright, this book is much more for non-Texans.
gonzocc | 11 andra recensioner | Mar 31, 2024 |
A novel that almost feels like nonfiction as it was written just before the outbreak of the 2020 virus. Clearly, the author put much effort in his research which makes this all the more close to home if you are reading this in 2020. On the literary side, the novel has structure, well-developed characters and the plot makes sense. The story evolves around a renowned virologist and his family who finds himself in the epicenter of a deadly flu outbreak that is eerily similar to the 2020 corona virus outbreak. Following a human carrier of the virus to Mecca… (mer)
nitrolpost | 52 andra recensioner | Mar 19, 2024 |



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