This book tells the story of John R. Hughes, a Texas Ranger who served during some of the most turbulent times in the state’s history. It covers his early years as a cowboy and lawman, to his time as captain of the Rangers. The author has based this account on interviews with Hughes’ family and those who knew him best.
For who is this book for ?
- This book provides a detailed look at the life of Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes
- It is based on interviews with people who knew him best, providing an accurate portrayal of his life
- This book offers insights into some of the most turbulent times in Texas history
- The author does not provide a lot of context or historical background to help readers understand the times in which Hughes lived.
- The book is quite long, and some parts may be more interesting than others to readers.
- It is based on interviews with family members and other people who knew Hughes, so it may be less reliable than a traditional biography written by an objective third party.
Learn more about the author
Chuck Parsons was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has worked as a newspaper reporter, television news producer and freelance writer. He is the author of several books about Texas history, including “Train Robbers: The Last Great Days of the Old West” and “Lone Star Lawman: The Life of H. P. Dyer.” He has also written articles for magazines such as Texas Monthly, True West and Wild West.
“This book tells the story of John R. Hughes, a Texas Ranger who served during some of the most turbulent times in the state’s history.”
“I really enjoyed this book! It was well written and provided a lot of insight into the life of John R. Hughes.”
“This book is a great contribution to our understanding of the Texas Rangers and the role they played in settling West Texas. It is well written, researched, and provides insights into Captain Hughes that are unavailable elsewhere.”
“A great read for anyone interested in the history of Texas and its law enforcement.”