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Cuban-born Raul Ramos y Sanchez grew up in Miami’s cultural kaleidoscope before becoming a long-time resident of the U.S. Midwest. After a successful career in advertising that included founding an ad agency with offices in Ohio and California, Ramos turned to more personally significant work. This began with developing a documentary for public television, Two Americas: The Legacy of our Hemisphere and also creating — an online forum for the U.S. immigrant community.

Ramos began his debut novel America Libre in 2004 with the input of scholars from Latin America, Spain, and the United States. The novel was released by by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) July 29, 2009. House Divided, the sequel to America Libre was released January 28, 2011. Pancho Land, the final installment of the Class H Trilogy was released as a Kindle edition November 19, 2012 with a print and other digital editions to follow in 2013. Ramos' work as a novelist has garnered numerous awards and recognition.

The author and his work have been featured on television, radio and print publications across the country along with a host of online media sources. For more details, see IN THE MEDIA.

Author Highlights:
- Best Novel Award Winner - International Latino Book Awards
- Violet Crown Awards Fiction Finalist, Writers League of Texas
- Books Into Movies Award Winner - presented by Edward James Olmos
- USA Today Summer Reads Author
- LATINA Magazine "10 Hottest Summer Reads" Author
- Named #1 among "2011 Top Ten Latino Authors" by
- Listed among "Best Hispanic Writers of the 21st century" by
- Ohioana Book Festival Featured Author

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This action-packed series of thrillers, created with the input of scholars from the U.S., Latin America and Spain, can be read individually or in sequence.
America Libre
America Libre
In a near future U.S. torn by civil war, ex-GI Mano Suarez must decide his loyalty to his country – and his wife.
House Divided
House Divided
The ethnic conflict that divided a nation now threatens to destroy the family of rebel Mano Suarez.
Pancho Land
Pancho Land
The Suarez family saga reaches a third generation as the U.S. ethnic conflict bring the entire world to the brink of war.
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Could it happen here? By Raul Ramos y Sanchez
When I began my first novel America Libre in 2004, some thought the book’s premise was unrealistic. An uprising by Hispanics? The idea seemed far-fetched, they said. Today, the skeptics are no longer so certain. The heated debate over illegal immigration has spawned a series of events that threaten to widen an already growing gulf between the Latino community and mainstream America. Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070 along with the state’s ban on ethnic studies and calls for the repeal the 14th Amendment are the latest in a deepening nativist trend being copied by other states. Meanwhile,the Department of Homeland Security has warned local law enforcement groups of the growing threat of violent right-wing radical groups. Armed vigilantes patrol our southern border even as the violence of the drug cartels threaten to spill over into the United States. Given the climate of anger being stoked by sensation-addicted talking heads in the media, the possibility of organized political terror against Latinos becomes very real. Under a growing threat of violence, it would not take a great stretch of the imagination to see a large number of Latinos becoming radicalized enough to support a separatist cause. I posed the nightmare scenario of the Class H Trilogy as a wake up call to the dangers of extremism — on all sides of this explosive issue.
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