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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Customer Reviews

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A bad guy who does a lot of good

I appreciated the book because it is an example of how much good a guy can do even if he commits many acts that would cause some to classify him as evil.
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- Bogenbroom

more than you need, but excellent nonetheless

there is more information in this biography then you will ever need to know. None the less, it is an excellent biography of an excellent lawman. if you can get past some of the asides of the secondary characters, you will find a wealth of information that gives you a complete picture of Captain Hamer.
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- Travis Jones

Book Details

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