Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-08-13
ISBN 10: 0316556688
ISBN 13: 9780316556682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Instant #1 New York Times bestseller In James Patterson's white-hot Western thriller, a Texas Ranger fights for his life, his freedom, and the town he loves as he investigates his ex-wife's murder. Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates's discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.

Cult of Glory

Cult of Glory
Author: Doug J. Swanson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 1101979887
ISBN 13: 9781101979884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cult of Glory Book Review:

“Swanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers.” —The New York Times Book Review A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruption The Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico. Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going--one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers. Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers' emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border. In the 1930s they began their transformation into a professionally trained police force. Countless movies, television shows, and pulp novels have celebrated the Rangers as Wild West supermen. In many cases, they deserve their plaudits. But often the truth has been obliterated. Swanson demonstrates how the Rangers and their supporters have operated a propaganda machine that turned agency disasters and misdeeds into fables of triumph, transformed murderous rampages--including the killing of scores of Mexican civilians--into valorous feats, and elevated scoundrels to sainthood. Cult of Glory sets the record straight. Beginning with the Texas Indian wars, Cult of Glory embraces the great, majestic arc of Lone Star history. It tells of border battles, range disputes, gunslingers, massacres, slavery, political intrigue, race riots, labor strife, and the dangerous lure of celebrity. And it reveals how legends of the American West--the real and the false--are truly made.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Author: John Boessenecker
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1466879866
ISBN 13: 9781466879867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Ranger Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller! “Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen as Wyatt Earp and Eliot Ness. Here is a grand adventure story, told with grace and authority by a master historian of American law enforcement. Frank Hamer can rest easy as readers will finally learn the truth behind his amazing career, spanning the end of the Wild West through the bloody days of the gangsters.” --Paul Andrew Hutton, author of The Apache Wars To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the “villain” of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer’s good name and prove that he was, in fact, a classic American hero. From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson. Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.

Tracking the Texas Rangers

Tracking the Texas Rangers
Author: Bruce A. Glasrud,Harold J. Weiss
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1574414658
ISBN 13: 9781574414653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracking the Texas Rangers Book Review:

An anthology of sixteen previously published articles and chapter excerpts, arranged in chronological history, covering key topics of the intrepid and sometimes controversial law officers named the Texas Rangers. Determining the role of the Rangers as the state evolved and what they actually accomplished for the benefit of the state is a difficult challenge?the actions of the Rangers fit no easy description. There is a dark side to the story of the Rangers; during the war with Mexico, for example, some murdered, pillaged, and raped. Yet these same Rangers eased the resultant United States victory. Even their beginning and the first use of the term ?Texas Ranger? have mixed and complex origins. Tracking the Texas Rangers covers topics such as their early years, the great Comanche Raid of 1840, and the effective use of Colt revolvers. Article authors discuss Los Diablos Tejanos, Rip Ford, the Cortina War, the use of Hispanic Rangers and Rangers in labor disputes, and the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker and the capture of John Wesley Hardin. The selections cover critical aspects of those experiences?organization, leadership, cultural implications, rural and urban life, and violence. In their introduction, editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr., discuss various themes and controversies surrounding the 19th-century Rangers and their treatment by historians over the years. They also have added annotations to the essays to explain where new research has shed additional light on an event to update or correct the original article text.--Amazon.com.

The Texas Rangers in Transition

The Texas Rangers in Transition
Author: Charles H. Harris,Louis R. Sadler
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN 10: 0806163658
ISBN 13: 9780806163659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Rangers in Transition Book Review:

Official Texas Ranger Bicentennial™ Publication Newly rich in oil money, and all the trouble it could buy, Texas in the years following World War I underwent momentous changes—and those changes propelled the transformation of the state’s storied Rangers. Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler explore this important but relatively neglected period in the Texas Rangers’ history in this book, a sequel to their award-winning The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910–1920. In a Texas awash in booze and oil in the Prohibition years, the Rangers found themselves riding herd on gamblers and bootleggers, but also tasked with everything from catching murderers to preventing circus performances on Sunday. The Texas Rangers in Transition takes up the Rangers’ story at a time of political turmoil, as the largely rural state was rapidly becoming urban. At the same time, law enforcement was facing an epidemic of bank robberies, an increase in organized crime, the growth of the Ku Klux Klan, Prohibition enforcement—new challenges that the Rangers met by transitioning from gunfighters to criminal investigators. Steeped in tradition, reluctant to change, the agency was reduced to its nadir in the depths of the Depression, the victim of slashed appropriations, an antagonistic governor, and mediocre personnel. Harris and Sadler document the further and final change that followed when, in 1935, the Texas Rangers were moved from the governor’s control to the newly created Department of Public Safety. This proved a watershed in the Rangers’ history, marking their transformation into a modern law enforcement agency, the elite investigative force that they remain to this day.

