One Ranger: A Memoir (Bridwell Texas History Series) - download pdf or read online

By H. Joaquin Jackson

ISBN-10: 0292702590

ISBN-13: 9780292702592

ISBN-10: 0292716389

ISBN-13: 9780292716384

ISBN-10: 0292794924

ISBN-13: 9780292794924

Whilst his photo seemed at the disguise of Texas per month, Joaquin Jackson grew to become the icon of the trendy Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his personality within the motion picture severe Prejudice on him. Jackson even had a talking a part of his personal within the strong previous Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. however the position that Jackson has continually performed the easiest is that of the guy who wears the silver badge reduce from a Mexican cinco peso coin--a operating Texas Ranger. Legend says that one Ranger is all it takes to place down lawlessness and restoration the peace--one rebellion, one Ranger. during this adventure-filled memoir, Joaquin Jackson remembers what it used to be prefer to be the Ranger who answered whilst riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals had to be dropped at justice throughout a large swath of the Texas-Mexico border from 1966 to 1993. Jackson has dramatic tales to inform. Defying all stereotypes, he used to be the single Ranger who ensured a good election--and an overpowering win for los angeles Raza Unida social gathering candidates--in Zavala County in 1972. He mythical Ranger Captain Alfred Y. Allee Sr. right into a shootout on the Carrizo Springs reformatory that ended a jail revolt--and left him with nightmares. He captured "The See extra Kid," an elusive horse thief and burglar who left fresh dishes and swept flooring within the homes he robbed. He investigated the 1988 shootings in immense Bend's Colorado Canyon and attempted to appreciate the causes of the Mexican youngsters who terrorized 3 river rafters and killed one. He even helped teach Afghan mujahedin warriors to struggle the Soviet Union. Jackson's tenure within the Texas Rangers started whilst older Rangers nonetheless believed that legislations needn't get within the method of conserving order, and concluded as more youthful Rangers have been turning to desktop expertise to aid clear up crimes. even though he insists, "I am just one Ranger. there has been just one tale that belonged to me," his tale is a part of the bigger tale of the Texas Rangers changing into a latest legislations enforcement service provider that serves the entire humans of the country. it is a tale that is as attention-grabbing as any of the legends. And but, Jackson's tale confirms the legends, too. With simply over 100 Texas Rangers to hide a nation with 267,399 sq. miles, anyone might develop into the only Ranger who, like Joaquin Jackson in Zavala County in 1972, stops one rebel. (200603)

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I liked the look and feel of a slick English-style walnut stock against my cheek when I swung on autumn doves or winter pintails, the beauty of the woodgrain in the late afternoon sun, and hearing the sharp crack of a rifle at first light on a winter morning. Every now and then, when the sun was angled just right, I could watch a bullet fly to its target, or see a shot pattern spray over a flushed quail. I felt a rightness about guns that I can’t describe. But I don’t go around telling people that I love them.

Armed with my dad’s Winchester Model 24 double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, I jump shot ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes off the stock tanks and playa lakes. I flushed quail and cottontails from out of the fencerows and winter stubble. Each September I hunted mourning doves over milo and wheat fields. I was blessed with good hand/eye coordination, which meant that wing shooting came easily. I put a lot of meat on my mama’s table. I’m not sure, however, that a natural proficiency mattered much. Guns and I bonded to each other.

Hit a boy with a belt and the back of your hand and see what he’s willing to do to get shed of his father and that dying farm. The college coaches and recruiters eye Joaquin at the regional finals in 14 * one ranger Canyon in 1954. Polk Robinson, coach of Texas Tech, shows up at the Smyer gym to watch him work out. Joaquin feels like the ticket off that farm is already between his fingers. Joaquin stands an inch or two over six feet. He’s tough as a fence post and just as thin. Sheets of gristly muscle stretched over long, limber bones.

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