Stephen Harrigan

Coming soon

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas


"Stephen Harrigan has given us a wonderful new history of Texas. It tells us all we need to know and little that we don't need to know. A splendid effort." —Larry McMurtry

"I am not sure which is the greater achievement here: digesting such a vast amount of historical data or making that gigantic wall of information fun to read. Because it certainly is the latter. I challenge the reader, in fact, to open to any page of this 829-page colossus and not have fun. It’s all interesting, and that is not hype. Harrigan tacks brilliantly through the shifting winds of Texas history by telling a series of rip-snorting good tales." —S.C. Gwynne, author of New York Times bestselling books Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell




Stephen Harrigan is a novelist, journalist, historian and screenwriter.  His books include the novels The Gates of the Alamo, Remember Ben Clayton, and A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, and the forthcoming Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas.