The Texas Rangers A Century of Frontier Defense Webb s classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition

  • Title: The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense
  • Author: Walter Prescott Webb Lonnie Rees
  • ISBN: 9780292781108
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Webb s classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935 This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.

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    1. A rather typical history of the Texas Rangers written by a young historian in the mid-1930's. More a telling of the Ranger's exploits in war and law-enforcement instead of a scholarly examination of the organization's political/legal development and the role that it played in the social structure of early Texas (good and bad such as dealings with slaves, freed slaves, Mexicans and native Americans). As was common of these type of histories from the mid-twentieth century Mr. Webb is a flag waver [...]

    2. J. Frank Dobie, Roy Bedichek, and the author of ‘Texas Rangers’, Walter Prescott Webb, are considered the fathers of Texas literature. They all gathered tales and folklore that were told around campfires, in parlors and certainly a few saloons. All the information that might be considered common knowledge for a time, but that would have been lost to history had these men not collected and wrote about it.Webb wastes no time in setting the scene, there were 3 sides to the landscape, the Indian [...]

    3. One of the best books you will ever read about the Texas Rangers. Superbly written. Full of great stories and history of the famed Rangers.

    4. Written in 1935, The Texas Rangers is somewhat "colored" by the prejudices of that time. However, to pass it up for that reason would be to do yourself a disfavor. This book has more Texas History than anything I've read in ages. And while most of that history centers around the Rangers, that does nothing to prevent you from gaining a perspective on Texas you have probably never seen. Texas was no place "for old men" anywhere in the 100 years covered in the book: Comanches, Apaches, Mexican armi [...]

    5. You may have figured out by now I am a fanatic for Texana. The Texas Rangers are uniquely Texana. Webb's 1935 history of the Rangers was the most thorough single volume on the subject. The book was written at the approach of the Texas Centennial and in the wake of the 1919 Canales Hearings on the Rangers. Webb was out-and-out pro-Ranger. He covered every aspect of the force from the early days of the Republic, through the Rangers' service during statehood. The Rangers lapsed in during the Civil [...]

    6. "The beginning, middle, and end of the subject." - J. Frank Dobie blurb. Originally published in 1935, reprint, 1965 foreword by LBJ. Walter Prescott Webb rode with the Texas Rangers and devoted 14 years to writing this book. It beautifully details his experiences and those of the Rangers with whom he rode.

    7. I married into a Texas family, so I'm trying to learn more about that part of the world. This was a pretty interesting book both for what it covered and when it was written. It's a pretty interesting reflection of the time period it was written. A lot of stories that help you understand the history of the Texas Rangers up through the 1930s.

    8. While being clearly in favor of the rangers, Webb wasn't afraid to admit they did have flaws. This is a case of a book being more interesting due to it's age. Copyright 1935 means it is real fresh, or close to the moments it recorded. Plenty of witness reports made it fun to read.

    9. My copy has a very cool Tom Lea print on the cover, so it is significantly better than the one shown here. Otherwise, the authoritative book on the rangers written by a giant of the Austin and Texas cultural scene.

    10. Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers from their humble begiinings to modern times. He addresses the good and the bad.

    11. I picked up this book at a garage sale a few years ago and forgot about it until this past summer. It is a surprisingly good book.Tay S.

    12. A good history. Rather dry for my taste. The depiction of how the white settlers saw the native peoples is accurate. There is racism as a norm and dehumanization was considered a right.

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