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One Ranger Returns [NOOK Book]

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No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border-and clamored for more. Now in One Ranger Returns, Jackson reopens his case files to tell more unforgettable stories, while also giving readers a deeply personal view of what being a Texas Ranger has meant to him and his family. Jackson recalls his five-year pursuit of two of America's most ...
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One Ranger Returns

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Overview

No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border-and clamored for more. Now in One Ranger Returns, Jackson reopens his case files to tell more unforgettable stories, while also giving readers a deeply personal view of what being a Texas Ranger has meant to him and his family. Jackson recalls his five-year pursuit of two of America's most notorious serial killers, Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole. He sets the record straight about the role of the Texas Rangers during the United Farm Workers strike in the Rio Grande Valley in 1966-1967. Jackson also describes the frustration of trying to solve a cold case from 1938-the brutal murder of a mother and daughter in the lonely desert east of Van Horn. He presents a rogue's gallery of cattle rustlers, drug smugglers, and a teetotaling bootlegger named Tom Bybee, a modest, likeable man who became an ax murderer. And in an eloquent concluding chapter, Jackson pays tribute to the Rangers who have gone before him, as well as those who keep the peace today.
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Editorial Reviews

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Retired Texas Ranger H. Joaquin Jackson captivated readers with his 2005 memoir, One Ranger. Now he returns with another exciting batch of stories about his harsh encounters with cattle rustlers, drug smugglers, serial killers, and other assorted bad guys. More exciting than most John Wayne movies.
Cowboy Magazine
To the good fortune of us all, Jackson is back again, this time with One Ranger Returns. Packed full of compelling accounts of his dealings with smugglers, thieves, murderers, and other lawmen, this long-anticipated sequel promises to rival the original. This man is a true American hero. Don’t miss reading about his adventures.
Guns & Ammo
A great collection of stories outlining the illustrious career of a gifted lawman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292779662
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Series: Bridwell Texas History Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 455,724
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

H. JOAQUIN JACKSON retired from the Texas Rangers in 1993, after a twenty-seven-year career. In 2006, he was awarded the William Penn Award for public service by the Penn Club of Philadelphia.

JAMES L. HALEY is an acclaimed historian and novelist whose previous books include the award-winning Sam Houston and Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas. His book Wolf: The Lives of Jack London won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Biography.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1. La Huelga: The United Farm Workers Strike of 1966-1967
2. By the Light of the Rustlers' Moon
3. My Own Good Ole Boys: The FBI National Academy
4. Sadistic Deaths in the Desert: The Frome Murders
5. A Man Not to Mess With
6. To All the Dogs I've Loved Before
7. The Deadly Duo: Lucas and Toole
8. The Hunt for Alfredo Hernandez, a Muy Mal Hombre
9. Homicides and Questionable Deaths: A Window into the Method
10. A Drug-Smuggling Lawyer-Brush Pilot: The Flanagan Case
11. The Fall of the Champ
12. The Valadez Kid
13. Rio Bravo
14. From Ranger to Private Eye
15. Stand by Your Ranger
16. Sons of One Ranger
17. Silver Badges of Courage
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Great book

    This was a great book. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I was done in three days. It was nice to see such a great story told from the life of a great Texas lawman. I wish they had been able to write more, then again I read One Ranger Returns in two days. Wish there were more books like this.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    Excellent book

    Highly recommend

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