September 28, 2012 by Allison @ The Book Wheel
Top Shelf in October: Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid
Reviewed by: Bosco
For me, Ann Richards was Texas politics. I was born and raised here, the child of Democrats in a state leaving the party of LBJ in droves for the party of Nixon and Reagan. Ann Richards is the only winning candidate for governor who I have ever voted for. Her victory over Clayton Williams, the bumbling oil millionaire, was a lone highpoint for me. The glory days of Texas Democrats like LBJ and Rayburn were far behind us. For a short time, she brought back the promise of an era that felt mostly gone about the time I was born.
I’ve read a lot of history and political biography. The description “page turner” is not often applicable. Jan Reid’s biography of Ann Richards is exactly that. From start to…
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