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Like all baseball sluggers, Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Adrian Gonzalez dreams for the impossible – that every ball he hits goes out of the park.
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Lucy Casado, 86, is no ordinary Hollywood restaurateur. She is known in California as Brown’s adoptive mother, not to mention perhaps the most powerful Latina in the Golden State.
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If any city in the country seemed destined to be the fountain of Latino Power in America, that place was Los Angeles and that time was the early 1980s.
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Call it Latino Power. In the modern world, for many it would appear to have begun in the new millennium with the historic 2005 election of Antonio Villaraigosa.
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who like any Republican would be hard pressed to win traditionally Democratic California in a general election, nonetheless will plunder the riches of the Golden State...
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Tony Castro is the author of 'Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" acclaimed by The New York...
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The Mexican American Political Association traces it lineage to the 1960 Kennedy election
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Latino Power in LA: Cesar Chavez was the most important Hispanic public figure in America, he cast a long shadow in the Latino community.
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Los Angeles politics is deeply intertwined with Latino power. Who are these influential leaders running the city? The story goes back to the '70s.
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American political history is rife with presidential elections that were determined well before the year in which the campaigns were held. The most prominent example in our lifetime may have been J...
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Ronald Reagan once said that Latinos were Republicans. They just didn't know it yet. Ted Cruz, the Republican U.S. senator from Texas who has become the first major candidate to officially enter th...
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  • Author - The Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations
    2015
    AUTHOR TONY CASTRO'S latest book, "The Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations," is his touching and provocative coming of age memoir about growing up in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, that has drawn critical acclaim as "a powerful Gatsbyesque drama of unrequited love driving a youthful passion to succeed at any cost."
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  • Author - Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son
    The New York Times called "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" the definitive and best biography ever written on the New York Yankees' Hall of Fame legend who personified mid-20th century America.
  • Author - Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America
    Publishers Weekly hailed "Chicano Power" as "brilliant... a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time."
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Tony Castro, whose "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" The New York Times has called the best biography of the baseball Hall of Fame icon, is the author of the forthcoming books "DiMag & Mick" (Taylor Trade , 2016) and "Looking for Hemingway" (Lyons Press, 2016). He is also the author of "The Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations," a coming of age memoir about growing up in Texas. and the critically acclaimed civil rights history "Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America" (E.P. Dutton).
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The Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations is available at Amazon.com

The book, his touching and provocative coming of age memoir about growing up in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, is already drawing critical acclaim as a powerful Gatsbyesque drama of unrequited love driving a youthful passion to succeed at any cost.

"Readers who step into Tony's Time Machine, 'The Prince of South Waco,' are in for a thrilling, lyrical ride, a true tale of romantic woes and raucous rebellion that will break readers' hearts," writes Preston Kirk, the former United Press International reporter who covered Texas.

"Castro's coming-of-age story is a painfully poignant memoir of romance, racism and self-discovery fraught with recollections of lynchings, Jim Crow-ism, no-white-girl speeches, growing up Chicano and excelling as one of the best and brightest of emerging young journalists of his time. 'How do you reclaim your destiny when it has been so connected with a love that has been lost?' asks the author. And therein lies this soulful impasse."

Bob Vickrey, a columnist at the Waco Tribune-Herald writes:

"Tony Castro's honest and powerful memoir captures the essential American story of the struggle for cultural assimilation. The very best stories are written in blood, and in Castro's finely woven personal narrative, the reader can almost feel his heart beating."

Castro is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" that has been hailed by The New York Times as the best biography about the Hall of Fame baseball legend.

Publishers Weekly hailed Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America as "brilliant... a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time." The New York Times called Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son the best biography written about the baseball Hall of Famer. My dual biography of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth and my rite-of-passage memoir, The Prince of South Waco: Images and Illusions of A Youth, will be published in 2013. (For more on Tony's books, go to http://www.tonycastro.com/
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  • Harvard University
    Nieman Fellow, 1977
  • Baylor University
    Journalism, 1969
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