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The Texas Rangers : a century of frontier defense

Author: Walter Prescott Webb; Lyndon B Johnson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1989, ©1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, paperback EditionView all editions and formats
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Into this situation rode a small group of men destined to become a model for state law-enforcement agencies throughout the nation, a group whose fame was become worldwide. They were the Texas Rangers.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Prescott Webb; Lyndon B Johnson
ISBN: 0292781105 9780292781108
OCLC Number: 21256129
Description: xx, 583 pages : illustrations ; 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: by Walter Prescott Webb ; illustrated with drawings by Lonnie Rees and with photographs ; foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson.

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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.  Read more...

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