The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita Special Edition

Rudolph Valier Alvarado

Editorial: Caballo Press of Ann Arbor, 2009
ISBN 10: 0982476612 / ISBN 13: 9780982476611
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Sinopsis: Rudolph Alvarado's compelling and in-depth biography won the 2009 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, an award that recognizes the equine industry's Book of the Year. The book was also a finalist for six national book awards in the biography category. Alvarado's book captures the story of Joe Hernandez, a Mexican-American, who despite his ethnic background became thoroughbred horse racing's greatest race caller at a time when most Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were being repatriated to Mexico due to America's Great Depression. Alvarado's biography uncovers the extent to which Hernandez went to fit into this Anglo-American dominated world, and reveals that Hernandez's impact on the sport of thoroughbred horse racing went far beyond that of being a race caller. This is the first biography ever written about a Mexican-American involved in the sport of horse racing and the first to capture the social impact that a sport played in shaping the life of a Mexican-American. The book comes with a CD of Hernandez's most famous race calls, which includes the races of Seabiscuit. This is the hardback special edition of the book.

From the Inside Flap: At a time when thoroughbred horse racing was as popular as the National Football League is today, the voice of Santa Anita Park, Joe Hernandez, was known by millions. His voice was as recognizable as that of the late-great Howard Cosell, or the recently retired John Madden.The story of Joe's rise to fame was simple. He was born in San Francisco and raised in San Diego where he married a blue-eyed blonde beauty. After a "big break" he was hired at the Los Angeles Examiner and eventually became the voice of Santa Anita. The rest, as they say, was history.The source of this life story was Joe Hernandez. The only problem was that none of it was true. Why was Hernandez apprehensive about revealing the truth about his past? It was a question that he never faced while he was alive because everyone, even his family, never challenged the Horatio Alger story that he had created for himself.The truth, however, would have been more compelling.When author Rudolph Valier Alvarado began his research on Joe Hernandez he thought that it would be a simple matter of meeting the Hernandez family to gain details about the race caller's life. What he encountered, however, was a family that did not know much about Hernandez's private life. Even the question of Joe's birthplace was a mystery.Six years later, and with the assistance of Joe's son, Father Frank Hernandez, S.J., Alvarado not only answered the question of where Hernandez was born, he also separated fact from fiction when it came to the history that Joe Hernandez created for himself in the media of his day. Drawn to Hernandez's story after reading Hernandez's name in Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Alvarado's research resulted in a compelling and captivating biography that won the 2009 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, an award that recognizes thoroughbred horse racing's book of the year. The book was also named a finalist for numerous national book awards.Rudolph Valier Alvarado holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and an M.A. in History from Eastern Michigan University where he was a University Fellow and a Parks/King/Chavez Fellow. His work has been published by University of Michigan Press, Michigan State University Press, Arte Público Press, and Alpha Books of New York. His work has also been featured in The America's Review, The Texas Observer, El Editor, and the California Thoroughbred. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Título: The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice...
Editorial: Caballo Press of Ann Arbor
Año de publicación: 2009
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: Special Edition.

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