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The men who wear the star : the story of the Texas Rangers / Charles M. Robinson III.

By: Robinson, Charles M, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, c2000Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxi, 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 067945649X (alk. paper); 9780679456490 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas Rangers -- History | Texas Rangers -- Biography | Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 | Texas -- History -- To 1846 | Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas | Law enforcement -- Texas -- HistoryDDC classification: 976.4 LOC classification: F391 | .R647 2000Other classification: 15.85 Summary: Chronicles the history of the Texas Rangers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-333) and index.

Chronicles the history of the Texas Rangers.

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Library Journal Review

Whatever you may think of Chuck Norris's current TV show, Walker: Texas Ranger, it demonstrates the popularity of the Western and the strong mystique still possessed by the Texas Rangers. A small, elite Texas law enforcement agency, the Rangers have a long history whose blemishes--for example, racism--have often been ignored. Robinson, a history professor at a community college in Texas and the author of several books on the Old West (e.g., Bad Hand), has done a good job of covering the history of the Rangers from their inception in 1823 through the 1930s. He evenhandedly shows both their virtues and flaws and helps one to understand the foundations underlying the modern image. Still, if you already have a book on the Rangers, like Walter Prescott Webb's classic The Texas Rangers (1965) or John Davis's The Texas Rangers: Images and Incidents (Univ. of Texas, 1993), this title is not essential except for collections with a marked focus on regional or criminal-justice history. (Index and photos not seen.)--Charles V. Cowling, Drake Memorial Lib., Brockport, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Charles M. Robinson III is a native of Texas & a graduate of St. Edward's University, in Austin. He is the author of several books, including "The Biography of Ronald S. Mackenzie", which won the Texas Historical Commission's T. R. Fehgrenbach's Book Award in 1993. He lives in San Benito, Texas, with his wife. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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