Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen

Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen

by Mike Cox
     
 

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The history of law enforcement in the Lone Star State goes back well before photography, dating to Texas’s days as part of the Spanish empire. After that Texas became a province of Mexico and for nearly a decade stood among the nations as an independent republic before becoming the 28th state in the Union in 1845.
Beyond the contribution to law and order

Overview

The history of law enforcement in the Lone Star State goes back well before photography, dating to Texas’s days as part of the Spanish empire. After that Texas became a province of Mexico and for nearly a decade stood among the nations as an independent republic before becoming the 28th state in the Union in 1845.
Beyond the contribution to law and order made by constables, sheriffs, town marshals, city police officers, and federal lawmen, Texas is the birthplace of a law enforcement institution unique in the world, the legendary Texas Rangers.
Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen features close to 200 images of Texas lawmen, bad men (and a few bad women), assorted characters with a law enforcement connection like the legendary Judge Roy Bean, and shots of the places they did their work—for good or bad. Each photograph has a story to tell.
Some of the images in this volume, coming from the author’s personal collection, are published here for the first time. But all of the images command attention, many as attention-getting as the business end of a Texas Ranger’s .45.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016412900
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company KY
Publication date:
05/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
627,106
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Mike Cox is a native Texan, born in Amarillo long enough ago to be in the sophomore class of Baby Boomers. He began his newspaper career at the San Angelo Standard-Times in 1967, reviewing Texas-related books. In addition to reviewing books, Mike has also written books, including 21 published nonfiction titles. His best-selling and longest work is a two-volume history of the Texas Rangers, "Time of the Rangers: The Texas Rangers 1900 to Present," (Forge, 2009) and "The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900," (Forge, 2008).

Mike Cox is an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters and has won numerous journalism awards over the years. He lives in Fredericksburg, in the Texas hill country.

Visit Mike Cox at
www.lonestarbooks.blogspot.com
www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/MikeCoxTexasTales.htm

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