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Tony Castro
Los Angeles and Paris
TONY CASTRO is a Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian, Napoleonic scholar and author of several books, including the landmark civil rights history 'Chicano Power,' which Publishers Weekly acclaimed as “brilliant… a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time.”
Interests: Baseball, Beethoven's Brandenburg Concertos, watching my older son play and my younger son think, observing the inner and outer beauty of my wife, contemplating why God created the curveball, the musings of my Labrador Retriever Jeter.
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Bestselling author talks about his life growing up with Mickey Mantle as his hero and the making of his latest book 'Mantle: The Best There Ever Was." Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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'Patriots and Tyrants: Latino Liberation in America' is historian and author Tony Castro’s remarkable account of the tyranny of Donald Trump and the campaign of racism and discrimination that he waged against Latinos to win the presidency in 2016 and then put into American public policy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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Does Kamala Harris' debate takedown of Joe Biden possibly suggests that it's time to forgive the sins of four decades ago and campaign for president on promises for the redemption of America in the future. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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I was being wooed to write an unauthorized biography about the world’s most mysterious man since Howard Hughes, and I had insisted on at least getting a glimpse of the subject, if even from a distance, before I signed on. As it turned out, I would have a face-to-face meeting with Michael Jackson himself. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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How I met civil rights lawyer and activist Alex Casado. Excerpted from the forthcoming book New Kid in Town: The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 1978-1981, by Tony Castro. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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Mickey Mantle spent his retirement enjoying golf, especially the 19th hole. My late friend Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican writer and diplomat, used to say that the only way you can come to know someone is by making sure you have... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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In the baseball age of Sabermetrics, the new data crunched out of new statistical graphs and computerized analysis shows Mickey Mantle right at Babe Ruth's heels as the greatest of all time. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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In Mantle: The Best There Ever Was, Mickey Mantle biographer Tony Castro brings to life the man who is arguably not only the greatest ballplayer of his time but also the greatest ballplayer of all time. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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Author Tony Castro's new book 'Mantle: The Best There Ever Was' is a retelling of the Achilles story of a heroic figure with self-dooming human frailties, which has engrossed him since his childhood. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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Julian Castro, the former Obama Cabinet member and San Antonio mayor, brought his presidential campaign to Los Angeles this week. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Tony Castro's America
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This is an interview with bestselling author Tony Castro about growing up in Texas and how he became a writer. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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DID THE LATINO VOTE in Texas let down Democratic political darling Beto O'Rourke? Did the Latino Vote fail to drive the anticipated Blue Wave that was suppose to sweep across America in response to President Donald Trump's border wall, demonization of immigrants and political exploitation of the Central American migrant caravan headed to the U.S. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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This column was originally published May 4, 2007 in the Los Angeles Daily News SIMI VALLEY – While every candidate at the first Republican presidential debate Thursday night jockeyed to become the political heir to President Reagan’s legacy, John McCain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
DID ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA make a horrendous political mistake when he chose not to run for California's open U.S. Senate seat two years ago when the presidential election voter turnout was certainly greater than it was Tuesday? Then Atty. Gen. Kamala... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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Are Ruth and Gehrig the greatest 1-2 punch in sports history? Yes, though for one season alone, I would take Mantle and Maris. How would you describe their relationship? Amenable until Gehrig’s relationship with Eleanor took hold and Ruth settled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
Who Is Cesar Chavez? Tony Castro writes 4/1/04: You know when you asked me if I had ever faced discrimination for being Latino, the reason I hesitated -- 10 seconds you said -- was because I hadn't really been on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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Ashton Kutcher was among more than 400 who attended Tony's 'Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son' book signing at Lucy's El Adobe Cafe in Hollywood. People often ask me which is my favorite out of all the books I’ve written, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Tony Castro's America
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