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The Texas Rangers; a century of frontier defense.

Author: Walter Prescott Webb; James H. Sutton Jr. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection.
Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2d ed.]View all editions and formats
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Episodes from the history of the Texas Rangers reveal the deeds of the men who fostered the growth and success of the state law enforcement agency.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963.
Texas Rangers.
Austin, University of Texas Press [1965]
(OCoLC)574755143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Prescott Webb; James H. Sutton Jr. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection.
ISBN: 0292781105 9780292781108 029273400X 9780292734005
OCLC Number: 2414907
Description: xx, 583 pages illustrations, facsimiles, portraits 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Acknowledgments They Rode Straight Up to Death: A Preface I. Texas: A Conflict of Civilizations II. Out of the Revolution III. The Rangers and the Republic IV. From Cherokee to Comanche V. The Captain Comes: John C. Hays VI. The Texas Rangers in the Mexican War VII. First Years in the Union VIII. The Bloody Years, 1858-1859 IX. The Cortinas War on the Rio Grande X. Sam Houston's Grand Plan XI. The State Police XII. McNelly and His Men in Southwest Texas XIII. McNelly and the War of Las Cuevas XIV. McNelly's Successors: Lee Hall and John Armstrong XV. The Frontier Battalion: Major John B. Jones XVI. The El Paso Salt War XVII. Sam Bass: Texas's Beloved Bandit XVIII. The End of the Indian Trail: The Rangers in the Far West XIX. The Closed Frontier: Last Services of the Frontier Battalion XX. The Texas Rangers in the Twentieth Century XXI. Revolution, World War, and Prohibition XXII. Frank Hamer: Modern Texas Ranger XXIII. Some Adventures of a Ranger Historian Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Illustrated with drawings by Lonnie Rees and with photos. Foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson.

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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.  Read more...

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