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Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present

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Publisher Comments:

Following up on his magnificent history of the 19th century Texas Rangers, Mike Cox now takes us from 1900 through the present. From horseback to helicopters, from the frontier cattle days through the crime-ridden boom-or-bust oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II espionage to the violent ethnic turbulence of the '50s and '60s — which sometimes led to demands that the Texas Rangers be disbanded.

Cox takes readers through the modern history of the famed Texas lawmen. Cox's position as a spokesperson for the Texas department of Public Safety allowed him to comb the archives and conduct extensive personal interviews to give us this remarkable account of how a tough group of horse-borne lawmen — too prone to hand out roadside justice, critics complained — to one of the world's premier investigative agencies, respected and admired worldwide.

Review:

"History in the raw. Anyone who reads this book will feel they have found a new electrifying country that they never knew existed. That's how different Texas was in the early days of the Texas Rangers." Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee

Review:

"A richly detailed and sweeping historical narrative....does full justice to both the reality and the myth of the Texas Rangers — a great organization of which I was honored to be a part for 27 years." Joaquin Jackson, Texas Ranger (Ret), author of One Ranger: A Memoir

Synopsis:

Following up on his magnificent history of the 19th century Texas Rangers, Mike Cox now takes us from 1900 through the present.  From horseback to helicopters, from the frontier cattle days through the crime-ridden boom-or-bust oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II espionage to the violent ethnic turbulence of the ‘50s and ‘60s--which sometimes led to demands that the Texas Rangers be disbanded. Cox takes readers through the modern history of the famed Texas lawmen.  Coxs position as a spokesperson for the Texas department of Public Safety allowed him to comb the archives and conduct extensive personal interviews to give us this remarkable account of how a tough group of horse-borne lawmen--too prone to hand out roadside justice, critics complained--to one of the worlds premier investigative agencies, respected and admired worldwide.

Synopsis:

Texas writer-historian Mike Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wandered the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased, and it became clear that a larger, better trained force was necessary.

Taking readers through the major social and political movements of the Texas territory and into its statehood, Cox shows how the Rangers were a defining force in the stabilization and the creation of Texas. From Stephen Austin in the early days through the Civil War, the first eighty years of the Texas Rangers were nothing less than phenomenal, and the efforts put forth in those days set the foundation for the Texas Rangers who keep Texas safe today.

 

About the Author

MIKE COX, an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, began his writing career as a Texas newspaper reporter, then spent fifteen years as spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, which includes the Texas Rangers and later was Communications Manager for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765318152
Author:
Cox, Mike
Publisher:
Forge
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Texas History 1846-1950.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Review" by , "History in the raw. Anyone who reads this book will feel they have found a new electrifying country that they never knew existed. That's how different Texas was in the early days of the Texas Rangers."
"Review" by , "A richly detailed and sweeping historical narrative....does full justice to both the reality and the myth of the Texas Rangers — a great organization of which I was honored to be a part for 27 years."
"Synopsis" by ,
Following up on his magnificent history of the 19th century Texas Rangers, Mike Cox now takes us from 1900 through the present.  From horseback to helicopters, from the frontier cattle days through the crime-ridden boom-or-bust oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II espionage to the violent ethnic turbulence of the ‘50s and ‘60s--which sometimes led to demands that the Texas Rangers be disbanded. Cox takes readers through the modern history of the famed Texas lawmen.  Coxs position as a spokesperson for the Texas department of Public Safety allowed him to comb the archives and conduct extensive personal interviews to give us this remarkable account of how a tough group of horse-borne lawmen--too prone to hand out roadside justice, critics complained--to one of the worlds premier investigative agencies, respected and admired worldwide.
"Synopsis" by ,

Texas writer-historian Mike Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wandered the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased, and it became clear that a larger, better trained force was necessary.

Taking readers through the major social and political movements of the Texas territory and into its statehood, Cox shows how the Rangers were a defining force in the stabilization and the creation of Texas. From Stephen Austin in the early days through the Civil War, the first eighty years of the Texas Rangers were nothing less than phenomenal, and the efforts put forth in those days set the foundation for the Texas Rangers who keep Texas safe today.

 

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