Hailed as "a rip-snortin' six-guns-blazin' saga of good guys and bad guys who were sometimes one and the same" Robert M. Utley's Lone Star Justice captured the colorful first century of Texas Ranger history. Now in the eagerly anticipated conclusion Lone Star Lawmen Utley once again chronicles the daring exploits of the Rangers this time as they bring justice to the twentieth-century West. Based on unprecedented access to Ranger archives this fast-paced narrative stretches from the days of the Mexican Revolution (where atrocities against Mexican Americans marked the nadir of Ranger history) to the Branch Davidian saga near Waco and the recent bloody standoff with "Republic of Texas" militia. Readers will find in these pages one hundred years of high adventure. Utley follows the Rangers as they pursue bank robbers bootleggers moonshiners and "horsebackers" (smugglers who used mule trains to bring liquor across the border). We see these fearless lawmen taming oil boomtowns springing the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde facing down angry lynch mobs and tracking the "Phantom Killer" of Texarkana. Utley also highlights the gradual evolution of this celebrated force revealing that while West Texas Rangers still occasionally ride the range on horseback and crack down on smugglers and rustlers East Texas Rangers--who work mostly in big cities--now ride in high-powered cars and contend with kidnappers forgers and other urban criminals. But East or West today's Rangers have become sophisticated professionals backed by crime labs and forensic science. Written by one of the most respected Western historians alive here is the definitive account of the Texas Rangers a vivid portrait of these legendary peace officers and their role in a changing West.
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