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Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers

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Offline Flash

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Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers
« on: August 26, 2011, 10:51:11 PM »
While hunting around Half Price Books looking for Shod with Iron, I snagged this interesting looking book:

Men Who Wear the Star - The Story of the Texas Rangers by Charles M. Robinson III

Anybody read it?  :eusa_think:

This should tide me over until Shod with Iron arrives from Amazon!  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 07:50:01 AM »
Yes, there are many stories about the men with the Silver star on their chest. My Grandfather was one of them, back in the 1920's...... Check it out . There are others here, who also had relatives who were with the Rangers.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 09:19:52 PM »
Yep, own a copy of that. Good book but a little brief. If you're into Ranger history (like I am) look of for a copy of: The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense by Walter Prescott Webb. My opinion, that is the work by which all other Texas Ranger books need to be judged.

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Re: Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 03:47:36 PM »
Liked this book a lot overall, but found the ending somewhat wanting. The last chapter is about the tranished parts of Ranger history, such as the Provenir Massacre. Seems the author could have added a final chapter describing the Rangers in modern times, which could have been ended on a positive note such as successful resolution of the standoff in Fort Davis with the Republic of Texas bunch.

 


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