Publication: University of North Texas, 2009, Denton
First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Cloth, xiv, 402 pp., preface, acknowledgments, illustrated, plates, portraits, endnotes, bibliography, index. "The Texas Rangers were institutionally birthed in 1874 with the formation of the Frontier Battalion. They were tasked with interdicting Indian incursions into the frontier settlements and dealing with the lawlessness running rampant throughout Texas. Bob Alexander tells the story of one of the six companies of the Frontier Battalion ... Company D. The result is an evenhanded and impartial assessment of Company D and its colorful cadre of Texas Rangers. Their laudable deeds are explored in detail, but by the same token their shameful misadventures are not whitewashed." As new in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 42708