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One Ranger Returns

Bridwell Texas History

By H Joaquin Jackson, James L Haley (With)

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Format: Paperback, 237 pages
Other Information: black & white halftones
Published In: United States, 15 September 2013
No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border—and clamored for more. Now in One Ranger Returns, Jackson reopens his case files to tell more unforgettable stories, while also giving readers a deeply personal view of what being a Texas Ranger has meant to him and his family. Jackson recalls his five-year pursuit of two of America's most notorious serial killers, Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole. He sets the record straight about the role of the Texas Rangers during the United Farm Workers strike in the Rio Grande Valley in 1966-1967. Jackson also describes the frustration of trying to solve a cold case from 1938—the brutal murder of a mother and daughter in the lonely desert east of Van Horn. He presents a rogue's gallery of cattle rustlers, drug smugglers, and a teetotaling bootlegger named Tom Bybee, a modest, likeable man who became an ax murderer. And in an eloquent concluding chapter, Jackson pays tribute to the Rangers who have gone before him, as well as those who keep the peace today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Prologue 1. La Huelga: The United Farm Workers Strike of 1966-1967 2. By the Light of the Rustlers' Moon 3. My Own Good Ole Boys: The FBI National Academy 4. Sadistic Deaths in the Desert: The Frome Murders 5. A Man Not to Mess With 6. To All the Dogs I've Loved Before 7. The Deadly Duo: Lucas and Toole 8. The Hunt for Alfredo Hernandez, a Muy Mal Hombre 9. Homicides and Questionable Deaths: A Window into the Method 10. A Drug-Smuggling Lawyer-Brush Pilot: The Flanagan Case 11. The Fall of the Champ 12. The Valadez Kid 13. Rio Bravo 14. From Ranger to Private Eye 15. Stand by Your Ranger 16. Sons of One Ranger 17. Silver Badges of Courage

About the Author

H. JOAQUIN JACKSON retired from the Texas Rangers in 1993, after a twenty-seven-year career. In 2006, he was awarded the William Penn Award for public service by the Penn Club of Philadelphia. An independent scholar, James L. Haley is the author of fourteen books, including award-winning books on Texas history. Among them are Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas and Sam Houston, winner of nine historical and literary awards. Haley's book Wolf: The Lives of Jack London won the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Biography. He has also written several novels.


"To the good fortune of us all, Jackson is back again, this time with One Ranger Returns. Packed full of compelling accounts of his dealings with smugglers, thieves, murderers, and other lawmen, this long-anticipated sequel promises to rival the original. This man is a true American hero. Don't miss reading about his adventures." Cowboy Magazine "A great collection of stories outlining the illustrious career of a gifted lawman." Guns & Ammo

EAN: 9780292748392
ISBN: 0292748396
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.24 x 2.03 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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