Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde

Frank Hamer was one of the last of the old breed of Texas Rangers. He was a lawman for over three decades, spanning the end of the Wild West and the early days of Prohibition. He was also the man who killed Bonnie and Clyde.

Despite his impressive career, Hamer has not fared well in history or popular culture. In Texas Ranger, John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer’s good name and prove that he was a classic American hero.

This is a grand adventure story, told with grace and authority by a master historian of American law enforcement. Frank Hamer can finally rest easy knowing that the truth about his amazing career will be known to all.

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About the Author

JOHN BOESSENECKER is considered one of the leading authorities on crime and lawlessness in the Old West. He is the award-winning author of Bandido: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez and When Law Was in the Holster: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul. In 2011 and 2013, True West magazine named Boessenecker Best Nonfiction Writer. He has appeared frequently as a historical commentator on PBS, The History Channel, A&E, and others. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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