Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen by Mike Cox

Turner Publishing announces the new release, the Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen by Mike Cox. This 10x10 volume showcases Lone Star state law enforcement history in stunning, culled-from-the-archives images.

Nashville, TN, November 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The History of Texas Lawmen Told Through Historic Photographs

The history of law enforcement in the Lone Star State goes back well before photography, dating to Texas’ days as part of the Spanish empire. After that, Texas became a province of Mexico and for nearly a decade stood among the nations as an independent republic before becoming the 28th state in the Union in 1845.

Beyond the contribution to law and order made by constables, sheriffs, town marshals, city police officers, and federal lawmen, Texas is the birthplace of a law enforcement institution unique in the world – the legendary Texas Rangers. Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen features close to 200 images of Texas lawmen, bad men (and a few bad women), assorted characters with a law enforcement connection like the legendary Judge Roy Bean, and shots of the places they did their work—for good or bad. Each photograph has a story to tell.

Some of the images in this volume, coming from the author’s personal collection, are published here for the first time. But all of the images command attention, many as attention-getting as the business end of a Texas Ranger’s .45.

“This is the first-ever photographic collection that focuses on all types of Texas lawmen,” says Cox. “I’ve always been fascinated by vintage photographs. They invite lingering, pondering, comparing.”

Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities, landmarks, events, and key figures across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.

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Historic Photos of Texas Lawmen
By Mike Cox
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-510-8

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