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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Great Historical Lesson on an American Hero

What a great book about an American hero and the transition as a lawman into the 20th century. Why haven't a heard about this guy? Though he wasn't perfect, he had a high sense of duty and morals. As a lawman, he sacrificed a lot and was unselfish. Maybe the reason we haven't heard of him is that he wasn't a self promoter and didn't like the limelight and couldn't stand the press. Great historical book. Great narration.
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- JD

Detailed history

As a retired Texas peace officer, I enjoyed this book. The writer did his research well giving a lot of detail.
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- Jennie L. Baird

Book Details

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