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

Texas Ranger Book Review:

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.

The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution

The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution
Author: Charles Houston Harris,Louis R. Sadler
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780826334848
ISBN 13: 0826334849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution Book Review:

The decade 1910-1920 was the bloodiest in the controversial history of one of the most famous law enforcement agencies in the world--the Texas Rangers. Much of the bloodshed was along the thousand-mile Texas/Mexico border because these were the years of the Mexican Revolution. Charles Harris III and Louis Sadler shed new light on this turbulent period by uncovering the clandestine role of Mexican President Venustiano Carranza in the border violence. They document two virtually unknown invasions of Texas by Mexican Army troops acting under Carranza's orders. Harris and Sadler suggest the notorious "Plan de San Diego," usually portrayed by historians as a plot hatched in South Texas, was actually spawned in Mexico by Carranza. This irredentist conspiracy, which called for the execution of all Anglo males sixteen and older and the establishment of a Hispanic republic, was designed to cause a race war between Hispanics and Anglos. One of Carranza's goals was to end the support being given by border residents to his rival Pancho Villa. The "Plan de San Diego" caused the governor of Texas to order the Texas Rangers to wipe out the insurgency along the border. This resulted in an estimated 300 Hispanics being killed by the Rangers and others without benefit of judge and jury. The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolutionis the first Ranger history to utilize Mexican government archives and the voluminous declassified FBI records on the Mexican Revolution. "There is no other book that focuses on the Texas Rangers in the period 1910-1920. This will be the standard book on the Rangers for this period and probably the most thoroughly researched book on the Rangers in any period."--Alwyn Barr, Professor of History, Texas Tech University "Harris and Sadler provide the first definitive evaluation of the Texas Rangers and their activities during the first and most violent decade of the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920. This is a really outstanding, important work"--William H. Beezley, Professor of Latin American History, University of Arizona

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Darren L. Ivey
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN 10: 1476678227
ISBN 13: 9781476678221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Rangers Book Review:

 The Texas Ranger law enforcement agency features so prominently in Texan and Wild West folklore that its accomplishments have been featured in everything from pulp novels to popular television. After a brief overview of the Texas Rangers’ formation, this book provides an exhaustive account of every known Ranger unit from 1823 to the present. Each chapter provides a brief contextual explanation of the time period covered and features entries on each unit’s commanders, periods of service, activities, and supervising authorities. Appendices include an account of the Rangers’ battle record, a history of the illustrious badge, documents relating to the Rangers, and lists of Rangers who have died in service, been inducted into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, or received the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Medal of Valor.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Author: James K. Greer
Publsiher: Texas A & M University Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032752274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Ranger Book Review:

"Centennial series of the Association Former Students, Texas A & M Univ. ; no. 50." Hay's colorful reputation and a host of nicknames earned during battles.

A Texas Ranger

A Texas Ranger
Author: N. A. Jennings
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1387057456
ISBN 13: 9781387057450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Texas Ranger Book Review:

In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and terror, we follow Jennings through the southern border of Texas and find a vivid portrait of life in the late 19th century in one of the most lawless and hardest places to live in the United States.

Rodriguez Texas Ranger

Rodriguez    Texas Ranger
Author: Rick Harper
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 149170506X
ISBN 13: 9781491705063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rodriguez Texas Ranger Book Review:

“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emphasis on Texas’s history puts Rodriguez’s story in a wider context and broadens the book’s scope considerably.” -Clarion Reviews “This engaging biography is about Art Rodriguez Jr, who rose from a South Texas barrio to become the first Mexican-American Texas Ranger. Harper provides vivid background about shady politics, racial tension and praises his friend as a “Real-Life- Hero!” This is a fascinating read about changing times in Texas and one man who beat the odds.” -BlueInk Review

Texas Ranger Captain William L Wright

Texas Ranger Captain William L  Wright
Author: Richard McCaslin
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 1574418556
ISBN 13: 9781574418552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Ranger Captain William L Wright Book Review:

William L. Wright (1868-1942) was born to be a Texas Ranger, and hard work made him a great one. Wright tried working as a cowboy and farmer, but it did not suit him. Instead, he became a deputy sheriff and then a Ranger in 1899, battling a mob in the Laredo Smallpox Riot, policing both sides in the Reese-Townsend Feud, and winning a gunfight at Cotulla. His need for a better salary led him to leave the Rangers and become a sheriff. He stayed in that office longer than any of his predecessors in Wilson County, keeping the peace during the so-called Bandit Wars, investigating numerous violent crimes, and surviving being stabbed on the gallows by the man he was hanging. When demands for Ranger reform peaked, he was appointed as a captain and served for most of the next twenty years, retiring in 1939 after commanding dozens of Rangers. Wright emerged unscathed from the Canales investigation, enforced Prohibition in South Texas, and policed oil towns in West Texas, as well as tackling many other legal problems. When he retired, he was the only Ranger in service who had worked under seven governors. Wright has also been honored as an inductee into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame at Waco.

