One book I saved from the “burn barrel” was an autobiography titled, Twelve Years in the Saddle For Law and Order on the Frontiers of Texas, by Sergeant W.J.L. Sullivan, Texas Ranger Co. B, Frontier Battalion. Did he write other books and has anyone else written about him?

Clell J. Becker
Rochester, Washington

First editions of Sergeant Sullivan’s book are rare. First published in 1909, in Austin, Texas, the book was recently republished by the University of Nebraska Press. You can read a review in this issue of True West on page 70. Although briefly mentioned in other Texas Ranger books, this is the only detailed account of Sullivan’s service, and the only book he wrote.

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