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Marine, public servant, Kansan : the life of Ernest Garcia

Author: Dennis Raphael Garcia; Robert J Dole
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Garcia, Dennis Raphael.
Marine, public servant, Kansan.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
(DLC) 2018016378
(OCoLC)1031056635
Named Person: Ernest Garcia; Robert J Dole; Garcia family.; Robert J Dole; Garcia family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Raphael Garcia; Robert J Dole
ISBN: 9780700626687 0700626689
OCLC Number: 1052619980
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Other Titles: Life of Ernest Garcia
Responsibility: Dennis Raphael Garcia ; with a foreword by Bob Dole.

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For Ernest "Ernie" Garcia, the American dream began in Mexico more than a hundred years ago. Ernie, raised in Kansas, became the US Senate sergeant at arms and escorted President Ronald Reagan to the  Read more...

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Ernest Garcia is one of the finest public servants I have known in my forty-year career in local, state, and federal government work."" - Jackie Williams, former US attorney, district of Read more...

 
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