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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 publicity, and related tall tales that cast himself in the hero's role. This title seeks to find the true Bill McDonald and sort fact from myth.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weiss, Harold J.
Yours to command.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2009
(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 1574412604 9781574412604 9781597345897 159734589X 9781574413694 1574413694
OCLC Number: 613192840
Notes: Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis, Indiana University, 1980.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 436 pages) : illustrations, 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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