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Gangster Tour of Texas

Gangster Tour of Texas
A Book

by T. Lindsay Baker

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1603442588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, the Newton Boys, the Santa Claus Bank Robbers. . . . During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns and gambling, moonshine and morphine, ransom and robbery. The state’s crime wave hit such a level that in 1927 the Texas Bankers Association offered a reward of $5,000 for a dead bank robber; no reward was given for one captured alive. Veteran historian T. Lindsay Baker brings his considerable sleuthing skills to the dark side, leading readers on a fascinating tour of the most interesting and best preserved crime scenes in the Lone Star State. Gangster Tour of Texas traces a trail of crime that had its beginnings in 1918, when the Texas legislature outlawed alcohol, and persisted until 1957, when Texas Rangers closed down the infamous casinos of Galveston. Baker presents detailed maps, photographs of criminals, victims, and law officers, and pictures of the crime scenes as they appear today. Steeped in solid historical research, including personal visits by the author to every site described in the book, this volume offers entertaining and informative insights into a particularly lawless period in our nation’s history. Readers interested in true crime, regional history, or this unique aspect of heritage tourism will derive hours of enjoyment as they follow--on the road or from their armchairs--the trail of both cops and robbers in Gangster Tour of Texas. “Baker knows how to spin a yarn that keeps his readers engrossed; knows that it does history no harm to write it so folks will enjoy many illustrations, maps, and pictures of outlaws, lawmen, victims, witnesses, and crime scenes that accompany each story. Plus, his picture captions are as informative as his story narratives."--Bill Neal, author, Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier

Old Riot, New Ranger

Old Riot, New Ranger
Captain Jack Dean, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal

by Bob Alexander

  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release : 2018-07-15
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1574417401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Award-winning author Bob Alexander presents 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. Jack Dean’s service in Texas Ranger history occurred at a time when the institution was undergoing a philosophical revamping and restructuring, all hastened by America’s Civil Rights Movement, landmark decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court, zooming advances in forensic technology, and focused efforts designed to diversify and professionalize the Rangers. His job choice caused him to circulate in the duplicitous underworld of dishonesty and criminality where twisted self-interest overrode compliance with societal norms. His biography is packed with true-crime calamities: double murders, single murders, negligent homicides, suicides, jailbreaks, manhunts, armed robberies and home invasions, kidnappings, public corruption, sexual assaults, illicit gambling, car-theft rings, dope smuggling, and arms trafficking.

The Western Historical Quarterly

The Western Historical Quarterly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Texas Highways

Texas Highways
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Low Rider

Low Rider
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007-09
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heap Many Texas Chiefs

Heap Many Texas Chiefs
A Book

by Roy D. Holt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biographical sketches of Indian leaders who lived or raided in Texas from the first Spanish occupation down to the time when the Indians were finally corralled on reservations.

Hispanic Business

Hispanic Business
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twentieth-century Crime and Mystery Writers

Twentieth-century Crime and Mystery Writers
A Book

by Gerald Siegal

  • Publisher : Chicago : St. James Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 1294
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures
Film Beginnings

by American Film Institute

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Home & Away in Kentucky

Home & Away in Kentucky
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Vintage Ford

The Vintage Ford
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journal for the Study of British Cultures

Journal for the Study of British Cultures
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook of Texas Music

The Handbook of Texas Music
A Book

by Texas State Historical Association

  • Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For centuries Texas has been a musical and cultural crossroads, and the Handbook of Texas Music carefully documents the complex convergence of numerous musical and cultural traditions in this state where east meets west, southern plantations meet high plains ranches, and where an ethnically diverse American culture shares an international border with Mexico. The music of American Indians, Anglo-Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and numerous immigrant groups - Germans, Czechs, Cajuns, among many others - was brought to Texas from every direction. These groups crossed paths, and for centuries have been swapping songs and styles ranging from ancient fiddle tunes to lively polkas and boogie-woogie piano stomps. The Handbook of Texas Music tells a compelling story of music that deeply reflects the many distinctive groups that have created Texas music and used it as a means of entertainment, expression, solace, and identity. The recorded country blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson were so popular and influential in the 1920s that his name has come to represent all down-home bluesmen. Gene Autry's singing cowboy music on record and radio and his image on the silver screen and early television had a profound impact on the development of country music and the image of the cowboy in American life. Van Cliburn on stage in Moscow, where he won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition during the depths of the Cold War, was an important moment in classical musical history and artistic diplomacy. Music pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown brought together the country string-band tradition with jazz, blues, pop, mariachi, and other styles, to help create Western Swing - an eclectic music that changed the face of country music, helped pave the way for rock-and-roll, and stands as a perfect symbol of the musical and cultural complexity of Texas. Scholars and music fans alike will be interested to learn about the many Texans - and Texas connections - found in music that has traveled far beyond the borders of the state. The rosters are long and impressive: country (George Jones, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Buck Owens), blues (Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins, Lightnin' Hopkins, Charles Brown), rock-and-roll (Roy Orbison, Bobby Fuller, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top), jazz (Jack Teagarden, Eddie Durham, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ornette Coleman), musica Tejana (Narciso Martinez, Lydia Mendoza, Santiago Jimenez, Valerio Longoria, Selena). And the list goes on. Although the Handbook of Texas Music devotes separate biographical articles only to deceased musicians, important living artists such as Willie Nelson are treated in overview articles on topics such as "Country and Western Music," "Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic," and others.

Home & Away

Home & Away
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focus on Film

Focus on Film
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Thompson Submachine Gun

The Thompson Submachine Gun
A Book

by Roger A. Cox

  • Publisher : Law Enforcement Ordinance Company
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Press Summary - Illinois Information Service

Press Summary - Illinois Information Service
A Book

by Illinois. Information Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music
A Book

by Colin Larkin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 4991
  • ISBN : 9781561591763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Mexico Transporter

New Mexico Transporter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
A Book

by Harold Wallace Ross,Katharine Sergeant Angell White,Rea Irvin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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