The Men Who Wear the Star

The Men Who Wear the Star

The Story of the Texas Rangers

Book - 2000
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In 1935, Walter Prescott Webb first told about them in his classicThe Texas Rangers, but not until now do we have a modern retelling of this storied organization, based on new material and written with the encouragement of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Most narratives of this colorful story, even Webb's, leave out several important eras in the history of the Rangers--the Civil War years, for instance, simply don't exist, and there is little acknowledgment of the Reconstruction period, from 1866 to 1874. In addition, though these previous chronicles concerned themselves primarily with the Rangers since their formal organization in 1835, the earlier years, when the "Ranging" defense force was established by Stephen Austin, are significant and exciting. And while most stories about the Texas Rangers treat them uncritically and uniformly as heroes, this was not always the case, to say the least. The Texas Ranger captured the imagination of the American public like no other individual. Here is his colorful story, told anew, by the highly praised author ofA Good Year to Die.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679456490
067945649X
Characteristics: xxi, 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm

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