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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THE MEN WHO WEAR THE STAR: The Story of the Texas Rangers

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A comprehensive, partisan, occasionally starry-eyed history of the famed (or perhaps infamous) Texas Rangers. Robinson (A Good Year to Die, 1995, etc.) tracks the Rangers back to their roots in 1823 ... Read full review

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User Review  - tygermoonfoxx - LibraryThing

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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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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