Texas Ranger by James Patterson

Texas Ranger
  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-13
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 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.

Texas Ranger Tales by Mike Cox

Texas Ranger Tales
  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Release Date : 1997-04-01
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 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.

Texas Ranger by John Boessenecker

Texas Ranger
  • Author : John Boessenecker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781466879867
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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 by Walter Prescott Webb

The Texas Rangers
  • Author : Walter Prescott Webb
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 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.

Firearms of the Texas Rangers by Doug Dukes

Firearms Of The Texas Rangers
  • Author : Doug Dukes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 1574418106
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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.

Captain J A Brooks by Paul N. Spellman

Captain J A  Brooks
  • Author : Paul N. Spellman
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781574412277
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"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.

Cult of Glory by Doug J. Swanson

Cult Of Glory
  • Author : Doug J. Swanson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9781101979884
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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 John B Jones and the Frontier Battalion 1874 1881 by Rick Miller

Texas Ranger John B  Jones And The Frontier Battalion  1874 1881
  • Author : Rick Miller
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781574414677
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Winner of the Wild West History Association Best Book Award In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely referred to as Texas Rangers. Initially created to combat the menace of repeated raids of Indians from the north and from Mexico into frontier counties, the Battalion was led by an unusual choice: a frail, humorless Confederate veteran from Navarro County, John B. Jones. Under Jones’s leadership, the Battalion grew in sophistication, moving from Indian fighting to capturing Texas’s bad men, such as John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass. Established during the unsettled time of Reconstruction, the Rangers effectively filled a local law enforcement void until competency was returned to local sheriffs’ and marshals’ offices. Numerous books cover individual Texas Rangers of note, but only a few have dealt with the overall history of the Rangers, and, strangely, none about Jones specifically. For the first time, author Rick Miller presents the story of the Frontier Battalion as seen through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881, relating its history--both good and bad--chronologically, in depth, and in context. Highlighted are repeated budget and funding problems, developing standards of conduct, personalities and their interaction, mission focus and strategies against Indian war parties and outlaws, and coping with politics and bureaucracy. Miller covers all the major activities of the Battalion in the field that created and ultimately enhanced the legend of the Texas Rangers. Jones’s personal life is revealed, as well as his role in shaping the policies and activities of the Frontier Battalion. Based largely on primary documents, especially the actual correspondence generated by the various actors in the Battalion’s drama th

The Texas Ranger by Bj Akin

The Texas Ranger
  • Author : Bj Akin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1691884049
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Texas Rangers were known for always getting their man. Stories spread that they would track someone all the way across the state of Texas to catch them and Texas was a 'big' state!Gunner Coulan was a true Texas Ranger. In all his years he had never once returned without his man. Now, whether that person was brought back dead or alive? That was entirely up to them.He had made a few enemies that would someday probably come back to haunt him, but it had never deterred him from doing his job. Until one day when it became personal...And to catch these killers, he would follow them to the ends of the earth.

Captain John H Rogers Texas Ranger by Paul N. Spellman

Captain John H  Rogers  Texas Ranger
  • Author : Paul N. Spellman
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9781574411591
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Spellman now presents the first full-length biography of this enigmatic man.".

John B Armstrong Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman by Chuck Parsons

John B  Armstrong  Texas Ranger And Pioneer Ranchman
  • Author : Chuck Parsons
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Crime
  • ISBN : 9781603444965
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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.

A Texas Ranger by N. A. Jennings

A Texas Ranger
  • Author : N. A. Jennings
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1997-03-01
  • Categories : Political Science
  • ISBN : 0806129034
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"A Young Jennings came to texas in 1874 to join a special task force call the Texas Rangers.".

Texas Ranger Runaway Heiress by Carol Finch

Texas Ranger  Runaway Heiress
  • Author : Carol Finch
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781426826658
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She prefers guns to gowns—and riding the land to dancing at balls. So heiress Gabrielle Price heads across Texas's most dangerous territory to break her unwanted society engagement. Only, her biggest problem isn't outlaws and killers. It's a rugged, relentless Texas Ranger…. With a killer to catch, Hudson Stone has better things to do than escort his commander's spoiled, socialite daughter. But his fiery charge is as irresistible as she is off-limits, and to protect her he'll risk his reputation, his life—and his heart.

Rodriguez Texas Ranger by Rick Harper

Rodriguez    Texas Ranger
  • Author : Rick Harper
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-12-03
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781491705063
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“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

Pidge Texas Ranger by Chuck Parsons

Pidge  Texas Ranger
  • Author : Chuck Parsons
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-29
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781603449977
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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.

A TEXAS RANGER True Story of the Leander H Mcnelly s Texas Ranger Company in the Wild Horse Desert by Napoleon Augustus Jennings

A TEXAS RANGER  True Story Of The Leander H  Mcnelly S Texas Ranger Company In The Wild Horse Desert
  • Author : Napoleon Augustus Jennings
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9788027245222
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "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.

Texas Ranger Tales II by Mike Cox

Texas Ranger Tales II
  • Author : Mike Cox
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-06-30
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 9781461625506
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Mike Cox knows as much about the Texas Rangers as anybody on the planet. And in this, his second book on the Rangers, he spins more great tales of these larger-than-life heroes and their sometimes almost unvelievable adventures. These are all new stories, some only told among the Rangers themselves, some told quietly over remote compfires, and others only whispered over elegant dinner tables. Now here they are: more entertaining, informative, and always exciting tales of the grea Texas Rangers.

McCowan Texas Ranger by Gina Rogers

McCowan  Texas Ranger
  • Author : Gina Rogers
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2002-08-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781403326683
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Never Ending Love A princess, goddess, sweetness arose, Love's been sent, so my heart will grow. Ban no barriers, just open your heart, And allow for love to begin from the start. People get scared, when true love exists, But be assured, you're number one on my list, Cuz you've touched me in a way like never before, By showing me love, and quite a bit more. As far as I can love, we're together on the road, Through sickness and in health, and love's binding code. When my heart races faster every time I see you. My mind, heart, and soul are planted on love, For you, so true. So keep in mind, that never ending love exists, Out there, somewhere, and everywhere we turn. We seek to burn to find the passion, As love exists like in my eyes for you, My love, and as I'm morally taken over, Like quicksand through time, God helps me, And guides me in our path, Of true love. Pearly Gates I've seen the heavens of pearly gates, An' angels with lovely wings, With all desire of everyone's fates, An' harps with angels that sings, Colors enhanced like never before, An' water an' sand so clear, Mystic waves in flight to floor, With awe I shed a tear, Happy an' joy throughout-um all, An' peace within these clouds, No hurt an' sorrow if ya fall, 'Cuz Gods voice is so loud, Then I'm taken back to Earth, An' land on the softest sod, To see if we were now worth, The beautiful hands of God.

The Texas Ranger by Diana Palmer

The Texas Ranger
  • Author : Diana Palmer
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781426843723
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The Texas Ranger by Jan Hudson

The Texas Ranger
  • Author : Jan Hudson
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781460370100
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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

Her Texas Ranger by Stella Bagwell

Her Texas Ranger
  • Author : Stella Bagwell
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781459229365
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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….