Bicentennial Publications


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Texas Ranger Bicentennial
Official Publications

The following books, recognized by the official State seal, are official publications of the 1823-2023 Texas Ranger Bicentennial™. They are available through the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum store (toll free 1-877-750-8631) and other booksellers.

Sales through the museum store benefit the educational and preservation programs of the museum. Help preserve a Texas Legend and an American Heritage™ for future generations!

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Texas Rangers: Lives Legend and Legacy, by Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice, Denton, University of North Texas Press, 2017. The best-selling history of the Texas Rangers, the first comprehensive single-volume history since 1935. Hardcover. $34.95 + Tax

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Old Riot, New Ranger: Captain Jack Dean, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal by Bob Alexander, Denton, University of North Texas Press, 2018. Please click here to read an excerpt entitled, "The Harrelson Case." Hardcover. $34.95 + Tax

Ivey the Ranger Ideal

The Ranger Ideal, 1823–1861, Vol. I by Darren L. Ivey, Denton, University of North Texas Press, 2017. The first in a three-volume set of biographies of the 31 inductees to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Includes the legendary John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross. Hardcover. $39.95 + Tax

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The Ranger Ideal, 1874-1930, Vol. II by Darren L. Ivy, Denton, University of North Texas Press, 2018. The second in a three-volume set of biographies of the 31 inductees to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Includes the legendary John B. Jones, Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, Ira Aten, William J. McDonald and more. Hardcover. $45.00 + Tax

Forthcoming

2019

Sadler, Charles H. III, Louis R. Harris. Texas Ranger in Transition 1920-1935.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.

2020

Ivy, Darren L. The Ranger Ideal, 1935-Present, Vol. III. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2020.