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: 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.

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. 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: 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: 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: Texas Rangers


Their later adversaries included hardened criminals such as John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde. Today the Rangers are a modern organisation and represent the elite of Texas law enforcement.

  • Author : Stephen Hardin
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing Company
  • Release : 05 August 2021
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 13 : 1841760315

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Presents the history of the Texas Rangers, some of its most famous captains, and the organization's evolution into an modern elite law enforcement agency.

Book: The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution


This is a really outstanding, important work"--William H. Beezley, Professor of Latin American History, University of Arizona The authors document the secret role of the Mexican president in the insurgency against Anglos during the Mexican ...

  • Author : Charles Houston Harris
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release : 05 August 2021
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 673
  • ISBN 13 : 0826334849

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The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution Book Summary :

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,

Book: Time of the Rangers


A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety presents the second installment of the history of the Texas Rangers, covering the frontier cattle days through the oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II, and the turbulent ...

  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 18 August 2009
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 13 : 0765318156

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A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety presents the second installment of the history of the Texas Rangers, covering the frontier cattle days through the oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II, and the turbulent 1960s.

Book: The Texas Rangers


In a land as spread-out and sparsely populated as the west itself, the Rangers had unique law-enforcement responsibilities and challenges. The story of the Texas Rangers is as controversial as it is heroic.

  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 18 March 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 13 : 1429941421

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Texas writer/historian Mike Cox explores the inception and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wandered the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased and it became clear that a much larger, better trained force was necessary. From their tumultuous beginning to their decades of fighting outlaws, Comanche, Mexican soldados and banditos, as well as Union soldiers, the Texas Rangers became one of the fiercest law enforcement groups in America. In a land as spread-out and sparsely populated as the west itself, the Rangers had unique law-enforcement responsibilities and challenges. The story of the Texas Rangers is as controversial as it is heroic. Often accused of vigilante-style racism and murder, they enforced the law with a heavy hand. But above all they were perhaps the defining force for the stabilization and the creation of Texas. From Stephen Austin in the early days through the Civil War, the first eighty years of the Texas Rangers is nothing less then phenomenal, and the efforts put forth in those days set the foundation for the Texas Rangers that keep Texas safe today. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book: The Texas Rangers


A history of the early years of the legendary law enforcement team examines the origins and rise of the Texas Rangers from 1821, when they were formed to protect settlers from the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians, through their first eight ...

  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 18 March 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 13 : 0312873867

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A history of the early years of the legendary law enforcement team examines the origins and rise of the Texas Rangers from 1821, when they were formed to protect settlers from the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians, through their first eight decades of fierce battles against outlaws, Comanche, Mexican soldiers and bandits, Union troops, and others. 20,000 first printing.

Book: The Texas Rangers in Transition


"A detailed history of the Texas Rangers from 1921 to 1935 as the agency transitioned from gunfighters to criminal investigators.

  • Author : Charles H. Harris
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 25 April 2019
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 13 : 0806162600

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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.