JOHN BOESSENECKER - Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer

 

 

Sunday, May 1 at 3PM

Award-Winning Author
JOHN BOESSENECKER
speaking & signing
Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

 

 

 


ABOUT TEXAS RANGER: THE EPIC LIFE OF FRANK HAMER

To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the “villain” of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger, historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer’s good name and prove that he was, in fact, a classic American hero.

From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participating in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.


ABOUT JOHN BOESSENECKER

John Boessenecker, a San Francisco trial lawyer and former police officer, is considered one of the leading authorities on crime and law enforcement in the Old West. He is the award-winning author of eight books, including Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez and When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul. In 2011 and 2013, True West magazine named Boessenecker Best Nonfiction Writer. He has appeared frequently as a historical commentator on PBS, The History Channel, A&E, and others.


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Event date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250069986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 26th, 2016

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