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Texas Ranger Audiobook

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

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Publisher's Summary

To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the villain of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer's good name and prove that he was in fact a classic American hero.

From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.

©2016 John Boessenecker (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Jennie L. Baird 04-07-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Detailed history"

    As a retired Texas peace officer, I enjoyed this book. The writer did his research well giving a lot of detail.

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    Jensen 03-27-17
    Jensen 03-27-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Love the book but no pictures."
    What did you love best about Texas Ranger?

    These western stories are fascinating. I would never have survived.


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    Needs to have a PDF with pictures.

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    Joe 03-25-17
    Joe 03-25-17
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    "Great story, solid reading"

    I've long been interested in Frank Hamer, and was glad to see someone finally take a deep dive into his story. Hamer is, of course, best known for leading the team that killed Bonnie & Clyde. He also is one of the storied lawmen ever, and there were a lot of stories about him, both good and bad. The author obviously did a lot of research, and spends a good amount of time on separating fact from fiction. That could tend to be dry, but he provides context and flow that makes a compelling story too. Just an excellent bio.

    The only negative I'd remark is that, at times, the narrator's timing and intonation seemed off. 5-10 times while I was listening, I had to back up and think through what he'd said because it didn't make sense. Otherwise, I thought the narration was quite good.

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    Mark Mears 03-16-17
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    "definitely worth your time."

    This was a very interesting narrative. I'm happy I selected it. As a history buff, I've learned well that the snippets of people's lives we are in history do not paint a full picture of their lives.

    I was fascinated to learn the facts about Frank Hamer.

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    Michael L Thode Wichita, Ks United States 01-24-17
    Michael L Thode Wichita, Ks United States 01-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't miss it"

    Great story about a truly great person. The author did a great job showing all sides of this colorful character. The narrator did a good job but was a little hard to hear at times.

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    Bogenbroom 01-08-17
    Bogenbroom 01-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A bad guy who does a lot of good"

    I appreciated the book because it is an example of how much good a guy can do even if he commits many acts that would cause some to classify him as evil.

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    Travis Jones 11-27-16
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    "more than you need, but excellent nonetheless"

    there is more information in this biography then you will ever need to know. None the less, it is an excellent biography of an excellent lawman. if you can get past some of the asides of the secondary characters, you will find a wealth of information that gives you a complete picture of Captain Hamer.

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    boot scooting lover Colorado 11-18-16
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    "Great Book!"

    I did not know this story at all! Frank Hamer is an amazing man! Great Buy!

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    James Wilson 11-02-16
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    "An Awesome book!!"

    A well written book about a great lawman. People should read it, especially given what's happen these days.

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    Stephanie F. 08-27-16
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    "Nice history of early policing"

    Very interesting history of early 20th Century law enforcement, and learned that LBJ may not have been president if Ranger Hamer had his way

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