Book: Cult of Glory


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 ...

  • Author : Doug J. Swanson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 08 June 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101979877

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"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

Book: Texas Ranger


In James Patterson's #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, a Texas Ranger fights for his life, his freedom, and the town he loves as he investigates his ex-wife's murder.

  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 13 August 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9780316556682

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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.

Book: Texas Ranger


The first full-length biography of Frank Hamer whose extraordinary career as a Texas Ranger made him one of the West's most legendary lawmen.

  • Author : John Boessenecker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 26 April 2016
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250069986

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“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 frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participating 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.

Book: Texas Ranger Tales


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

  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Release : 01 April 1997
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9781556225376

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

Book: The Texas Rangers


The Texas Rangers.

  • Author : Chuck Parsons
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 05 August 2021
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 13 : 0738579823

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The Texas Rangers Book Summary :

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.

Book: Texas Ranger


"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.

  • Author : James K. Greer
  • Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
  • Release : 05 August 1993
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015032752274

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"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.

Book: The Texas Rangers


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.

  • Author : Darren L. Ivey
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 24 January 2019
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 13 : 9781476678221

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 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.

Book: The Texas Rangers


Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.

  • Author : Walter Prescott Webb
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 22 July 2010
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 13 : 9780292786691

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Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.

Book: To Love a Texas Ranger


Men of Legend: To Love a Texas Ranger The Heart of a Texas Cowboy To Marry a Texas Outlaw Praise for Forever His Texas Bride: "Broday's Westerns always captivate." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "One of the best historical western authors." ...

  • Author : Linda Broday
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 04 October 2016
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 9781492630180

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"Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author Three Brothers. One Oath. No Compromises. The MEN of LEGEND The Texas Ranger Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate...only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side? Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra's arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her—his life, his badge, his very soul—knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law...and some legends were born to be told. Men of Legend: To Love a Texas Ranger The Heart of a Texas Cowboy To Marry a Texas Outlaw Praise for Forever His Texas Bride: "Broday's Westerns always captivate." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "One of the best historical western authors." —Fresh Fiction "Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery." —Addicted to Romance

Book: Yours to Command


Captain Bill McDonald's (1852-1918) admirers rank him as one of the great captains of Texas Ranger history.

  • Author : Harold J. Weiss
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release : 05 August 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 13 : 9781574412604

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Captain Bill McDonald's (1852-1918) admirers rank him as one of the great captains of Texas Ranger history. His detractors see him as an irresponsible lawman who precipitated violence, hungered for publicity, and related tall tales that cast himself in the hero's role. This title seeks to find the true Bill McDonald and sort fact from myth.

Book: The Texas Rangers


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

  • Author : Walter Prescott Webb
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 05 August 1965
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 13 : 9780292781108

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