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The Flesh of the Cedarwood by [Philip Vargas]

The Flesh of the Cedarwood Kindle Edition

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PHILIP GABINO VARGAS is a native son of the mountain villages of northern New Mexico and the farmlands of Colorado. His ancestors are the descendants of the first Americans, the Conquistadores, that came through what today is the State of New Mexico and the southern United States in the early and mid-1500s. In what is now New Mexico, the Conquistadores encountered several small Native American-Pueblos in the borderlands of the Rio Grande and in the 1590s they returned to affirm their culture and strong Catholicism. The author was born and reared in one of those relatively isolated rural byways, Cañon de Fernandez, a village at the mouth of the Taos Canyon. The first four decades of Vargas's life sound like a novel about the American dream. The child of illiterate, Indo-Hispanic migrant laborers, he dropped out of high school and volunteered for the Air Force the day after the Korean hostilities began. He arrived in Korea at the height of the war, December 1950. He saw some combat and became a military boxing champion. Upon his discharge, he talked his way into the University of New Mexico to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and thereafter was awarded an athletic scholarship (wrestling) that helped pay for his tuition and books. From the University of New Mexico, Philip went on to earn a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Colorado, a law degree from the Harvard Law School, and then on to professorships at major American universities, including the University of Arizona. Vargas received a political appointment to a major commission studying the workings of the information practices and polices of the federal government, a job that made him one of the highest ranking Hispanics in the US government. And that's where the American Dream turned into a nightmare. Vargas' thorough examination led to a report that federal agencies were circumventing the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, drawing attention to the pervasive secreting of information. His findings were suppressed and remained secret. Vargas refused to do the whitewash, instead releasing the full and honest report to the White House, to the President and Vice President, the US Congress, and through the press to the American public. He was summarily fired and branded a whistleblower. Vargas was "blackballed," lost his home and his family and, it seems, any chance for further government service. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ORZGWIS
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 468 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 196 pages
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