Book Narrates Mexican-American Texas Ranger’s Life

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Author Rick Harper releases biography of Arturo Rodriguez

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In the biography, “Rodriguez… Texas Ranger! The True Story of the First Mexican American Texas Ranger” (published by iUniverse), author Rick Harper narrates the life of Arturo Rodriguez – the first Mexican-American man to become a Texas Ranger – and chronicles some of the state’s significant historical events.

Drawing from his 30-plus-year friendship with Rodriguez, Harper says he was inspired by a "genuine hero right in our midst. People of his generation need to be reminded of Art and the part he played in shaping Texas history…and the current generation needs to know and understand his life and deeds, and how they connect to today’s ‘modern’ Texas! I lived in these times. I knew all the players ‘up-close and personally.' My seats were ‘first row, ringside. ’ ...And Art...well, Art was 'in the ring,' slugging it out with all comers!"

About the historical significance of the book, Harper adds, “Events that happened during the second half of the last century were no doubt the most dynamic in our history and resulted in what I refer to as Texas’ own ‘Political-Big-Bang,' the total and complete takeover of the political-apparatus in half of the state by La Raza Unida party and (its) Chicano members.”

“Rodriguez… Texas Ranger!”
By Rick Harper
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491705056
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491705049
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491705063
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rick Harper, currently a real estate broker, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration 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 lives in San Antonio.

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