The Thorny Rose of Texas by Mike Shropshire
An Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards

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An in-depth look at the governor of Texas presents the life of a woman born to an impoverished farm community, a fierce intercollegiate debater, an advocate for abused women's rights, a divorced recovering alcoholic, and a striving candidate for governor. 25,000 first printing.
 

About Mike Shropshire

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Mike Shropshire is the author of "The Pro, Seasons in Hell, " and "When the Tuna Went Down to Texas". He lives in Dallas, Texas. Frank Schaeffer was born in Switzerland. He is a survivor of polio, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four ("pretty terrible") low-budget Hollywood features, and a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. Frank and his wife, Genie, live in Massachusetts and have three children.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Birch Lane Pr. 271 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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In this enthusiastic, casual, not-so-intimate biography of Democratic Texas governor Richards, Texas journalist Shropshire and novelist Schaeffer ( Pandora Man ) tell the life story of the gutsy, tart-tongued former junior high school teacher who first won national acclaim at the 1988 Democratic ...

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