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Weiss, Harold J.

Works: 6 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F391, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Harold J Weiss
Tracking the Texas Rangers : the nineteenth century by Bruce A Glasrud( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of sixteen previously published articles and chapter excerpts, arranged in chronological history, covering key topics of the intrepid and sometimes controversial law officers named the Texas Rangers. Determining the role of the Rangers as the state evolved and what they actually accomplished for the benefit of the state is a difficult challenge?the actions of the Rangers fit no easy description. There is a dark side to the story of the Rangers; during the war with Mexico, for example, some murdered, pillaged, and raped. Yet these same Rangers eased the resultant United States victory. Even their beginning and the first use of the term?Texas Ranger? have mixed and complex origins. Tracking the Texas Rangers covers topics such as their early years, the great Comanche Raid of 1840, and the effective use of Colt revolvers. Article authors discuss Los Diablos Tejanos, Rip Ford, the Cortina War, the use of Hispanic Rangers and Rangers in labor disputes, and the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker and the capture of John Wesley Hardin. The selections cover critical aspects of those experiences?organization, leadership, cultural implications, rural and urban life, and violence. In their introduction, editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr., discuss various themes and controversies surrounding the 19th-century Rangers and their treatment by historians over the years. They also have added annotations to the essays to explain where new research has shed additional light on an event to update or correct the original article
Yours to command : the life and legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald by Harold J Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
"Yours to command" : Captain William J. "Bill" McDonald and the Panhandle Rangers of Texas by Harold J Weiss( )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yours to Command: The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald (Frances B. Vick series ; no. 5) by Harold J Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web of settlement : the role of the negotiators in the anthracite strike of 1902 by Harold J Weiss( )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police in the American West( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.01 for Yours to c ... to 1.00 for Police in ...)

Yours to command : the life and legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald
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