From the Barrio to Washington: An Educator's Journey

From the Barrio to Washington: An Educator's Journey

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ISBN-13: 9780826343833
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Keith Taylor is a retired U.S. Navy officer and was a longtime columnist for The Navy Times.


Armando Rodriguez lives in El Cajon, California, with Beatriz, his wife of fifty-eight years.


Lionel Van Deerlin is a former U.S. Congressman from San Diego, California, and is professor emeritus of journalism, San Diego State University, and a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
The Early Years, 1921-34     1
Junior and Senior High School, 1934-40     9
An Immigrant, an Emigrant, and a Soldier, 1940-43     23
The Girl from Across the Street, 1944-45     35
A Civilian Again, 1945     43
A College Man, 1946-49     49
A Teacher, an Administrator, and Almost a Politician, 1949-62     57
A Political Animal, 1962-66     75
Help from the Anglos     85
Working for Lyndon, 1968     91
Travels with Randolph Hearst, 1969-70     105
Coping with Washington Society and Its Politics, 1971-73     117
President of East Los Angeles College, 1973-78     127
Back to the Seat of Power, 1978-83     141
Retirement Doesn't Mean Not Working, 1983-2001     157
Capitalists in the Soviet Union, 1988-2001     167
Christy and Roddy     177
My Final Retirement (So Far), 2006-7     115
Index     193

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