An action packed, colorful appreciation of bravery of these lean-jawed soldiers of fortune. The Texas Rangers, with a history ripe in adventure, anecdote and personalities, has been a rich reservoir for Western material. Here is a lively account of some of the high spots since its founding in the early 1800's. Begun as a volunteer organization to protect settlers from Indian raids, the Texas Rangers came to be considered a Texas institution, whether in time of war, or in periods when internal war was waged against cattle thieves, bandits, killers and outlaws. This is the story, too, of famous Rangers, -- Armstrong, noted for the deadly persistence with which he tracked down the outlaws; McDonald, who when told he could not handle a mob single-handed is supposed to have answered, ""Well, you aint got but one mob, have you?""; Tumlinson, McCulloch, McNelly, on down to the 20th century Ranger Frank Hamer. Sure to please.