Download and read online Tracking the Texas Rangers in PDF and EPUB An anthology of sixteen previously published articles and chapter excerpts, arranged in chronological history, covering key topics of the intrepid and sometimes controversial law officers named the Texas Rangers. Determining the role of the Rangers as the state evolved and what they actually accomplished for the benefit of the state is a difficult challenge?the actions of the Rangers fit no easy description. There is a dark side to the story of the Rangers; during the war with Mexico, for example, some murdered, pillaged, and raped. Yet these same Rangers eased the resultant United States victory. Even their beginning and the first use of the term ?Texas Ranger? have mixed and complex origins. Tracking the Texas Rangers covers topics such as their early years, the great Comanche Raid of 1840, and the effective use of Colt revolvers. Article authors discuss Los Diablos Tejanos, Rip Ford, the Cortina War, the use of Hispanic Rangers and Rangers in labor disputes, and the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker and the capture of John Wesley Hardin. The selections cover critical aspects of those experiences?organization, leadership, cultural implications, rural and urban life, and violence. In their introduction, editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr., discuss various themes and controversies surrounding the 19th-century Rangers and their treatment by historians over the years. They also have added annotations to the essays to explain where new research has shed additional light on an event to update or correct the original article text.--Amazon.com.
Download and read online Tracking the Texas Rangers in PDF and EPUB Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Twentieth Century is an anthology of fifteen previously published articles and chapter excerpts covering key topics of the Texas Rangers during the twentieth century. The task of determining the role of the Rangers as the state evolved and what they actually accomplished for the benefit of the state is a difficult challenge. The actions of the Rangers fit no easy description. There is a dark side to the story of the Rangers; during the Mexican Revolution, for example, some murdered with impunity. Others sought to restore order in the border communities as well as in the remainder of Texas. It is not lack of interest that complicates the unveiling of the mythical force. With the possible exception of the Alamo, probably more has been written about the Texas Rangers than any other aspect of Texas history. Tracking the Texas Rangers covers leaders such as Captains Bill McDonald, “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, and Barry Caver, accomplished Rangers like Joaquin Jackson and Arthur Hill, and the use of Rangers in the Mexican Revolution. Chapters discuss their role in the oil fields, in riots, and in capturing outlaws. Most important, the Rangers of the twentieth century experienced changes in investigative techniques, strategy, and intelligence gathering. Tracking looks at the use of Rangers in labor disputes, in race issues, and in the Tejano civil rights movement. The selections cover critical aspects of those experiences—organization, leadership, cultural implications, rural and urban life, and violence. In their introduction, editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr., discuss various themes and controversies surrounding the twentieth-century Rangers and their treatment by historians over the years. They also have added annotations to the essays to explain where new research has shed additional light on an event to update or correct the original article text.
Download and read online Body of Evidence in PDF and EPUB When Texas Ranger Anderson Michaels goes undercover at an animal rescue farm in Texas Hill Country, he lands right in owner Jennifer Rodgers's path. Before long, he realizes that tracking down his target—a deadly drug-trafficking ring that was responsible for the murder of his captain—may be easier than winning this jaded woman's trust. Experience has taught Jennifer to keep her distance from adventure seekers. But her life will depend on her ability to push aside her fears—and trust Anderson to keep her safe.
Download and read online The Badger s Revenge in PDF and EPUB Spur Award-Winning Author Larry D. Sweazy A Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger Novel Assigned to track an Indian raiding party, Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe expects to return home to his son in Austin in a few days. But when the Ranger and his compatriots from the Frontier Battalion are overtaken by two Comanche scouts, they find themselves captives instead of captors. Comanches aren’t known for going easy on their prisoners, so Josiah is surprised when they don’t immediately shoot him. Turns out there’s a price on his head thanks to Liam O’Reilly, a gang leader also known as the Badger. Josiah has a checkered history with the outlaw—he apprehended the gang’s previous leader—but he doesn’t know why O’Reilly wants him dead. As the Comanches drag him to the town where the Badger is waiting, Josiah knows that time is running out. But Texas Rangers are hard men to kill, and Josiah Wolfe is no exception… Spur Award-Winning Author LARRY D. SWEAZY “Josiah Wolfe is an American original created by an American original.” —Loren D. Estleman
Download and read online Lone Star Lawmen in PDF and EPUB Hailed as "a rip-snortin', six-guns-blazin' saga of good guys and bad guys who were sometimes one and the same," Robert M. Utley's Lone Star Justice captured the colorful first century of Texas Ranger history. Now, in the eagerly anticipated conclusion, Lone Star Lawmen, Utley once again chronicles the daring exploits of the Rangers, this time as they bring justice to the twentieth-century West. Based on unprecedented access to Ranger archives, this fast-paced narrative stretches from the days of the Mexican Revolution (where atrocities against Mexican Americans marked the nadir of Ranger history) to the Branch Davidian saga near Waco and the recent bloody standoff with "Republic of Texas" militia. Readers will find in these pages one hundred years of high adventure. Utley follows the Rangers as they pursue bank robbers, bootleggers, moonshiners, and "horsebackers" (smugglers who used mule trains to bring liquor across the border). We see these fearless lawmen taming oil boomtowns, springing the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde, facing down angry lynch mobs, and tracking the "Phantom Killer" of Texarkana. Utley also highlights the gradual evolution of this celebrated force, revealing that while West Texas Rangers still occasionally ride the range on horseback and crack down on smugglers and rustlers, East Texas Rangers--who work mostly in big cities--now ride in high-powered cars and contend with kidnappers, forgers, and other urban criminals. But East or West, today's Rangers have become sophisticated professionals, backed by crime labs and forensic science. Written by one of the most respected Western historians alive, here is the definitive account of the Texas Rangers, a vivid portrait of these legendary peace officers and their role in a changing West.
