Texas Ranger The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, The Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde
By John Boessenecker
This book was a finalist for the WWA 2017 Spur Award for Best Western Biography. The twenty-three chapters tell the story of Frank Hamer, from the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, as he stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. Comprehensive research provides details of his participation in the Bandit War of 1915, battling the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protecting African Americans from lynch mobs and the KKK to eventually running down gangsters, bootleggers and Communists. Superb accountings of the epic life of Frank Hamer propel him to the status of near mythic Texas lawman. 514 pages. Black and white photos. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4". Paperback.