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Author Garcia, Dennis Raphael, author

Title Marine, public servant, Kansan : the life of Ernest Garcia / Dennis Raphael Garcia ; with a foreword by Bob Dole
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
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Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Prologue -- Escape, 1854-1920 -- Jose's foothold, 1921-1940 -- Ernie's promise, 1941-1957 -- Sanctuary in Ohio, 1958-1961 -- New heights, 1961-1964 -- Recruit, 1964-1971 -- Gateway to the Senate, 1971-1977 -- Making the grade, 1977-1979 -- World emissary, 1980-1984 -- Sergeant in peace, captain in war, 1985-2000 -- Return to war, 2001-2004 -- The road home, 2005-2014 -- Reflections, 2015 -- Epilogue. East Los Angeles, April 2016
Summary "Ernest Garcia was born and raised in Garden City, the grandson of Mexican immigrants. After graduating from KU, Garcia served in the Marine Corps and worked in various government positions. He saw combat in Iraq during both wars, worked for Bob Dole and Ronald Reagan, and finished out his career by leading the Kansas Highway Patrol. This biography, written by Garcia's cousin, tells a story that challenges our ideas of what it means to be a Kansan. The manuscript includes a foreword from Dole."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Description based on print version record
Subject Dole, Robert J., 1923- -- Friends and associates.
Garcia, Ernest, 1946-
Garcia family.
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography.
Kansas Highway Patrol -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Biography.
Mexican American soldiers -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Genealogy.
Mexican Americans -- Kansas -- Biography.
Garden City (Kan.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Dole, Robert J., 1923- writer of foreword
LC no. 2018016378
ISBN 0700626689 (electronic bk.)
9780700626687 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Life of Ernest Garcia