Valor by Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez

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The son of Hispanic immigrants, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez grew up in gang-plagued Gary, Indiana. With strong family support, he managed to beat the odds, graduating with distinction from Indiana University, finishing law school after a rough start, and maturing into a successful attorney and officeholder. Yet there was more in store for Roy. Ready to start a family and embark on a career as a deputy prosecutor, he was stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome. How he coped with and eventually overcame this debilitating affliction is a compelling part of his story. The experience steeled him to meet future crises with wisdom, perspective, and grit. An inspiring true story, Valor is also a significant and original contribution to the social, ethnic, and political history of Indiana.


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Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez is a practicing attorney in Gary, Indiana. He served as a Deputy Prosecutor and was appointed chair of the Worker's Compensation Board by Governor Evan Bayh. After establishing a successful law practice, Dominguez was Sheriff of Lake County from 2002 to 2010.James B. Lane is Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University Northwest, co-director of the Calumet Regional Archives, editor of Steel Shavings magazine, and author of numerous books, including "City of the Century": A History of Gary, Indiana (IUP, 1978).
Published July 12, 2012 by Indiana University Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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