What an incredible story! Thank you, John Boessenecker, for setting the record straight on this amazing man. I learned more history in this book than in any Texas History class. This book is fascinating; once I started it, I could not put it down.
Frank Hamer was an amazing stand-out in the Texas Rangers. I particularly liked the fact that the historian sited Hamer's good and less-admirable traits. It felt like an evenly balanced history. Hamer did it all -- went after the KKK, worked against lynchings, caught robbers and murderers.
The author spent considerable time providing the political influences and background that affected how Frank Hamer did his work. Although I do considerable studying of Texas history as part of my family's genealogy work, I was amazed by the detail and facts included in this book -- that are ignored or glossed over in many accounts.
Immediately after reading this book, I decided on three things.
1) Look for other books by John Boessenecker.
2) Read more about Frank Hamer online.
3) Go to Waco to visit the Texas Ranger Museum soon.
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