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.

Pidge Texas Ranger

Pidge  Texas Ranger
Author: Chuck Parsons
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN 10: 1603449973
ISBN 13: 9781603449977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pidge Texas Ranger Book Review:

Thomas C. (Pidge) Robinson came to Texas from Virginia at the age of 27, fleeing a feud with a neighbor who opposed Robinson’s amorous intentions toward the neighbor’s sister. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1874, serving with legendary Capt. Leander H. McNelly’s Washington County Volunteer Militia Company A. He earned the rank of first lieutenant in this Texas Ranger company. Two years later he returned to Virginia to avenge his honor and claim the woman he loved. A learned and witty writer who sent back letters, poems, and reports for publication in Austin newspapers, Pidge also wrote most of Captain McNelly’s reports. From the newspaper submissions, backed by extensive research to document details and explain allusions, western writer Chuck Parsons has fashioned an annotated compendium of primary materials that give insight into not only the life and actions of the famous Texas Rangers but also the popular culture of post–Civil War Texas. Robinson rode with McNelly as the Rangers subdued the clashes between the Suttons and the Taylors in DeWitt County. He served on the Rio Grande frontier in actions against Juan Cortina, including the famous battle on Palo Alto Prairie. He was with a party of Rangers who invaded Mexico to recover cattle stolen from Texas ranchers. Pidge’s lively, literate, and often humorous letters give first-person accounts of these and other actions that provide a unique picture of Ranger service in the field. This Texas A&M University Press edition, incorporating newly discovered materials, also features rare period photographs, illustrations, and other helpful maps and images.

Texas Ranger Tales

Texas Ranger Tales
Author: Mike Cox
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1997-04-01
ISBN 10: 1556225377
ISBN 13: 9781556225376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Ranger Tales Book Review:

A collection of stories about Texas Rangers in which the author attempts to separate the myths surrounding these frontier lawmen from actual events.

The Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger
Author: Jan Hudson
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-15
ISBN 10: 1460370104
ISBN 13: 9781460370100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Ranger Book Review:

Honor Bound Outlaw Sam Bass Outlaw knew from the first moment he laid eyes on Skye Walker that he had to get to know her. Although it wasn't going to be easy to get close to the beautiful blonde, considering the German Shepherd, the bodyguards and the overprotective brother. There was a mystery behind Skye's gentle exterior, and this Texas Ranger was bound and determined to figure it out. But Sam has to tread carefully. Skye's story could be the missing link in a cold-case file that he'd love to put to rest. Talking about her past was something Skye obviously didn't like to do, so should he leave well enough alone and concentrate on wooing her? Or should he push for the truth and do his duty as a Texas Ranger? Can Sam solve the case—and get the girl? Meet the Outlaws—a Texas family dedicated to law enforcement

A Texas Ranger

A Texas Ranger
Author: William MacLeod Raine,Sheba Blake
Publsiher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 3965441159
ISBN 13: 9783965441156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Texas Ranger Book Review:

How a member of the most dauntless border police force carried law into the mesquit, saved the life of an innocent man after a series of thrilling adventures, followed a fugitive to Wyoming, and then passed through deadly peril to ultimate happiness.William MacLeod Raine(June 22, 1871 July 25, 1954), was a British-born Americannovelistwho wrote fictional adventure stories about theAmerican Old West.William MacLeod Raine was born in London, the son of William and Jessie Raine. After his mother died, his family migrated from England to Arkansas when Raine was ten years old, eventually settling on a cattle ranch near the Texas-Arkansas border. In 1894, after graduating from Oberlin College, Raine left Arkansas and headed for the western U.S. He became the principal of a school in Seattle while contributing columns to a local newspaper. Later he moved to Denver, where he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for local periodicals, including the Republican, the Post, and the Rocky Mountain News.At this time he began to publish short stories, eventually becoming a full-time free-lance fiction writer, and finally finding his literary home in the novel. His earliest novels were romantic histories taking place in the English countryside. However, after spending some time with the Arizona Rangers, Raine shifted his literary focus and began to utilize the American West as a setting. The publication of Wyoming in 1908 marks the beginning of his prolific career, during which time he averaged nearly two western novels a year until his death in 1954. In 1920 he was awarded an M.L. degree from the University of Colorado, where he had established that school's first journalism course.

