Kerry Barger is a native Texan and proud of it. His family's heritage in the state predates the American Civil War when they came to Texas on horses and in covered wagons to homestead the land. One of his great grandparents was a Native American Blackfoot, a genetic fact that some believe explains his intolerance for injustice and hard liquor. His daughter was awarded a college scholarship by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the oldest patriotic women's organization in Texas. The Wright brothers of Kitty Hawk, President Grover Cleveland, and General Robert E. Lee are all listed on his family tree.
After graduating from high school in 1970, he went to college to pursue the career goal of improving the state's mental health care system and completed a science degree from the University of Houston in 1978.
His latest book, "An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring", details events of the worst school tragedy in U.S. history. His mother's cousin and childhood playmate was killed in that catastrophe. The author's interview with his mother recalling events of the London School explosion of March 18, 1937 is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEz9B_GUs... .
Since retirement, he has traveled in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe while researching ancient biblical mysteries and writing the controversial book, "Elohim", which offers an unconventional explanation of mankind's origins and biblical literature.
In his published autobiography, "High Times and Rough Rides...", the front page Dallas Morning News article dated March 22, 1969 entitled "Youth Who Defended 'Pot' Is Committed" is reprinted in its entirety. This book is a must for anyone who has family members struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.
Future plans include the release of his companion book that was written for the movie "London Texas", currently scheduled to open in theaters in 2012.