Cult of Glory

Cult of Glory
Author: Doug J. Swanson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101979884
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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: James Patterson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316556682
Available:
Release: 2018-08-13
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Texas Rangers The

Texas Rangers  The
Author: Mark Stewart
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781599534992
Available:
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Norwood House Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revised Team Spirit Baseball edition featuring the Texas Rangers that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Author: John Boessenecker
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781466879867
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers
Author: Ryan Basen
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1617140619
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of the Texas Rangers baseball team, and includes profiles of past and present players, statistics, photographs, a timeline, and quotes.

That s the Way I Remember It

That s the Way I Remember It
Author: Joey D. Gordon
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1734524804
Available:
Release: 2020-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stories about the historic Texas Rangers and their firearms

Rodriguez Texas Ranger

Rodriguez    Texas Ranger
Author: Rick Harper
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781491705063
Available:
Release: 2013-12-03
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Jorge A. Bustamante
Pages: 38
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173004446185
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Darren L. Ivey
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0786456396
Available:
Release: 2015-02-12
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

 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.

Imagining the Open Range

Imagining the Open Range
Author: B. Byron Price,Erwin Evans Smith
Pages: 187
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023662344
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first comprehensive biography of Smith, Byron Price has drawn on Smith's archives and the history of southwestern ranch life in the early twentieth century. Imagining the Open Range is extensively illustrated with Smith's compelling photographs.--Publisher description

Walker Texas Ranger

Walker  Texas Ranger
Author: James Reasoner
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0425168158
Available:
Release: 1998-12-31
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heroin has been smuggled into Dallas, packaged as medicine. Now a child is in the hospital, and Walker is out to find the smuggler. But the men he's looking for are old enemies, who have waited for the opportunity to strike back at the man who put them in prison. Walker must track them down--before their revenge destroys him--and the streets of Dallas.

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Author: James K. Greer
Pages: 237
ISBN: UOM:39015032752274
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Release: 1993
Editor: Texas A & M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Serial set no 9001 10000

Serial set  no 9001 10000
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:$B633379
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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No Escape

No Escape
Author: Mary Burton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781420132779
Available:
Release: 2013-11-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times-Bestselling Author: A psychologist must work with her lawman ex-husband to get a psychopath off the streets… He Was Taught How To Kill Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share—about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work. . . And Now He'll Teach Them He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he'll make the most perfect kill of all. How To Die Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey's fascination with her to the fact that she's working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey's protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all. . . Praise for Mary Burton's The Seventh Victim "Dark and disturbing, a well-written tale of obsession and murder." —Kat Martin "Burton delivers action-packed tension." —Publishers Weekly

Reminiscences of a Texas Ranger

Reminiscences of a Texas Ranger
Author: Frank C. Kaiser
Pages: 41
ISBN: IND:32000006244299
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Walter Prescott Webb
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780292781108
Available:
Release: 1965
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers
Author: Walter Prescott Webb
Pages: 583
ISBN: UOM:39015002677634
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Release: 1965
Editor: Texas Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Lambshead Before Interwoven

Lambshead Before Interwoven
Author: Frances Mayhugh Holden
Pages: 230
ISBN: UOM:39015002679721
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Release: 1982
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Texas Almanac

Texas Almanac
Author: Staff Dallas Morning News,Dallas Morning News Staff
Pages: 672
ISBN: 091451122X
Available:
Release: 1995-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A rich, detailed look at the state of Texas, including its history, environment, business and industry, politics and government, education, agriculture, and population.

Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 1881

Six Years with the Texas Rangers  1875 1881
Author: James B. Gillett
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781602067356
Available:
Release: 2007-09-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Texas Rangers are one of the most storied law enforcement agencies in the world. Nearly two centuries old, its reputation and mythology was solidified in the post-Civil War era, when it was responsible for the capture of numerous criminals-such as the notorious criminal Sam Bass-and the final defeat of the Apache Indians in Texas territory.This is the classic account of those years, by Ranger JAMES BUCHANAN GILLETT (1856-1937), an essential document of how the Rangers operated by someone who was there. Like the best rip-roaring adventure fiction, Gillett relates tales of: . the Mason County War. the Horrell-Higgins feud. Sam Bass and his train robber gang. the Salt Lake War. "treacherous braves, a faithful dog, and a murder." the last fight between Rangers and Apaches. and much more.