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Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands free pdf Many well-read students, historians, and loyal aficionados of Texas Ranger lore know the name of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (1856-1893), who died on the Texas-Mexico border in a shootout with Mexican rustlers. In Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands , Bob Alexander has now penned the first full-length biography of this important nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. At an early age Frank Jones, a native Texan, would become a Frontier Battalion era Ranger. His enlistment with the Rangers coincided with their transition from Indian fighters to lawmen. While serving in the Frontier Battalion officers' corps of Company D, Frank Jones supervised three of the four ogreato captains of that era: J. A. Brooks, John H. Rogers, and John R. Hughes. Besides Austin Ira Aten and his younger brothers Calvin Grant Aten and Edwin Dunlap Aten, Captain Jones also managed law enforcement activities of numerous other noteworthy Rangers, such as Philip Cuney oP. C.o Baird, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey, Bazzell Lamar oBazo Outlaw, J. Walter Durbin, Jim King, Frank Schmid, and Charley Fusselman, to name just a few. Frank Jones's law enforcing life was anything but boring. Not only would he find himself dodging bullets and returning fire, but those Rangers under his supervision would also experience gunplay. Of all the Texas Ranger companies, Company D contributed the highest number of on-duty deaths within Texas Ranger ranks.

About Bob Alexander

Bob Alexander began a policing career in 1965 and retired as a special agent with the US Treasury Department. He is the author of Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten (winner of Wild West Historical Association Best Book Award)- Bad Company and Burnt Powder- Riding Lucifer's Line: Ranger Deaths along the Texas-Mexico Border - and Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company D, 1874-1901 , all published by UNT Press.

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Author : Bob Alexander
Publisher : University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Data Published : 30 April 2015
ISBN : 1574415921
EAN : 9781574415926
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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