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They Rode for the Lone Star: The Saga of the Texas Rangers the Birth of Texas-The Civil War

Knowles, Thomas W.

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ISBN 10: 0878332057 / ISBN 13: 9780878332052
Published by Taylor Publishing, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp, clean book with no names or writing and no tears or chips. No bumps to boards and no price clip. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 234 pages including index. Illustrated throughout with art and photographs in both black and white and color. An interesting history of the oldest state law enforcement body in the United States. Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 25955

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Title: They Rode for the Lone Star: The Saga of the...

Publisher: Taylor Publishing, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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They Rode for the Lone Star pays tribute to a tradition in law enforcement that has endured from the colonial days of Texas to the threshold of the millennium. The complete story of the Rangers' unique cultural evolution is addressed—from the earliest concepts of a "ranger" as a self-reliant citizen soldier and scout to the skilled lawmen who pursue today's drug traffickers and high-tech computer criminals.

About the Author:

Thomas W. Knowles became interested in history at an early age when he learned that his relations and ancestors had fought on both sides of the conflict between the Plains Indians and the Texas Rangers, and on both sides in the American Civil War. In his previous books, The West That Was and Wild West Show! (edited and written with award-winning Texas author Joe R. Lansdale), he explored the history of the American West and the making of the myth of the Wild West. In 1996, the American Library Association, PBS, the NEA, and the Newberry Library selected Wild West Show! for their special recommended reading list of the thirty all-time best nonfiction books about the American West, and as a reference for the Newberry Library's two-year traveling exhibition, "The Frontier in American Culture." His short stories, nonfiction articles, opinion columns, reviews, essays, interviews and photographs have appeared in Texas Books in Review, New Destinies, Persimmon Hill, and many other anthologies, newspapers and magazines. He's contributed to and narrated film documentaries, including The Discovery Channel's "Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen." His areas of interest include science fiction, Victoriana, military history and law enforcement history, but the American West remains his favorite subject. He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Western Writers of America. While he wrote and researched They Rode for the Lone Star, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, granted him historian-in-residence status, and (along with Clayton Moore and Chuck Norris) honored him with an ex-officio board membership. He lives in Bryan, Texas, with his wife, Barbara, and his son, James. When he's not writing, he camps out, hunts, and fishes with friends and family, and he sometimes shoots period firearms with historical re-enactment groups. He may sometimes be found roaming about Texas, collecting arrowheads and other artifacts of the Old West, stopping to swap tales with country people, and taking photos of old churches, dance halls, and abandoned farmhouses.

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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