Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy

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University of North Texas Press, Jul 15, 2017 - History - 672 pages
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Authors Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice grappled with several issues when deciding how to relate a general history of the Texas Rangers. Should emphasis be placed on their frontier defense against Indians, or focus more on their role as guardians of the peace and statewide law enforcers? What about the tumultuous Mexican Revolution period, 1910-1920? And how to deal with myths and legends such as One Riot, One Ranger? Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy is the authors’ answer to these questions, a one-volume history of the Texas Rangers. The authors begin with the earliest Rangers in the pre-Republic years in 1823 and take the story up through the Republic, Mexican War, and Civil War. Then, with the advent of the Frontier Battalion, the authors focus in detail on each company A through F, relating what was happening within each company concurrently. Thereafter, Alexander and Brice tell the famous episodes of the Rangers that forged their legend, and bring the story up through the twentieth century to the present day in the final chapters.

 

 

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Contents

1 Everything to make and nothing to lose
1
2 Drove a lance through her heart
26
3 Baptized in her Precious Blood
44
4 It was Hell on the Home Front
75
Photo Gallery 1
101
5 Frontier Battalion Company A
121
6 Frontier Battalion Company B
145
7 Frontier Battalion Company C
174
11 The Legend
307
12 The Legacy
342
13 Spiking the Legacy
369
Photo Gallery 3
393
14 Rangers Today
427
Photo Gallery 4
449
Photo Gallery 5
469
Notes
485

8 Frontier Battalion Company D
195
9 Frontier Battalion Company E
221
10 Frontier Battalion Company F
246
Photo Gallery 2
279
Bibliography
599
Index
627
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Bob Alexander is the author of Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten, Whiskey River Ranger, Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands, Bad Company and Burnt Powder, Riding Lucifer's Line, and Winchester Warriors, all published by UNT Press. He lives in Maypearl, Texas. Donaly E. Brice was Senior Research Assistant at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and is the author of The Great Comanche Raid and coauthor of Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds and The Governor's Hounds. He lives in Lockhart, Texas.

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