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Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881

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In 'Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881', James B. Gillett provides a gripping firsthand account of his time as a ranger in 19th century Texas. Gillett's writing is straightforward and engaging, bringing the reader along as he navigates the rough and dangerous terrain of the Wild West.

The book offers unique insights into the daily life of a ranger, from tracking down outlaws to dealing with the challenges of law enforcement in a lawless land. Gillett's descriptions of the Texas landscape and the characters he encountered are vivid and immersive, painting a vivid picture of the era.

One of the book's strengths is Gillett's honest portrayal of the often brutal and violent nature of his work as a ranger. He doesn't shy away from recounting the harsh realities of frontier justice, making for a compelling and thought-provoking read.

Overall, 'Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881' is a captivating historical account that will appeal to readers interested in the history of the American West, law enforcement, and the human experience in the face of adversity.

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James Gillet recounts his adventures with the Texas Rangers 1856-1937. In a very entertaining style he recounts personal stories of wars, feuds, battles with the Apache nation and pursuing robbers and murderers. From these stories, and others like them, arose the many legends of courage and daring among the Texas Rangers. “The Texas Rangers, as an organization, dates from the spring of 1836. When the Alamo had fallen before the onslaught of the Mexican troops and the frightful massacre had occurred, General Sam Houston organized among the Texan settlers in the territory a troop of 1600 mounted riflemen. This company, formed for the defense of the Texan borders, was the original Texas Ranger unit. . .” from chapter 2 - Summary by Larry Wilson

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