Thursday, September 16, 2010

TODAY ONLY: Win a Texas Rangers book!

Would you like to win a signed first-edition hardcover copy of this book by Mike Cox? I know I would. Well, now's our chance, because today - and today only - Texas book publicist Stephanie Barko is giving one away. To enter, click HERE to visit Stephanie's blog and leave a comment, saying you'd like a shot at the book.

The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900 was the first of Mike's two-volume history of the Rangers. It was published by Forge in September 2009 and was followed by volume two, The Time of the Rangers, 1900-Present in June of this year.

The publisher says this about the book:
___From their tumultuous beginning to their decades of fighting outlaws, Comanche, Mexican soldados and banditos, as well as Union soldiers, the Texas Rangers became one of the fiercest law enforcement groups in America.  In a land as spread-out and sparsely populated as the west itself, the Rangers had unique law-enforcement responsibilities and challenges.
___The story of the Texas Rangers is as controversial as it is heroic. Often accused of vigilante-style racism and murder, they enforced the law with a heavy hand. But above all they were perhaps the defining force for the stabilization and the creation of Texas. From Stephen Austin in the early days through the Civil War, the first eighty years of the Texas Rangers is nothing less then phenomenal, and the efforts put forth in those days set the foundation for the Texas Rangers that keep Texas safe today.     

Western author Elmer Kelton said this:
___Mike Cox has a unique background for presenting the checkered history of the Rangers. During several years as a spokesman for the Texas Department of Safety, he had access to detailed records and experienced first-hand the mystique that clings to this fabled law enforcement body. Though he gives us the flashes of glory, he does not flinch from the dark side of the Rangers' past.

Mike Cox is the recipient of the A.C. Green Lifetime Achievement award.
For more info from the publisher, click HERE.

Visit Stephanie Barko's blog to enter NOW. Your entry must be in no later than 11:59 pm, Texas Time. But if you don't win, don't fret. You can still get a good deal on this book from Amazon.


Deka Black said...

Interesting book, There is a lot of myth around the Texas Rangers. And one history book will be a good thing.

Laurie Powers said...

I'm on my way over there right now. I'm feelin' lucky today.

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