But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin, a working Texas Ranger. From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of , survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists.
His career straddled the changing scene from the 19th to the 20th centuries. In all these endeavors, only one Ranger lost his life under McDonald's command.
Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger the Wild West. The legend of Wild Bill has only grown since his death in , when cowardly Jack McCall famously put a bullet through the back of his head during a card game. Best-selling author Tom Clavin has sifted through years of Western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story. This engaging history pulls listeners back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the midth century.
Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of "good guys in white hats" to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. Michael L. Collins demonstrates that, rather than bringing peace to the region, the Texas Rangers contributed to the violence and were often brutal in their injustices against Spanish-speaking inhabitants. Mike Cox, journalist and Texas Ranger grand master, recounts enthralling tales of men who proudly wore the silver Lone Star - once hand-carved from the Mexican five peso.
Whether facing Indians, banditos, or Yankees, TexasRangers earned a reputation for being some of the most formidable lawmen in U. They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides - the Apaches and the white invaders - blamed him for it.
A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both.
He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in until its end in with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid.
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Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters. John Harris Rogers ? Marshal, city police chief, and in the private sector as a security agent. He is recognized in history as one of the legendary "Four Captains" of the Ranger force that helped make the transition from the Frontier Battalion days into the 20th century, yet no one has fully researched and written about his life.
Paul N. Spellman now presents the first full-length biography of this enigmatic man.
During his years as a Ranger, Rogers observed and participated in the civilizing of West Texas. As the railroads moved out in the s, towns grew up too quickly, lawlessness was the rule, and the Rangers were soon called in to establish order.
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