Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 18, 2015

    Rinker Buck: IMG Just Passing Through: Embracing the Covered Wagon Mind-Set



    When people learn that I recently spent a long summer riding 2,000 miles across the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon pulled by mules, they invariably... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

The Legend Begins: The Texas Rangers, 1823-1845

The Legend Begins: The Texas Rangers, 1823-1845 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Texas Rangers are legendary, but just where does legend end and fact begin? Frederick Wilkins begins his new history of the Rangers, the first major Ranger history in many decades, by using the recently discovered and now much more accessible source materials to separate the facts from the fiction.andlt;brandgt;

The Legend Begins is a masterful history of the Rangers from their earliest antecedents in the 1820s, as a defense force against Indian depredations, and continues with their fascinating history and accomplishments through the Texas Republic years up to statehood. The author discusses the changes in the philosophies and in the organization of the Rangers during these early yearsandmdash;changes made necessary as the times changed and as the needs of Texas changed. He describes, for example, the effects of new weapons such as the Colt repeaters on the tactics and abilities of the Ranger forces. This is not a revisionist history, but the author does use his source materials to make judgments based on his studies of the facts. He outlines his reasons for doubting whether the legendary battles of John Coffee Hays and the Rangers at Enchanted Rock and at Bandera Pass actually occurred, but he stresses that the reality of the Rangers' accomplishments is not diminished by his pointing out the doubtful status of these two legendary battles. The position of the early Rangers is secure enough to withstand carping about a few fights that may not have taken place. An updated history of the first Rangers is long overdue, and this volume will be welcomed by the many individuals and scholars fascinated by the Texas Rangers.andlt;brandgt;

and#160;

Synopsis:

A masterful history of the Rangers from their earliest antecedents in the 1820s as a defense force against Indian depredations, and continues with their history and accomplishments through the Republic years up to statehood.

About the Author

The late FREDERICK WILKINS was born in Dallas, Texas, majored in history at Southern Methodist University, and spent twenty-five years with the U.S. Army's information program. His primary interest was the Texas Rangers and he is the author of the highly acclaimed Defending the Borders: The Texas Rangers 1848andndash;1861 and The Law Comes to Texas: The Texas Rangers 1870andndash;1901 also by State House Press.

and#160;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880510407
Subtitle:
The Texas Rangers, 1823-1845
Author:
Wilkins, Frederick
Publisher:
State House Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19960101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Notes.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.15 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Texas
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Legend Begins: The Texas Rangers, 1823-1845
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 256 pages State House Press - English 9781880510407 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A masterful history of the Rangers from their earliest antecedents in the 1820s as a defense force against Indian depredations, and continues with their history and accomplishments through the Republic years up to statehood.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.