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Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling
by Mike Cox (Goodreads Author)
Texas Ranger Tales is a collection of legendary Texas Ranger stories, from new takes on the famous tales to fresh stories few, if any, have heard.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 11th 1999 by Taylor Trade Publishing
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Apr 18, 2013 Greg Pettit rated it it was ok · review of another edition
In the introduction to the book, the author states that there are many famous tales of the Texas Rangers but he wanted to focus on the lesser known stories. Unfortunately, the reason most of these are unknown is because they aren't very interesting. I appreciate the research done, and the author has a clear love of his subject matter, but I was never engaged by the book.
This book is an interesting smattering of stories about lesser known Texas Rangers including one who has a horned toad wearing a red ribbon as a companion. The O. Henry story of "Jimmy Hayes and Muriel" is the highlight of the compilation of Ranger stories.
I am the author of 15 nonfiction books, the most recent being "Time of the Rangers" (New York: Forge Books, 2009), the second of my two-volume history of the Texas Rangers. Also just out is "Historic Photos of Texas Oil," (Nashville: Turner Publishing), a coffeetable book containing some 200 vintage photos from the oil patch. My other books include a study of Texas disasters, three other books on ...moreMore about Mike Cox...