The Texas Rangers

By: Stephen L Hardin, illustrator: Richard Hook

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The Texas Ranger is one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State. While the Alamo is the undisputed symbol of Texas, the Ranger stands as an enduring symbol of the people of Texas. The Rangers were first formed to protect their neighbours from Indian attack, later they fought and died in a war for freedom, and staved off foreign invasion. Some Rangers died with glory at the Battle of the Alamo (1836), while many more were wounded, or died, in anonymity at dozens of obscure places. This volume by Dr Stephen L Hardin charts the history of this remarkable force from the 1820s through to the present day.

Title: The Texas Rangers

Author: Stephen L Hardin, illustrator: Richard Hook

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.95

Categories: Military, Texas,

Publisher: Osprey:

ISBN Number: 1855321556

ISBN Number 13: 9781855321557

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 64 pages, paperback, Osprey

Seller ID: 321556

Description: The Texas Ranger is one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State. While the Alamo is the undisputed symbol of Texas, the Ranger stands as an enduring symbol of the people of Texas. The Rangers were first formed to protect their neighbours from Indian attack, later they fought and died in a war for freedom, and staved off foreign invasion. Some Rangers died with glory at the Alamo, while many more were wounded, or died, in anonymity at dozens of obscure places. This volume by Dr Stephen L Hardin charts the history of this remarkable force from the 1820s through to the present day.

About Author
Stephen L Hardin is a professor of history at The Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. He is the author of The Texas Rangers (Osprey Elite Series, 1991) and the award-winning Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836 (1994). Additionally, he is the editor of Lone Star: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1846 (1998) and is the author of more than a dozen scholarly articles that have been published on both sides of the Atlantic. When not engaged in the classroom, he appears regularly as a commentator on American television. Distinguished for his readable style and his accessible approach to history, Dr. Hardin is an inductee of the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters and is a member of Western Writers of America.



Table of Contents
The early Years 1823-1839
Battles of the Republic, 1840-1845
Los Diablos Tejanos 1846-1848
Early Statehood, 1849-1865
The Frontier Battalion, 1866-1890
McNelly's Rangers, 1874-1890
Progress and Crisis, 1891-1934
The Modern Texas Rangers, 1935-1991
The Plates