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Author Jiménez Caballero, Federico, 1941- author.

Title Federico : one man's remarkable journey from Tututepec to L.A. / Federico Jiminez Caballero ; edited by Shelby Tisdale.

Publication Info. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    739.2709 Jimenez Caballero,F JIM    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xvi, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This edited autobiography is a frank and intimate account of over seventy-six years in the life of Federico Jiménez Caballero, a man with deep indigenous roots in which the supernatural is blended with the practical in everyday life. Jiménez Caballero's story is told in the first person based on his memories and real-life experiences as a man of mixed heritage who identifies with both his Mixtec indigenous culture as well as his Mestizo side of the family. As a child growing up in a rural, peasant village in Mexico, Jiménez Caballero faced challenges that most of us cannot even imagine yet alone overcome; as a young adult he never stood still but instead depended on his survival skills and sheer will to become the successful person he was predicted to be at his birth. In the United States, Jiménez Caballero has created an identity that bridges his Mexican indigenous heritage with the overall Latino culture of southern California. Through all of his trials and tribulations he created a successful life for a young indigenous boy who had grown up in a culturally mixed, Mestizo-indigenous, peasant village where the cows and horses had to be chased off a grass landing strip. From these humble beginnings he moved up to the bright lights and fame as a jewelry artist to the stars in Hollywood. Jiménez Caballero's success as an entrepreneur and artist opened doors where he connected with the wealthy elite and became a celebrated philanthropist. The manuscript includes a brief personal introduction by Shelby Tisdale, editor of the manuscript, that focuses on her relationship with Jiménez Caballero, providing a glimpse into his Mixtec past and how it relates to his family heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jiménez Caballero, Federico, 1941-
Mestizos -- Biography.
Indian jewelers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Tisdale, Shelby Jo-Anne, editor.
ISBN 9780816540785 paperback
0816540780 paperback
Standard No. 40030483102

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