Photos Austin, TX 1988 Hard Cover First Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket Sm4to from 9" to 11" Signed by Author xiv, 279 pp, quarterbound w/black boards and green spine
w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by the author on the half-title pagedj light brown-dark brown w/color pictorial front panel w/black lettering. The rural Texas sheriff was the master of the county courthouse, feudal lord of the county territory, manhunter and keeper of the bloodhounds. The city police stayed in the county seat, the Department of Public Safety troopers patrolled the state highways, but the sheriff or his deputies might be anywhere, anytime, always on call with a 24-hour patrol. The book provides a look at the old ways of law enforcement as practed by the rural sheriffs before 1965. The author tells the story of eleven of the rural Texas sheriffs: Tom Brown, Jess Sweeten, Corbett Akins, Gaston Boykin, T.W. Lane, Frank Brunt, H.F. and Loretta Fenton, B. Rufus Jordan, Truman Maddox, I.R. Hoskins, and Jim Scarborough III.
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