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  • Time of the Rangersby Mike Cox

    Tom Doherty Associates 2009; US$ 6.79

    Following up on his magnificent history of the 19th century Texas Rangers, Mike Cox now takes us from 1900 through the present. From horseback to helicopters, from the frontier cattle days through the crime-ridden boom-or-bust oil field era, from Prohibition to World War II espionage to the violent ethnic turbulence of the ‘50s and ‘60s--which sometimes... more...

  • The Texas Rangersby Mike Cox

    Tom Doherty Associates 2008; US$ 12.59

    Texas writer/historian Mike Cox explores the inception and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wandered the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased... more...

  • Texas Ranger Talesby Mike Cox

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1997; US$ 17.99

    They were men who could not be stampeded, said the late Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. of the men who wore the badge of the Texas Rangers. Colonist Stephen F. Austin, during the earliest days of Anglo settlement in Texas, wrote that he would employ 10 men to act as 'rangers' for the common defense... and thus, the famous Texas Rangers came into being.... more...

  • Texas Ranger Tales IIby Mike Cox

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.99

    Texas Ranger Tales II continues the amazing saga of the legendary Rangers with new stories that include accounts from the days when Big Foot Wallace, legendary Ranger hero, was a serious force to be reckoned with; little know but extraordinary tales of twentieth-century Rangers; and an entertaining look at theatrical portrayal of the acclaimed Rangers,... more...

  • Texas Disastersby Mike Cox

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. In this part of the country tornadoes are a frequent threat, but in addition to the many violent twisters, Texas residents have experienced fires, floods, drought, blizzards, shipwrecks, and other devastating events, including a yellow fever epidemic... more...

  • Texas Panhandle Talesby Mike Cox

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Texas Panhandle is like a whole 'nother country. The area stretching from just south of Lubbock all the way north to Oklahoma is filled with ranch land, oil fields, windy plains, and some of the Lone Star State's most unique history. Meet the duck that started a gun battle in Oldham County and find out how Kate Polly's pancake flipping saved her... more...

  • Gunfights & Sites in Texas Ranger Historyby Mike Cox

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2015; US$ 12.99

    Since colonizer Stephen F. Austin proposed hiring ten rangers �for the common defense� in 1823, the Texas Rangers have protected the Lone Star State from its enemies with dedication and fortitude. All across Texas are places where Rangers made history. From the Alamo to nearly forgotten graves and battle sites, important landmarks in the story of these... more...

  • Big Bend Talesby Mike Cox

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2011; US$ 12.99

    Travel deeper into the Texas outback with writer-historian Mike Cox as he recounts the lesser-known stories from Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa. Revisit the grandeur of Alpine's Holland Hotel, peer through the telescope at the McDonald Observatory and dip your toes in the water hole at Ernst Tinaja, if you dare. Travel back to a time when the Comanche... more...

  • Central Texas Talesby Mike Cox

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2012; US$ 12.99

    Central Texas is an area as diverse culturally as it is geographically. Bordered by Hill Country in the west, green farmland in the east and Waco and New Braunfels in the north and south, this area has drawn settlers from around the globe for over two centuries, leaving their mark and their stories along the way. From a surprising story of nineteenth-century... more...

  • West Texas Talesby Mike Cox

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2011; US$ 12.99

    Historian Mike Cox has been writing about Texas history for four decades, sharing tales that have been overlooked or forgotten through the years. Travel to El Paso during the "Big Blow" of 1895, brave the frontier with Elizabeth Russell Baker, and stare down the infamous killer known as Old Three Toe. From frontier stories and ghost towns to famous... more...