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Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers
     

Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers

by Robert M. Utley
 

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ISBN-10: 0195154444

ISBN-13: 9780195154443

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Based on unprecedented access to Rangers archives, Lone Star Lawmen chronicles one hundred years of high adventure as told by one of the nation's most respected Western historians. This definitive portrait of the Texas Rangers stretches from the days of the Mexican Revolution to Waco and the recent bloody standoff with "Republic of Texas" militia, recounting events in

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Based on unprecedented access to Rangers archives, Lone Star Lawmen chronicles one hundred years of high adventure as told by one of the nation's most respected Western historians. This definitive portrait of the Texas Rangers stretches from the days of the Mexican Revolution to Waco and the recent bloody standoff with "Republic of Texas" militia, recounting events in between such as the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde and the tracking of the "Phantom Killer" of Texarkana.

Highlighting the gradual evolution of this celebrated force, Robert M. Utley reveals how the outlaw-pursuing horseback riders of yesteryear became a modern law enforcement agency combating urban crime in Texas's big cities, assisted by the latest advances in forensic science-yet never losing their toughness and independent spirit-and how the Rangers will continue to bring justice to the West in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195154443
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Prologue     1
The Border, 1910-1915     8
The "Bandit War," 1915     26
The Big Bend, 1913-1919     48
Austin, 1918-1919     68
Pat Neff's "Battles of Peace," 1921-1925     85
Ma and Pa Ferguson, 1925-1927     109
Dan Moody, 1927-1931     119
Ross and Bill Sterling, 1931-1933     142
Return of the Fergusons, 1933-1935     152
The Department of Public Safety, 1935     166
DPS Birth Pangs, 1935-1938     179
Homer Garrison, 1938-1968     192
Gambling ... and Other Distractions     216
Latino Uprising     235
Change, 1965-1985     254
Highs and Lows, 1970s     265
Highs and Lows, 1980s     282
Highs and Lows, 1990s     303
A Summing-Up     329
Abbreviations     342
Notes     344
Sources     381
Index     391
Maps
Texas     xvi
The Upper Border in 1915     36
The Lower Border in 1915     37
Oil Boomtowns, 1920-1933     89
Texas Rangers Field Organization 2000     305

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