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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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    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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    Rob Thompson 08-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story Comes to Life"
    What did you love best about Texas Ranger?

    Frank Hamer is a true American Hero - though still a product of his time period.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Texas Ranger?

    Frank Hamer's consistent push for justice, especially extended to African and Mexican Americans during the time of Jim Crow Laws.


    What about Graham Winton’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed his voice and pacing - enjoyable to hear and keep the listener's attention.


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    Karen Sharbo 06-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Frank Hamer-A True Texas Hero"

    Exhaustively researched detail re Frank Hamer and the Texas Rangers. Remarkable in scope and narration. Great cross country listen especially leaving from San Antonio headed for El Paso. The many turns of events in this one persons life are an inspiration to anyone that setting a goal and always moving toward it, leads to personal and career success

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