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

Author: Harold J Weiss
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2009.
Series: Frances B. Vick series, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weiss, Harold J.
Yours to command.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2009
(DLC) 2009002367
(OCoLC)277201399
Named Person: William Jesse McDonald; William Jesse McDonald; William Jesse McDonald
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold J Weiss
ISBN: 9781441646422 1441646426
OCLC Number: 613192840
Notes: Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis, Indiana University, 1980.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 436 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: List of maps and illustrations --
Preface --
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.

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"Weiss's latest work is not only a skilled biography of a noted Texas Ranger but also a case study in the evolution of modern law enforcement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read more...

 
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