Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899

texas_lawmen_1835_1899Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899, by Clifford R. Caldwell and Ron DeLord (History Press, $29.99), focuses on the 800 or so Texas lawmen (“good and bad”) who were killed while on duty, whether they be rangers, sheriffs, deputies or town marshals.

Less readable than some sources due to its alphabetical encyclopedia-like format of mini-biographies, this volume remains an excellent addition to our reference shelf.

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