Six Years with the Texas Rangers

Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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From 1875 to 1881, James B. Gillett served as one of the Texas Rangers, the lawmen of the Old West. Looking back 40 years later, he tells of his numerous clashes with Native American warriors in the West Texas borderlands, of the Mason County War and the Horrell-Higgins feud, and of dangerous missions into Mexico.

Originally published by Von Boeckmann-Jones Co. in Austin, Texas in 1921.

Public Domain (P)2017 Jack Chekijian

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What a great piece of history.

I truly enjoyed this book. Very well read if you're like me and enjoy the history and real stories that come with it. I wish there was more books like this.

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Not Through The Eyes Of Hollywood

From the youthful desire to become a Texas Ranger to the pride of hanging up his guns as a Ranger, the author breathed a refreshing air into his life as a ranger highlighting Indian fights and gun battles with outlaws. The sensation of seating on an open range listening to the tales of an Ranger truly added to the sensationalism of the story. The true essences of Ranger-hood bleed out from every lingering word portraying a real man of the west with dirty clothes, uncouth in speech, and rebellious by nature living a rough rumbling life where everything did not match the Hollywood romanticized version of the good lawman.

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