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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: ForewordAcknowledgmentsThey Rode Straight Up to Death: A PrefaceI. Texas: A Conflict of CivilizationsII. Out of the Revolution III. The Rangers and the RepublicIV. From Cherokee to Comanche V. The Captain Comes: John C. HaysVI. The Texas Rangers in the Mexican WarVII. First Years in the UnionVIII. The Bloody Years, 1858-1859IX. The Cortinas War on the Rio GrandeX. Sam Houston's Grand PlanXI. The State PoliceXII. McNelly and His Men in Southwest TexasXIII. McNelly and the War of Las CuevasXIV. McNelly's Successors: Lee Hall and John ArmstrongXV. The Frontier Battalion: Major John B. JonesXVI. The El Paso Salt WarXVII. Sam Bass: Texas's Beloved BanditXVIII. The End of the Indian Trail: The Rangers in the Far West XIX. The Closed Frontier: Last Services of the Frontier BattalionXX. The Texas Rangers in the Twentieth Century XXI. Revolution, World War, and ProhibitionXXII. Frank Hamer: Modern Texas RangerXXIII. Some Adventures of a Ranger HistorianBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Illustrated with drawings by Lonnie Rees and with photos. Foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson.

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