Rodriguez... Texas Ranger! by Rick Harper
The True Story of the First Mexican American Texas Ranger

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"Harper provides vivid background about shady politics and ethnic friction in South Texas. And he honestly reveals his own conflicts: “a large part of my being, of my core, and most certainly my heart . . . is Mexican,” he writes. But he has no problem if Chicanos view his book as “exculpatory on behalf of the Anglo.”
-BlueInk Review

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“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.”

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“The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emphasis on Texas’s history puts Rodriguez’s story in a wider context and broadens the book’s scope considerably.”

-Clarion Reviews


“This engaging biography is about Art Rodriguez Jr, who rose from a South Texas barrio to become the first Mexican-American Texas Ranger. Harper provides vivid background about shady politics, racial tension and praises his friend as a “Real-Life- Hero!” This is a fascinating read about changing times in Texas and one man who beat the odds.”

-BlueInk Review

 

About Rick Harper

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Rick Harper, currently a real estate broker, earned a BBA at the University of Texas where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was raised in South Texas and Northern Mexico, where his grandparents moved in 1908. Harper has two children and currently lives in San Antonio.
 
Published December 3, 2013 by iUniverse. 281 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction
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on Jun 16 2014

"Harper provides vivid background about shady politics and ethnic friction in South Texas. And he honestly reveals his own conflicts: “a large part of my being, of my core, and most certainly my heart . . . is Mexican,” he writes. But he has no problem if Chicanos view his book as “exculpatory on behalf of the Anglo.”

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