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Read "Ben Thompson Portrait of a Gunfighter" by Thomas C. Bicknell available from Rakuten Kobo. Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy . Any Book, This Book, Doc Holliday, Books To Buy, Book Nooks, Free Books, Biography, Books Online, Audiobooks

Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter

Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights.

Buy They Called Him Buckskin Frank: The Life and Adventures of Nashville Franklyn Leslie by Chuck Parsons, Jack DeMattos and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Man Of Mystery, The Life, Biography, Nashville, Tombstone Arizona, Audiobooks, This Book, Ebooks, Adventure

They Called Him Buckskin Frank: The Life and Adventures of Nashville Franklyn Leslie

Nashville Franklyn “Buckskin Frank” Leslie was a man of mystery during his lifetime. His reputation has rested on two gunfights—both in storied Tombstone, Arizona—but he was much more than a deadly gunfighter. Jack DeMattos and Chuck Parsons have combined their research efforts to help solve the questions of where Leslie came from and how he died.

Old Riot, New Ranger is a biography of Ranger, Captain Jack Dean, who holds the distinction of being one of only five men to serve in both the Officer's Corps of the Rangers and also as a President-appointed United States Marshal. Texas Rangers World Series, Dallas Sports, World Series Rings, David Tennant Doctor Who, Doctor Who Quotes, Rory Williams, Donna Noble, Jenna Coleman, Captain Jack

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Old Riot, New Ranger is a biography of 20th-century Ranger, Captain Jack Dean, who holds the distinction of being one of only five men to serve in both the Officer's Corps of the Rangers and also as a President-appointed United States Marshal.

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From Santa Anna to Selena: Notable Mexicanos and Tejanos in Texas History since 1821

Learn more about Dr. Joseph and her passion for Texas history at her website Texas Joseph.

Read "Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam" by Joann Puffer Kotcher available from Rakuten Kobo. Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by. Vietnam Map, Vietnam History, Vietnam Veterans, John Brown University, University Of North Texas, American Red Cross, Mystery Of History, American Revolution, Women In History

Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Listen to an interview with Joann Puffer Kotcher for the War and Life YouTube interview series hosted by Preston Jones of John Brown University.

Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas (Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series) by David Collins - University of North Texas Press Literary Nonfiction, David Collins, University Of North Texas, Law Books, Library Books, Open Library, Free Books Online, Love Deeply

Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas

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Initially published in John Ringo has been updated to a second edition with much new information researched and uncovered by David Johnson and other Ringo researchers. Mason County, Biography, Cowboys, David, War, Life, Biographies

John Ringo, King of the Cowboys: His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, Second Edition

Western gunman John Ringo is most well-known for his role in Tombstone for backing the Cowboys against the Earps. In his youth he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas and the Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, then shot it out with Victorio’s raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico before going to Tombstone in territorial Arizona.

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The Johnson-Sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style

The Johnson and Sims families were pioneer ranchers, settling in the same region—Lampasas and Burnet counties—in the dangerous years just before the Civil War. After the war two couples from the next generation, Billy and Nannie Johnson and Dave and Laura Belle Sims, established large ranches—forty or more sections each—in adjoining counties, Scurry and Kent, in West Texas.

Read "Graham Barnett A Dangerous Man" by James L. Coffey available from Rakuten Kobo. Graham Barnett was killed in Rankin, Texas, on December His death brought an end to a storied career, but not a. Story Of Peter, Sundance Kid, Keep The Peace, Personal History, James Patterson, Male Hands, Dead Man, Quotable Quotes, Dumb And Dumber

Graham Barnett: A Dangerous Man

Graham Barnett was killed in Rankin, Texas, on December 6, 1931. His death brought an end to a storied career, but not an end to the legends that claimed he was a gunman, a hired pistolero on both sides of the border, a Texas Ranger known for questionable shootings in Company B under Captain Fox, a deputy sheriff, a bootlegger, and a possible “fixer” for both law enforcement

Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (Frances B. Rangers Baseball, Texas Rangers, Kentucky Basketball, Duke Basketball, College Basketball, Soccer, Texas Mexico Border, University Of Kentucky, Kentucky Wildcats

Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones

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.

