A definitive history of the organization known as the Texas Rangers. The author lays the background for his history by an outline of the racial struggle for the west -- Indians, Mexicans, Anglo-Saxons. To a large extent the history of the Rangers from 1820 to the present is the history of Texas, as they played a vital part in establishing the Republic and in every important step since. Their contribution as Peace Officers began in 1875 -- after fifty years of public service. Numerous ""famous cases"" of outlawry enter the story -- good basic material for the best type of Western, and all men who like good Westerns will find this good reading. But primarily, its market is those who are building various aspects of American history, and those who like good biographical adventure.