One Ranger

  • by H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
  • Narrated by Rex Linn
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character on him in the movie Extreme Prejudice. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin, a working Texas Ranger.Legend says that one Ranger is all it takes to put down lawlessness and restore the peace: one riot, one Ranger. In this adventure-filled memoir, Joaquin Jackson recalls what it was like to be the Ranger who responded when riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals needed to be brought to justice across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border from 1966 to 1993.

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What the Critics Say

"Joaquin Jackson's frank and colorful account of his long career as a modern-day Texas Ranger thrills like an action novel....I could hardly put the book down....The writing is superb." (Elmer Kelton, award-winning author of The Good Old Boys)

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An interesting insight into the Texas Rangers.

The author provides an interesting individual insight into his life and long career with the Texas Rangers over the years until his retirement towards the end of the 20th century. A truly recommended book well read and presented by deep authentic undertones of actor Rex Linn.
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- G De Bee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.