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Whiskey River Ranger: The Old West Life of Baz Outlaw

Captain Frank Jones, a famed nineteenth-century Texas Ranger, said of his company’s top sergeant, Baz Outlaw (1854-1894), “A man of unusual courage and coolness and in a close place is worth two or three ordinary men.” Another old-time Texas Ranger declared that Baz Outlaw “was one of the worst and most dangerous” because “he never knew what fear was.” But not all thought so

Read "The Notorious Luke Short Sporting Man of the Wild West" by Jack DeMattos available from Rakuten Kobo. Often times the smaller the man, the harder the punch--this adage was true in the case of diminutive Luke Short, whose b. Long Branch Saloon, Sport C, Grand Prairie, Him Band, Historical Society, Wild West, This Book, Ebooks, Biography

The Notorious Luke Short: Sporting Man of the Wild West

Luke Short perfected his skills as a gambler in locations that included Leadville, Tombstone, Dodge City, and Fort Worth. In 1883, in what became known as the "Dodge City War," he banded together with Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and others to protect his ownership interests in the Long Branch Saloon—an event commemorated by the famous "Dodge City Peace Commission" photograph.

Read "Against the Grain Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U. Army" by James Carson available from Rakuten Kobo. Henry Martyn Lazelle born in Enfield, Massachusetts, the son of a farmer, orphaned at the age of four, and . Kit Carson, Military Academy, Prisoners Of War, Memoirs, Biography, Audiobooks, Grains, This Book, Ebooks

Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army

Listen to James Carson's Against the Grain interview on The Jim Bohannan Show. The 20-minute interview aired on May 18, 2016 and begins at 1:38.

Américo Paredes: In His Own Words, an Authorized Biography Chicano Studies, University Of North Texas, Between Two Worlds, Mexican American, First World, Biography, Professor, Interview, Study

Américo Paredes: In His Own Words, an Authorized Biography

Américo Paredes (1915-1999) was a folklorist, scholar, and professor at the University of Texas at Austin who is widely acknowledged as one of the founding scholars of Chicano Studies. Born in Brownsville, Texas, along the southern U.S.-Mexico Border, Paredes’ early experiences impacted his writing during his later years as an academic. He grew up between two worlds—one

Read "Bloody Bill Longley The Mythology of a Gunfighter, Second Edition" by Rick Miller available from Rakuten Kobo. William Preston Bill Longley though born into a strong Christian family, turned bad during Reconstruction i. Bill Anderson, Mason County, Mission Projects, University Of North Texas, Johnny D, Lost River, Hell On Wheels, John Wesley

Bloody Bill Longley: The Mythology of a Gunfighter, Second Edition

William Preston “Bill” Longley (1851-1878), though born into a strong Christian family, turned bad during Reconstruction in Texas, much like other young boys of that time, including the deadly John Wesley Hardin. He went on a murderous rampage over the last few years of his life, shotgunning Wilson Anderson in retribution for Anderson’s killing of a relative; killing George

Read "Captain John R. Hughes Lone Star Ranger" by Chuck Parsons available from Rakuten Kobo. Captain John R. Hughes, Lone Star Ranger is the first full and complete modern biography of a man who served as a Texas . Comanche Indians, Horse Thief, Quanah Parker, John R, Texas Rangers, Vintage Pictures, Biography, Good Books, This Book

Captain John R. Hughes, Lone Star Ranger

Captain John R. Hughes, Lone Star Ranger is the first full and complete modern biography of a man who served as a Texas Ranger from 1887 until early 1915. In his early years he lived in Indian Territory among the Choctaw, Osage, and Comanche Indians, becoming friends with Quanah Parker. Once in Texas, he bought a farm and raised horses on a ranch in Travis County. When horse