That s the Way I Remember It

That s the Way I Remember It
Author: Joey D. Gordon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9781734524802
ISBN 13: 1734524804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That s the Way I Remember It Book Review:

Stories about the historic Texas Rangers and their firearms

Texas Range Plants

Texas Range Plants
Author: Stephan L. Hatch,Jennifer Pluhar
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780890965214
ISBN 13: 0890965218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Range Plants Book Review:

This book describes and illustrates the 140 grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees that are economically important on Texas rangelands because of their important forage characteristics, poisonous attributes, or "weedy" or aggressive nature.

Texas Ranger N O Reynolds the Intrepid

Texas Ranger N  O  Reynolds  the Intrepid
Author: Chuck Parsons,Donaly E. Brice
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN 10: 1574415727
ISBN 13: 9781574415728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Ranger N O Reynolds the Intrepid Book Review:

Historians Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice present a complete picture of N. O. Reynolds (1846-1922), a Texas Ranger who brought a greater respect for the law in Central Texas. Reynolds began as a sergeant in famed Company D, Frontier Battalion in 1874. He served honorably during the Mason County "Hoo Doo" War and was chosen to be part of Major John B. Jones's escort, riding the frontier line. In 1877 he arrested the Horrells, who were feuding with their neighbors, the Higgins party, thus ending their Lampasas County feud. Shortly thereafter he was given command of the newly formed Company E of Texas Rangers. Also in 1877 the notorious John Wesley Hardin was captured; N.O. Reynolds was given the responsibility to deliver Hardin to trial in Comanche, return him to a safe jail during his appeal, and then escort him safely to the Huntsville penitentiary. Reynolds served as a Texas Ranger until he retired in 1879 at the rank of lieutenant, later serving as City Marshal of Lampasas and then County Sheriff of Lampasas County.

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Walter Prescott Webb
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 0292781105
ISBN 13: 9780292781108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Rangers Book Review:

The Texas Rangers presents one of the most picturesque phases of Texas history, capturing the spirit of a fabled institution.

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers
Author: Bob Alexander,Donaly E. Brice
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN 10: 157441691X
ISBN 13: 9781574416916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Rangers Book Review:

Authors Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice grappled with several issues when deciding how to relate a general history of the Texas Rangers. Should emphasis be placed on their frontier defense against Indians, or focus more on their role as guardians of the peace and statewide law enforcers? What about the tumultuous Mexican Revolution period, 1910-1920? And how to deal with myths and legends such as One Riot, One Ranger? Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy is the authors’ answer to these questions, a one-volume history of the Texas Rangers. The authors begin with the earliest Rangers in the pre-Republic years in 1823 and take the story up through the Republic, Mexican War, and Civil War. Then, with the advent of the Frontier Battalion, the authors focus in detail on each company A through F, relating what was happening within each company concurrently. Thereafter, Alexander and Brice tell the famous episodes of the Rangers that forged their legend, and bring the story up through the twentieth century to the present day in the final chapters.

Firearms of the Texas Rangers

Firearms of the Texas Rangers
Author: Doug Dukes
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 157441819X
ISBN 13: 9781574418194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firearms of the Texas Rangers Book Review:

From their founding in the 1820s up to the modern age, the Texas Rangers have shown the ability to adapt and survive. Part of that survival depended on their use of firearms. The evolving technology of these weapons often determined the effectiveness of these early day Rangers. John Coffee “Jack” Hays and Samuel Walker would leave their mark on the Rangers by incorporating new technology which allowed them to alter tactics when confronting their adversaries. The Frontier Battalion was created at about the same time as the Colt Peacemaker and the Winchester 73—these were the guns that “won the West.” Firearms of the Texas Rangers, with more than 180 photographs, tells the history of the Texas Rangers primarily through the use of their firearms. Author Doug Dukes narrates famous episodes in Ranger history, including Jack Hays and the Paterson, the Walker Colt, the McCulloch Colt Revolver (smuggled through the Union blockade during the Civil War), and the Frontier Battalion and their use of the Colt Peacemaker and Winchester and Sharps carbines. Readers will delight in learning of Frank Hamer’s marksmanship with his Colt Single Action Army and his Remington, along with Captain J.W. McCormick and his two .45 Colt pistols, complete with photos. Whether it was a Ranger in 1844 with his Paterson on patrol for Indians north of San Antonio, or a Ranger in 2016 with his LaRue 7.62 rifle working the Rio Grande looking for smugglers and terrorists, the technology may have changed, but the gritty job of the Rangers has not.

