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Rangers Sovereignty The True Story Of The Criminal Pursuits Campaigns And Battles Of Texas Rangers In 19th Century

Author : Daniel W. Roberts
ISBN : 9788026882725
Genre : History
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Rangers and Sovereignty is an autobiography written by Captain Dan W. Roberts. It brings the exciting tale of his service as a Texas Ranger. Roberts describes in detail the battles that the Rangers fought in, the different criminals they dealt with, and some of the events in their own lives. Contents: The Deer Creek Fight Packsaddle Mountain Fight Enlistment and First Scout Fugitive List Lost Valley Fight With Forces Even "The Wind Up" Third Saline Fight Moved Camp to Las Moras The Staked Plains Fight Viewing Out A Road Capt Roberts Married The Mason County War Rio Grande Campaign On the March Fort Davis Scout The Potter Scout—1880 Waiting on the Courts Pegleg Stage Robbing—1880 Stealing Saddles Cattle Stealing Mavericks The Killing of Sam Bass Considering Results Fence Cutters Horrel War The Old Texas Rangers Interesting Letters Adios Rangers Old Spanish Fort Old San Antonio Road A New Texas
Category: History

Rangers And Sovereignty

Author : Dan W. Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015002675786
Genre : Texas Rangers
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D. W. Roberts was born in the State of Mississippi, in Winston County, October 10th, 1841. His father, Alexander Roberts, came to Texas in 1836, and helped the Texans fight the battles of the Republic for nearly four years, being in many engagements with the enemy, the most noted of which was the Plum Creek fight, which has gone into the history of Texas. Soon after the Plum Creek fight, my mother prevailed on father to take his family to some place of safety, firmly believing that wholesale murder would be their fate: (Father's judgment was waived) and her love of family won her cause, and they went back to Mississippi in 1839. During their stay in Mississippi, I was born, making that State my native soil, but father's love for Texas had never subsided, and his turn came to persuade mother back to Texas, where he joined his old comrades again in 1843. I was about two years old when they returned to Texas. My father followed up the frontier, and I was reared, and almost rocked in the cradle of Texas warfare. When I was a small boy, I developed some very peculiar traits of character, not peculiarly good, but rather strangely peculiar. We were fond of dwelling alone, to commune with Nature's beautiful work. I had my favorite pecan trees, and would conceal myself under them, to hear the crows murmur to each other, while they were gathering the splendid nuts. My father's recital of early Texas battles had imbued me with the spirit, that those old Texans were the rightful lords of that grand and new republic, and that their heroism should be sustained, and when I grew to be a man, that I would devote my life to the cause that my father so loved. In my boyish dreams I was always in command of men. My education was limited to the common English branches. As I grew to manhood, I could see that war should not be our occupation, but the constant raids of savage foes upon Texas, gave us the field that our more youthful days had pictured for us. We were "put in command of men," and our stewardship will follow. Our work was more preparatory for civil government, consequently we were never a politician, but always adhered to democratic principles.
Category: Texas Rangers

The Canadian Rangers

Author : P. Whitney Lackenbauer
ISBN : 9780774824552
Genre : History
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The Canadian Rangers stand sentinel in the farthest reaches of our country. For more than six decades, this dedicated group of citizen-soldiers has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and crosscultural understanding.
Category: History

Lone Star Justice

Author : Robert M. Utley
ISBN : 9780199923717
Genre : History
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From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.
Category: History

From Far And Wide

Author : Peter Pigott
ISBN : 9781554889877
Genre : History
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Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada's Arctic.
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A Private In The Texas Rangers

Author : John Miller Morris
ISBN : UVA:X004477447
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Three diaries, excerpted and annotated by Miller's great-grandson, John Miller Morris, provide the grist of a remarkable story -- a tale of true crime and punishment set against the scenic backdrops of the Rolling Plains, Panhandle, and Old Greer empires.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Pike S Peakers And The Rocky Mountain Rangers

Author : Kenneth E. Draper
ISBN : 9781477102336
Genre : History
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Having been born and raised on the Missouri River at Atchison, Kansas, and having the ghosts of the Civil War about me constantly, I have been passionately interested in the Civil War as long as I can remember. The Victorian and antebellum homes with servant quarters still behind them, the wooded bluffs and caves where escaped slaves were hidden, and the mystique of the Missouri River area itself have maintained this feeling of the war for me. My mothers immediate family was from the Missouri River bottoms on the Missouri side and my fathers immediate family was from rural Atchison on the Kansas side. From my incomplete and somewhat misinformed family and formal history education, I assumed for most of my life that my mothers family was Confederate in its leanings and that my fathers family was Union. I was unaware that the town and countys namesake, Sen. David Rice Atchison, was from Missouri and had much Pro-Slavery activity. No effort has ever been made to change the towns name since the war. No Confederate tie to him was taught in any of my classes in school.
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Canada And The Changing Arctic

Author : Franklyn Griffiths
ISBN : 9781554584147
Genre : Political Science
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Global warming has had a dramatic impact on the Arctic environment, including the ice melt that has opened previously ice-covered waterways. State and non-state actors who look to the region and its resources with varied agendas have started to pay attention. Do new geopolitical dynamics point to a competitive and inherently conflictual “race for resources”? Or will the Arctic become a region governed by mutual benefit, international law, and the achievement of a widening array of cooperative arrangements among interested states and Indigenous peoples? As an Arctic nation Canada is not immune to the consequences of these transformations. In Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship, the authors, all leading commentators on Arctic affairs, grapple with fundamental questions about how Canada should craft a responsible and effective Northern strategy. They outline diverse paths to achieving sovereignty, security, and stewardship in Canada’s Arctic and in the broader circumpolar world. The changing Arctic region presents Canadians with daunting challenges and tremendous opportunities. This book will inspire continued debate on what Canada must do to protect its interests, project its values, and play a leadership role in the twenty-first-century Arctic. Forewords by Senator Hugh Segal and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of National Defence Bill Graham.
Category: Political Science

The Men Who Wear The Star

Author : Charles M. Robinson
ISBN : UVA:X004395351
Genre : History
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A portrait of the famed Texas lawmen traces the history of the law enforcement organization from the earliest battles with the Comanche to the present.
Category: History

Basic Texas Books

Author : John Holmes Jenkins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039843953
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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A guide to the 224 books that the author considers essential for any Texas research library, chosen from the over 100,000 books about Texas that have been published between Cabeza de Vaca's Relacion of 1542 and David Weber's The Mexican Frontier of 1982.
Category: Bibliographical literature

Inside The Lrrps

Author : Col. Michael Lee Lanning
ISBN : 9780307801463
Genre : History
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Vietnam was a different kind of war, calling for a different kind of soldier. The LRRPs--Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols--were that new breed of fighting man. They operated in six-man teams deep within enemy territory, and were the eyes and ears of the units they served. This is their story--of perseverence under extreme hardship and uncommon bravery--and how they carried out the war's most hazardous missions.
Category: History

Security And Sovereignty In The North Atlantic

Author : L. Heininen
ISBN : 9781137470720
Genre : Political Science
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The North Atlantic continues to be an area of international strategic significance regionally and globally. This study explores the strong processes of sovereignty, as well as new independent states and micro-proto-states that are forming in the region.
Category: Political Science