"Durham's account is modest and straightforward . . . has many lessons for anyone interested in the history of the Old West, leadership or law enforcement." -American West Review Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from...
In 1875, after the Civil War, Leander McNelly organizes the Texas Rangers to battle the outlaws terrorizing Texas, notably crime kingpin John King Fisher. With a team of experienced gunmen and enthusiastic but green recruits, McNelly and his Rangers bring law and order to the wild Texas plains. McNelly must also keep order among his charges when two rangers fall in love with the same woman.