I'm Frank Hamer: The Life of a Texas Peace Officer

I'm Frank Hamer: The Life of a Texas Peace Officer

by John H Jenkins, H. Gordon Frost

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I'm Frank Hamer: The Life of a Texas Peace Officer by John H Jenkins, H. Gordon Frost

Best known as the Texas Ranger captain who tracked down and killed Bonnie and Clyde, Frank Hamer was designated by Walter Prescott Webb as “one of the three most fearless men in Western history.”

This reprint of the 1968 edition gives the complete details of the Barrow-Parker rampage and is the only authentic account of the events leading to their deaths.

With more than one hundred pages of illustrations, I'm Frank Hamer tells the amazing story of one of the greatest Texas Rangers of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933337647
Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date: 05/22/2015
Edition description: First Edition, Enhanced
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 1,204,960
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

JOHN H. JENKINS attended the University of Texas on a General Motors Fellowship and a Rotary Fellowship and became a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After a year of studies at the University of Texas Law School he began a career as a publisher and bookseller in Austin. Between 1963 and 1990 the Jenkins Publishing Company, including the Pemberton Press for trade publishing and the San Felipe Press for private publishing, produced more than three hundred titles, several of which Jenkins wrote or edited. In 1965 he compiled and published Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A Bibliography of Texas Town and County Histories, a comprehensive listing of five thousand titles, which won the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. His 10-volume Papers of the Texas Revolution, winner of the Summerfield G. Roberts Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas as the outstanding publication on early Texas history for 1973, is a massive compilation of primary sources. An equally important work by Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, published in 1983, is a descriptive bibliographical guide to the most important books on Texas history. It was reissued in a revised edition by the Texas State Historical Association in 1988.

H. GORDON FROST was a professional writer and high school teacher in El Paso. He was also author of Gentlemen's Club: The Story of Prostitution in El Paso.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 "I made up my mind to be as much like an Indian as I could." 1

2 "I've come to settle accounts." 5

3 "I'm Frank Hamer." 9

4 "I wouldn't have sold out very cheap that day." 13

5 "When I see him comin' I jes' steps aside." 17

6 "He has the reputation of being quiet, steady, and a gentleman." 27

7 "Rangers, hell! That's bandits a-comin'!" 33

8 "The Lone Ranger of the Rio Grande." 39

9 "I invited him to get up and fight me face to face." 43

10 "A giant of a man … and as talkative as an oyster." 51

11 "There was a gurtfight for 236 straight nights!" 57

12 "I'll kill anyone who tries to catch me." 61

13 "Is it Santa Clans?" 67

14 "Capt. Hamer' was the nicest crook I ever met." 73

15 "I've never been as scared as I was when Frank's big hand landed on my shoulder." 79

16 "Let's sing a song of Borger." 161

17 "The bankers are paying for Apaches and getting sheep herders." 167

18 "There'll be a lot of funerals in Sherman tomorrow." 175

19 "I ain't going to take after no giant rats." 181

20 "She was-beggin' your pardon-a bit of a female dog." 187

21 "Someday they will get me, but it won't be without resistance." 199

22 "One man wanted to amputate Barrow's trigger finger." 209

23 "I feel a damn sight better driving around at night." 215

24 "The next thing I saw was the bottom of the man's feet." 223

25 "That's the only man I ever killed …" 227

Annotation 233

Acknowledgments 245

Bibliography 247

Index 251

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