Finally, a Texas truth-telling tale about Lone Star State politics by three authors with over 100 combined years of experience as Austin insiders and outsiders. "How Texas Politics Really Works" is an uncommon introduction to a subject that is shrouded in economic and governmental myths. This book exposes exactly how Democratic and Republican party leaders, in the past and the present, have ridden herd over the people of Texas in their desire to do the bidding of the rich and powerful. The authors believe that the masses, who have historically received the short end of the rope from elites, can come together to change the state power dynamic through peaceful political action. Knowledge is where it starts, and this book is a long hard look at the reality of Texas politics.