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Great American Get-Together in San Antonio

Join us for our gala event in San Antonio! From Hill Country to the River Walk, you’ll go big in this bold and exciting city.
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Program No. 21173RJ
8 days
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Great American Get-Together in San Antonio

Join us for our gala event in San Antonio! From Hill Country to the River Walk, you’ll go big in this bold and exciting city.
8 days
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Program No. 21173 RJ
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Celebrate the spirit of San Antonio — and Road Scholar — as you join us for a week of fellowship, learning and fun in the heart of Texas! We’ve planned an amazing array of in-depth lectures, field trips and activities — plus a final night gala with music and cultural dancers. Immerse yourself in the history of San Antonio while exploring with new friends, and then customize your learning with your choice of enriching activities to choose from on two different days. There is something for everyone, as you experience the best of Road Scholar in San Antonio.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Choose your own special experiences, such as a cooking demonstration or an architecture walk, alongside our best and most loved experts.
  • Join experts for explorations of San Antonio’s greatest landmarks, including the Alamo, the beautiful river walk, the missions and historic La Villita.
  • Venture to Texas Hill Country with explorations of the quaint town of Fredericksburg and LBJ ranch, topped off with an authentic barbecue and live music.

General Notes

Large-group program with max of 140; smaller groups for activities.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
by Nick Kotz
Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed a historic opportunity and began a delicate dance of accommodation that moved them, and the entire nation, toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Drawing on a wealth of newly available sources -- Johnson's taped telephone conversations, voluminous FBI wiretap logs, previously secret communications between the FBI and the president -- Nick Kotz gives us a dramatic narrative, rich in dialogue, that presents this momentous period with thrilling immediacy. Judgment Days offers needed perspective on a presidency too often linked solely to the tragedy of Vietnam.
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S. C. Gwynne
As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
by Gail Collins
Sam Houston, A Life
by James L. Haley
Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein
by Friedrich Armand Strubberg and James C. Kearney
Three Roads to the Alamo, the Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
by William C. Davis
Gone to Texas, a History of the Lone Star State
by Randolph Campbell
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Widely praised and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity.
The Alamo Remembered, Tejano Accounts & Perspectives
by Timothy M. Matovina
Gates of the Alamo (historically accurate novel)
by Stephen Harrigan
On the Border, an Environmental History of San Antonio
by Char Miller
Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy
by Lonn Taylor
In a collection of essays about Texas gathered from his West Texas newspaper column, Lonn Taylor traverses the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write a very honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present.
Crown Jewel of Texas, the Story of the San Antonio River
by Lewis Fisher
The Spanish Acequias of San Antonio
by Waynne Cox

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