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Chuck Parsons
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780738579825
ISBN 13: 0738579823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Rangers Book Review:

The Texas Rangers. The words evoke exciting images of daring, courage, high adventure. The Rangers began as a handful of men protecting their homes from savage raiding parties; now in their third century of existence, they are a highly sophisticated crime-fighting organization. Yet at times even today the Texas Ranger mounts his horse to track fugitives through dense chaparral, depending on his wits more than technology. The iconic image of the Texas Ranger is of a man who is tall, unflinching, and dedicated to doing a difficult job no matter what the odds. The Rangers of the 21st century are different sizes, colors, and genders, but remain as vital and real today as when they were created in the horseback days of 1823, when what is today Texas was part of Mexico, a wild and untamed land.

Captain J A Brooks

Captain J A  Brooks
Author: Paul N. Spellman
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1574412272
ISBN 13: 9781574412277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain J A Brooks Book Review:

"With three other distinguished Ranger captains, Brooks witnessed and helped promote the transformation of the elite Frontier Battalion into the Ranger Force. As a state legislator, he brokered the creation of a South Texas county that bears his name today, and where he served for twenty-eight years as county judge. He was the quintessential enforcer of frontier justice, scars and all."--BOOK JACKET.

Lambshead Before Interwoven

Lambshead Before Interwoven
Author: Frances Mayhugh Holden
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780890961223
ISBN 13: 0890961220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lambshead Before Interwoven Book Review:

The history of Lambshead Ranch which is located in Throckmorton and Shackelford counties, Texas. The Lambshead Ranch area was occupied by several persons, including Randolph March, Robert Neighbors, and Jesse Stem, an Indian agent, who established an Indian agency there. Stem was killed by Indians, and his wife oversaw expansion of the ranch. The ranch is named for Thomas Lambshead, born in 1805 in England, who emigrated to Texas around 1847. Thomas bought land in the nearby Round Mountain Creek area. Whether Thomas ever lived on Lambshead is not known. John A. Matthews located on Lambshead in 1897, and brought his family to the ranch in 1915.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210017991439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Through Texas

Through Texas
Author: Walter Barlow Stevens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002675703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On a Mexican Mustang Through Texas from the Gulf to the Rio Grande

On a Mexican Mustang Through Texas  from the Gulf to the Rio Grande
Author: Alexander Edwin Sweet,John Armoy Knox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 672
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89077948966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Texas Range and Pastures

Texas Range and Pastures
Author: Henry Turney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:13342963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States

Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States
Author: United States. Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Statistics,Joseph Nimmo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 562
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N10626249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Riding Lucifer s Line

Riding Lucifer s Line
Author: James R. Alexander,Bob Alexander
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1574414992
ISBN 13: 9781574414998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding Lucifer s Line Book Review:

The Texas-Mexico border is trouble. Haphazardly splashing across the meandering Rio Grande into Mexico is—or at least can be—risky business, hazardous to one's health and well-being. Kirby W. Dendy, the Chief of Texas Rangers, corroborates the sobering reality: “As their predecessors for over one hundred forty years before them did, today's Texas Rangers continue to battle violence and transnational criminals along the Texas-Mexico border.” In Riding Lucifer's Line, Bob Alexander, in his characteristic storytelling style, surveys the personal tragedies of twenty-five Texas Rangers who made the ultimate sacrifice as they scouted and enforced laws throughout borderland counties adjacent to the Rio Grande. The timeframe commences in 1874 with formation of the Frontier Battalion, which is when the Texas Rangers were actually institutionalized as a law enforcing entity, and concludes with the last known Texas Ranger death along the border in 1921. Alexander also discusses the transition of the Rangers in two introductory sections: “The Frontier Battalion Era, 1874–1901” and “The Ranger Force Era, 1901–1935,” wherein he follows Texas Rangers moving from an epochal narrative of the Old West to more modern, technological times. Written absent a preprogrammed agenda, Riding Lucifer's Line is legitimate history. Adhering to facts, the author is not hesitant to challenge and shatter stale Texas Ranger mythology. Likewise, Alexander confronts head-on many of those critical Texas Ranger histories relying on innuendo and gossip and anecdotal accounts, at the expense of sustainable evidence—writings often plagued with a deficiency of rational thinking and common sense. Riding Lucifer's Line is illustrated with sixty remarkable old-time photographs. Relying heavily on archived Texas Ranger documents, the lively text is authenticated with more than one thousand comprehensive endnotes.