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Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger Book
Author : James Patterson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 1473553032
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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From the author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller The President is Missing Officer Rory Yates is called home to settle deadly scores. His skill and commitment to the badge have seen him rise through the ranks in the Texas Ranger division, but it has come at a cost – his marriage. When he receives a worrying phone call from his ex-wife, Anne, Rory speeds to what used to be their marital home. He arrives to a horrifying crime scene and an appalling accusation: he is named a suspect in Anne's murder. Rory's only choice is to find the killer himself, risking his job, his pride and his reputation to pursue the truth. Rory follows the Ranger creed – never to surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.

Cult of Glory

Cult of Glory Book
Author : Doug J. Swanson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-06-09
ISBN : 1101979887
File Size : 36,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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“Swanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers.” —The New York Times Book Review A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruption The Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico. Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going--one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers. Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers' emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border. In the 1930s they began their transformation into a professionally trained police force. Countless movies, television shows, and pulp novels have celebrated the Rangers as Wild West supermen. In many cases, they deserve their plaudits. But often the truth has been obliterated. Swanson demonstrates how the Rangers and their supporters have operated a propaganda machine that turned agency disasters and misdeeds into fables of triumph, transformed murderous rampages--including the killing of scores of Mexican civilians--into valorous feats, and elevated scoundrels to sainthood. Cult of Glory sets the record straight. Beginning with the Texas Indian wars, Cult of Glory embraces the great, majestic arc of Lone Star history. It tells of border battles, range disputes, gunslingers, massacres, slavery, political intrigue, race riots, labor strife, and the dangerous lure of celebrity. And it reveals how legends of the American West--the real and the false--are truly made.

Rodriguez Texas Ranger

Rodriguez    Texas Ranger  Book
Author : Rick Harper
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2013-12-03
ISBN : 149170506X
File Size : 29,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emphasis on Texas’s history puts Rodriguez’s story in a wider context and broadens the book’s scope considerably.” -Clarion Reviews “This engaging biography is about Art Rodriguez Jr, who rose from a South Texas barrio to become the first Mexican-American Texas Ranger. Harper provides vivid background about shady politics, racial tension and praises his friend as a “Real-Life- Hero!” This is a fascinating read about changing times in Texas and one man who beat the odds.” -BlueInk Review

Texas Ranger Captain William L Wright

Texas Ranger Captain William L  Wright Book
Author : Richard McCaslin
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 2021-10-15
ISBN : 1574418556
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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William L. Wright (1868-1942) was born to be a Texas Ranger, and hard work made him a great one. Wright tried working as a cowboy and farmer, but it did not suit him. Instead, he became a deputy sheriff and then a Ranger in 1899, battling a mob in the Laredo Smallpox Riot, policing both sides in the Reese-Townsend Feud, and winning a gunfight at Cotulla. His need for a better salary led him to leave the Rangers and become a sheriff. He stayed in that office longer than any of his predecessors in Wilson County, keeping the peace during the so-called Bandit Wars, investigating numerous violent crimes, and surviving being stabbed on the gallows by the man he was hanging. When demands for Ranger reform peaked, he was appointed as a captain and served for most of the next twenty years, retiring in 1939 after commanding dozens of Rangers. Wright emerged unscathed from the Canales investigation, enforced Prohibition in South Texas, and policed oil towns in West Texas, as well as tackling many other legal problems. When he retired, he was the only Ranger in service who had worked under seven governors. Wright has also been honored as an inductee into the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame at Waco.

The Texas Ranger s Reward

The Texas Ranger s Reward Book
Author : Rebecca Winters
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-10-01
ISBN : 1459241967
File Size : 21,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Is He Seeing Double? He can't believe his eyes. When Travis Stillman meets Melissa Dalton, it's as if he's seeing the ghost of his late wife. That explains why his young son warms to Melissa so quickly. The orthopedic therapist is working wonders to help Casey readjust after an accident—his boy has come alive again. But that's no reason for this former Texas Ranger to let his guard down as he settles into life as a P.I. and single dad. No woman can replace his wife—especially not one who could be her twin. And when Melissa hires him to investigate a break-in at her family's cabin, he's even more determined to ignore the growing attraction between them. Now he's got to protect both Melissa, and his heart.

The Texas Ranger s Nanny

The Texas Ranger s Nanny Book
Author : Rebecca Winters
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 1488006016
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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SON OF TEXAS Vic Malone took a solemn oath when he joined the Texas Rangers, and devastating loss only hardened the widower's resolve to do good in the world. When his only son is kidnapped, he finds invaluable help in Claire Ames, who is just as committed to bringing home the boy they both love. Sweet young Jeremy wasn't the only male Claire would miss when the chemistry grad left her nanny job to start a career in Houston. But all that matters now is helping Vic find his son. When they do, will she be able to leave, proud of her part in his rescue? Or will her Lone Star lawman realize what she's known all along—that they share something too wonderful to lose?

The Odyssey of Texas Ranger James Callahan

The Odyssey of Texas Ranger James Callahan Book
Author : Joseph Luther
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2017-04-17
ISBN : 1439660360
File Size : 36,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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James Callahan entered Texas armed, a quixotic young man enlisted in the Georgia Battalion for the cause of independence. He barely survived the 1836 Battle of Refugio and the Goliad Massacre. Undaunted by the perils of his adopted home, he remained in the line of fire for the next twenty-one years, fighting to protect Texas settlers from Apaches, Comanches, Seminoles, Kickapoos, outlaws, mavericks and the Mexican army. As a Texas Ranger, he rode with the legendary men of Seguin and San Antonio. In 1855, he commanded the punitive expedition into Mexico that bears his name, a fiasco that has been shrouded by mystery and shadowed by controversy ever since. In this first-ever biography, Joseph Luther traces the tragic course of the wayfarer who crossed so much of the Texas frontier and created so much of its story.

The Texas Ranger s Daughter

The Texas Ranger s Daughter Book
Author : Jenna Kernan
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2013-01-22
ISBN : 0373297238
File Size : 25,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Outlaws don't become rangers Or even suitable husbands for proper young women like Laurie Bender, the daughter of a Ranger. Big, bad Boon should know this—he once rode with the most notorious outlaw in Texas! To redeem himself, and have a shot at a coveted Texas Ranger's star, he must now rescue this feisty little lady from his former gang. Laurie represents everything a dangerous man like Boon can never have: she's beautiful, honorable… And when they share a stolen kiss, Boon starts dreaming the impossible.