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|Named Person:||William Jesse McDonald; William Jesse McDonald|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Harold J Weiss, Jr.
|Notes:||Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis, Indiana University, 1980.|
|Description:||xi, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||List of maps and illustrations --
Part 1. Emergence of a ranger officer. Introduction: Bill McDonald, the historical record, and the popular mind ; The making of a Texas lawman ; Captain Bill and Company B in the Panhandle ; A gunfight between two guardians of the law ; Proceed to El Paso: the Rangers and prizefighting ; A bank robbery in Wichita Falls --
Part 2. Waning days of the frontier battalion ; San Saba mob: a murder society ; Reese-Townsend feud at Columbus ; Humphries case: an East Texas lynching ; Finale of the Frontier Battalion --
Part 3. An aging lawman: highs and lows ; Forming a new Ranger force ; Conditt murder case: a study in detection ; Brownsville affair: a muddled incident ; Rio Grande city: the last stand ; The end comes: state revenue agent and other roles.
|Series Title:||Frances B. Vick series, no. 5.|
|Responsibility:||Harold J. Weiss, Jr.|
"Harold Weiss has explored McDonald's distinguished career with rare insight into law enforcement procedures during the period of the last frontier. His book also boasts three 'photo galleries, '