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  • Author:
    Dr. Jack L. August Jr.,Raul H. Castro
  • ISBN:
    0875653782
  • ISBN13:
    978-0875653785
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    Texas Christian University Press; First Printing edition (May 28, 2009)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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Raúl H. Castro was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina. I decided to read the information about Raul H. Castro, "The New Governor of Arizona.

Raúl H. Raul's story is filled with all those good and bad events about coming to America in the "old days", and none of the belly-aching we hear so much of these days. What floored me was, this man just set his mind to all things positive, and moved on wiith his life. And you know what? Rual is still alive and at 95 years, is the oldest living governor.

Raúl Castro’s life and career serve as dual role models, not only to Mexican Americans, but to all Americans. Castro was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina, lawyer, judge, and teacher. Born in Mexico in 1916, he moved with his family to a small mining community in Arizona in 1926

Raúl H. Born in Mexico in 1916, he moved with his family to a small mining community in Arizona in 1926. His earliest memories include collecting cactus fruit in the desert for food. His childhood served as a metaphor for Mexican and American attitudes of mutual suspicion and distrust. Castro, nevertheless, defied the odds and, thanks to an athletic scholarship, entered Arizona State Teachers College where he graduated in 1939.

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Raúl Héctor Castro (/rɑːˈuːl/ (listen); June 12, 1916 – April 10, 2015) was a Mexican American politician, diplomat and judge. In 1964, Castro was selected to be . Ambassador to El Salvador, a position he held until 1968 when he was appointed . Ambassador to Bolivia. In 1974, Castro was elected to serve as the 14th governor of Arizona, and resigned two years into his term to become . Ambassador to Argentina.

Raúl H. Castro was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina, lawyer, judge, and teacher. Born in Mexico in 1916, he moved with his family to a small mining community in Arizona in 1926. His earliest memories include collecting cactus fruit in the desert for food. His childhood served as a metaphor for Mexican and American attitudes of mutual suspicion and distrust. Castro, nevertheless, defied the odds and, thanks to an athletic scholarship, entered Arizona State Teachers College where he graduated in 1939. By then an American citizen, he worked for the U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer at Agua Prieta, Sonora and then entered the University of Arizona College of Law. He was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1949. After practicing law in Tucson for several years, he became deputy Pima County attorney. In 1954, he was elected county attorney and served until 1958, when he became a Pima County Superior Court Judge. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Castro U.S. ambassador to Salvador in 1964 and to Bolivia in 1969. Castro was elected governor on the Democratic Party ticket in 1974 but an appointment as ambassador to Argentina interrupted his term. Raul Castro's story suggests much about the human spirit, the ability to overcome institutional and personal prejudice, and the hope inherent in the American dream.

Asyasya
From his days as a barefoot Mexican kid near Douglas, AZ to becoming a varsity athlete in high school and college and then to prominence in the world of law and politics, this history of Raul H. Castro's matriculation is an inspiration to all who do not yet comprehend the value of adversity and occasional failure. On his way to fame, Castro was an undefeated collegiate boxer and professional pugilist who was forced to ride the rails and do 'wetback' field labor even after earning a college degree from Northern Arizona State College (now NAU). Eventually becoming a southern Arizona County Attorney and Judge gave him the prominence to earn the Governorship of Arizona. He later served in several Ambassador's posts, finally retiring to Nogales on the U.S.-Mexico border. His story has humor, pathos, and testosterone. Every American school child should be treated to his wisdom. Today, just past his 95th birthday, Governor Castro is clear headed and eloquent in his beliefs.
Rrd
Very interesting historical information about Arizona, and Tucson (of which I am a native). Worth the read, wish they had add more info.
Voodoozragore
I found this book to be a very important part of history. It shows the story of the determination of a man, who was born in a different country but moved here with his family, only to rise from poverty and live the American dream. I would of loved to hear more details about his childhood and his family what became of all of them. Never the less, this man has something to be proud of and more people should read this book. It is an important of the Hispanic/American history.
Granigrinn
Interesting account, but leaves one wondering why he left govenor's office after only two years. We felt it could have been a longer book with more details about his later years.
Rude
great
GawelleN
This book is more about self aggrandizement than anything. It left me with a feeling that Mr. Castro couldn't give any credit to anyone who helped him. I was very disappointed in the book. I would not recommend it to someone else.
MeGa_NunC
this man, I wish I had met him, even though there are a couple of 'neh' sayers in he comments, I read the book and then watched the interviews of this man. MORE people should think like this man, and he's far from being 'aggrandized', he's a kind, good man who went through such challenges, that moved me to become a better person. I am SO impressed by this man, I entered a call to artists to paint his portrait. A MUST read if you need to get over some challenges, he makes good points about how to overcome adversity. Highly recommend this if you are an open minded person.
Today is Dec 24, 2011, and I'm having my coffee and checking out an old (Feb 1975) issue of Arizona Highways magazine before taking it to the Goodwill. The editorial page had a photo of a nice looking Mexican man with a pleasant smile. I decided to read the information about Raul H. Castro, "The New Governor of Arizona." To say the least, what a story! I then did a computer search and came up with this book. Raul's story is filled with all those good and bad events about coming to America in the "old days", and none of the belly-aching we hear so much of these days. What floored me was, this man just set his mind to all things positive, and moved on wiith his life. And you know what? Rual is still alive and at 95 years, is the oldest living governor. Merry Christmas Raul, and God's blessing on you..!! Oh, was the book any good? Sure it was, and when the movie is made, let's have Banderias play the part..!!