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Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers [Paperback]

Robert M. Utley
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March 4, 2008 0425219380 978-0425219386 Reprint
Based on unprecedented access to Ranger archives, Lone Star Lawmen chronicles one hundred years of high adventure as told by one of the nation's most respected Western historians. Highlighting the gradual evolution of this celebrated force, Robert M. Utley reveals how the outlaw-pursuing horseback riders of yesteryear became a modern law enforcement agency combating urban crime in Texas's big cities, assisted by the latest advances in forensic science. Modernization didn't mean losing their toughness and independent spirit, however, and Utley predicts how the Rangers will continue to bring justice to the West in the twenty-first century.


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About the Author

Robert M. Utley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, is a founding member and former president of the Western History Association, and the author of twelve acclaimed books on Western history.

 


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; Reprint edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425219380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425219386
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars What he leaves out April 11, 2011
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Utley doesn't delve enough into the sorry state of the Rangers in the Rio Grande Valley from 1910-1917. At that time a corrupt band of them killed Mexican-Americans with impunity as part of a land grab that transferred 90 percent of the lands in the Valley from Hispanic to Anglo landowners. All of these transfers were "legal" because they were recorded at the courthouse, but most were done under threat of death by Rangers who supported the Anglo speculators.
This is not to condemn all Rangers. There were plenty of them who were exemplary, but to ignore this part of their history does no one any favors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Read December 8, 2013
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Very good read. Full of information and great pictures.Wonderful stories of the Texas Rangers,some new,some old.A must read for history buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Rangers April 15, 2014
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Awesome summary of their history and traditions. Being a native Texan and former Peace Officer it brings home the foundation of Texas law enforcement.
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