Books: The Texas Devils

THE TEXAS RANGERS by Walter Prescott Webb. 583 pages. University of Texas. $10.

They fought grim odds and knew no fear, They kept their honor high and clear, And, facing arrows, guns, and knives, Gave Texas all they had—their lives.

The Texas Rangers, after facing arrows, guns, and knives for one complete century of incredible carnage, were abolished in 1935. But they survive in song and story, cinema and television as strong silent lawmen who all look like Gary Cooper or Lyndon B. Johnson. They are more factually commemorated by Historian Walter...

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