Texas Ranger

  • by John Boessenecker
  • Narrated by Graham Winton
  • 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the villain of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer's good name and prove that he was in fact a classic American hero.
From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.
Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.


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Nice history of early policing

Very interesting history of early 20th Century law enforcement, and learned that LBJ may not have been president if Ranger Hamer had his way
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- Stephanie F.

Great Story Comes to Life

What did you love best about Texas Ranger?

Frank Hamer is a true American Hero - though still a product of his time period.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Texas Ranger?

Frank Hamer's consistent push for justice, especially extended to African and Mexican Americans during the time of Jim Crow Laws.

What about Graham Winton’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed his voice and pacing - enjoyable to hear and keep the listener's attention.

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- Rob Thompson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books