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Cult of glory : the bold and brutal history of the Texas Rangers / Doug J. Swanson.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101979860
  • ISBN: 1101979860
  • Physical Description: 466 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Conquest, 1821-1870. The guns of Eden ; The long war ; Butcheries ; Arms and the man ; "An insolent and savage race" ; Cry vengeance ; Los Diablos ; Crossing the river ; Heathen land ; On the bleeding frontier -- Dark ages, 1871-1930. The strange career of Leander McNelly ; Salt war ; The fading frontier ; Captain Bill to the rescue ; The politics of massacre ; Booger town ; One riot -- The professionals, 1931-. The singing ranger ; "What God has made" ; "Billie Sol who?" ; The melon harvest ; Celebrity ; Today's ranger.
Summary, etc.:
"A twenty-first-century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, and corruption The Texas Rangers rode into existence in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico, and continue today as one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson offers a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles both their epic, daring escapades and how the white and propertied power structures of Texas have used them as enforcers and protectors"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Texas Rangers > History.
Law enforcement > Texas > History.
Texas > History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Texas Rangers.
Law enforcement.
Genre: History.