The Texas Ranger s Reward

The Texas Ranger s Reward
Author: Rebecca Winters
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1459241967
ISBN 13: 9781459241961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Ranger s Reward Book Review:

Is He Seeing Double? He can't believe his eyes. When Travis Stillman meets Melissa Dalton, it's as if he's seeing the ghost of his late wife. That explains why his young son warms to Melissa so quickly. The orthopedic therapist is working wonders to help Casey readjust after an accident—his boy has come alive again. But that's no reason for this former Texas Ranger to let his guard down as he settles into life as a P.I. and single dad. No woman can replace his wife—especially not one who could be her twin. And when Melissa hires him to investigate a break-in at her family's cabin, he's even more determined to ignore the growing attraction between them. Now he's got to protect both Melissa, and his heart.

Her Texas Ranger

Her Texas Ranger
Author: Stella Bagwell
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 1459229363
ISBN 13: 9781459229365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Texas Ranger Book Review:

LOVE ON THE RANGE With nerves of steel and a physique to match, Seth Ketchum took his job as a Texas Ranger very seriously. When he returned to his family ranch to investigate a murder, he was all business—until he encountered Corinna Dawson, the beauty who had mesmerized him since high school. Determined to discover true love, Corinna instead found herself a single mother with her heart in tatters. Once Seth unexpectedly reentered her life, everything changed—except for the old insecurities that had kept them apart for two decades. But it might be time for them to jump into the saddle of true love….

John B Armstrong Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman

John B  Armstrong  Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman
Author: Chuck Parsons
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1603444963
ISBN 13: 9781603444965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John B Armstrong Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman Book Review:

As Elmer Kelton notes in his afterword to this book, "Chuck Parsons' biography is a long-delayed and much-justified tribute to Armstrong's service to Texas." Parsons fills in the missing details of a Ranger and rancher's life, correcting some common misconceptions and adding to the record of a legendary group of lawmen and pioneers.

The Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger
Author: Diana Palmer
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 1488030235
ISBN 13: 9781488030239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Texas Ranger Book Review:

Fall in love with a Long, Tall Texan in Diana Palmer's classic tale, The Texas Ranger! When Texas Ranger Marc Brannon returns to the line of duty, a high‐profile murder mystery pits him against a vibrant—and vulnerable—junior investigator from his past. Years ago, Josette Langley made no secret of the fact that she was desperately in love with the rugged lawman, and despite their differences, the rough‐hewn loner became drawn to the innocent young woman. Yet Marc and Josette parted on explosive terms when she made a shocking accusation that shattered both their lives. Now they're back together again.... And this time, a lot more than just their hearts is at stake. The woman Marc once cherished is being targeted by a corrupt political figure who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Can Marc and Josette set aside their stormy discord and see justice served—or will they both be caught in the crossfire?

A Texas Ranger

A Texas Ranger
Author: Napoleon Augustus Jennings
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2018-04-23
ISBN 10: 8026892712
ISBN 13: 9788026892717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Texas Ranger Book Review:

"In the following story of those years of my life which were passed on the broad tablelands of western Texas, I have endeavored to set down, plainly and truthfully, events as they actually occurred..." Napoleon Augustus Jennings (1856–1919) was a Texas Ranger and writer, best remembered for his autobiographical account of the career of Leander H. McNelly's Texas Ranger company in the Nueces Strip, A Texas Ranger, published in 1899. In 1874 Jennings moved to Texas, where after some adventures as a cowboy he joined McNelly's Special Force where he served not as a regular member of the company but only as a field clerk.

Gunfights Sites in Texas Ranger History

Gunfights   Sites in Texas Ranger History
Author: Mike Cox
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1625854870
ISBN 13: 9781625854872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gunfights Sites in Texas Ranger History Book Review:

Since colonizer Stephen F. Austin proposed hiring ten rangers "for the common defense" in 1823, the Texas Rangers have protected the Lone Star State from its enemies with dedication and fortitude. All across Texas are places where Rangers made history. From the Alamo to nearly forgotten graves and battle sites, important landmarks in the story of these legendary lawmen lie in every corner of the state. Historian and author Mike Cox reveals history hiding in plain sight and true tall tales of the world-famous Texas Rangers.