Download and read online Caliber of Justice in PDF and EPUB There are eight adventures altogether, with each volume containing four adventures each. These stories tells the story of a young boy who experiances circumstances in his life that lead him to seek revenge. Thanks to the aid and mentoring of two Texas Rangers, Shane Dawson becomes a welcome help to them in tracking down the most violent criminals of west Texas, thus earning him the opportunity to himself become a Texas Ranger. The eight books introduce you to Shane and his acuaintenances as they ride on many adventures together that span the course of Shane's life as a lawman. The Caliber of Justice allows the reader to become famliar with the main character and then follow him through his career as a Texas Ranger as he tracks down outlaws, robbers, Indians and horse thieves. The books, in order, are: Texas Ranger Bounty Hunter Grapevine Stage Smoking Gun Wagon Train Inside Man Cattle Drive Santa Maria
Download and read online Winchester Warriors in PDF and EPUB Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company Dm, 1874-1901 is Number 6 in the Frances B. Vick Series.
Download and read online Death Rides the Rails in PDF and EPUB Texas, 1874. Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk is riding the El Paso Limited en route to a routine assignment... until the train is wrecked and robbed. Barely escaping the flaming wreckage, Blawcyzk sets out to track down the outlaws responsible for such wanton death and destruction. What at first appears to be an isolated train robbery leads him to a much larger plot to destroy the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Not only having to try and stop the men determined to ruin the railroad, Blawcyzk also finds himself the target of a mysterious drygulcher.Jim Griffin writes with a true feel for the frontier West and Texas. Careful research and plenty of action are hallmarks of a Griffin western. After a few pages, you are pulled so deeply into the story you feel as if you yourself are riding with the Texas Rangers, tracking down outlaws and facing their deadly guns. ---- Jim Huggins, Lecturer of Forensic Science, Baylor University, Sergeant, Texas Rangers, Retired.
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Download and read online Once a Ranger in PDF and EPUB Tony Perez has never fancied redheads. But this one's got his attention. In fact, Kat Monroe is attracting a lot of attention. The worst kind. With her recent lottery win and softness for hard-luck stories, she's the ideal target for the con man Tony is tracking. His old Texas Ranger instincts scream at him to warn her. But now that he's a private investigator, he has to stay under cover—even if it means putting her at risk. Kat has to believe he's just a flirtatious vacationer at the Phoenix Rising Resort. But the closer they grow, the tougher it is to pretend. Now he's facing an impossible choice. Keep up the charade and get his man. Or tell her everything, risk his case…and get the girl!
Download and read online The Blaze of Guns in PDF and EPUB Blanca had died in a gun battle during which Slade had followed the bandit leader across the Rio Grande into Mexico. But now someone was trading on Blanca's sinister reputation and cashing in. Slade had the job of tracking down the killer.
Download and read online The Coyote Tracker in PDF and EPUB A Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger Novel After a prostitute is murdered at the Easy Nickel saloon, Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe finds his best friend, Scrap Elliot, in jail and wrongly accused. A strangely familiar horse and a mysterious code are the only clues Josiah has to prove his friend's innocence and save him from execution. Once a Yankee reporter gets involved, Josiah as led to Blanche Dumont's house of pleasures, where he learns of a thieving, jail-broken accountant with strange ties to both the Easy Nickel and the town's wealthiest banker. With a new railroad line blazing into town, everyone—especially the arrogant young sheriff—is determined to clean up Austin. Faced with the ticking clock of Scrap's impending trial, Josiah Wolfe must find out who it was that went one step too far. PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF LARRY D. SWEAZY "Sweazy has the rare and enviable ability to convey a balance of gripping action and weighty themes in a conversational manner...He's a natural storyteller, born to the task." —Matthew P. Mayo, author of Haunted Old West "Larry D. Sweazy could well be a new star in the world of Western fiction." —Western Fiction Review Spur Award-Winning Author
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Download and read online Ricochet in PDF and EPUB There’s a $3,000 bounty on James Bennett’s head, and Marty Keller intends to collect it. Deep in the Oklahoma badlands, Keller corners his quarry, pinning him down with warning shots...until one ricocheting bullet strikes Bennett in the back, mortally wounding him. Keller returns to Fort Wayne to collect his reward, only to be branded a back shooter by the townsfolk. Then, to his surprise, Bennett’s widow pleads with him to escort her and her young son to their new home in Wyoming Territory. And as he sets out to lead them across countless miles of mountains and prairies, Keller is determined to protect his charges from any danger that may befall them—both natural and human.
Download and read online Threat of Exposure Mills Boon Love Inspired Texas Ranger Justice Book 5 in PDF and EPUB Pages full of indecipherable codes are all that stand between DEA agent Brock Martin and drugs crossing the border. But if he wants to crack the case, he'll have to work with Texas Ranger Gisella Hernandez.