The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 25, 2000 - History - 400 pages
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Here is the first full telling of the most colorful and famous law enforcers of our time. For years, the Texas Rangers have been historical figures shrouded in myth. Charles M. Robinson III has sifted through the tall tales to reach the heart of this storied organization. The Men Who Wear the Star details the history of the Rangers, from their beginnings, spurred by Stephen Austin, and their formal organization in 1835, to the gangster era with Bonnie and Clyde, and on through to modern times. Filled with memorable characters, it is energetic and fast-paced, making this the definitive record of the exploits and accomplishments of the Texas Rangers.
 

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As a casual read or an introduction to the complicated history and politics surrounding the Texas Rangers, this book is a good place to begin. It provides an excellent overview of the political and ... Read full review

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Whatever you may think of Chuck Norris's current TV show, Walker: Texas Ranger, it demonstrates the popularity of the Western and the strong mystique still possessed by the Texas Rangers. A small ... Read full review

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Charles M. Robinson III is a native of Texas and a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin and the University of Texas Pan American. He is the author of several books on the Old West, including Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie, which won the Texas Historical Commission's T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 1993, and A Good Year to Die. He lives in San Benito, Texas.

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