The Last Sheriff in Texas (Paperback)

A True Tale of Violence and the Vote

By James P. McCollom

Counterpoint LLC, 9781640091269, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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An Amazon Best History Book of the Month

"The Last Sheriff in Texas would be an amazing allegory for our times, were it fiction. Instead it suggests cultural trenches that we view as new that were dug decades ago." --Houston Chronicle

"Intensely researched, passionately written and dense with meaning, both for its examination of our history and its tacit meditation on what that means today . . . McCollom has earned his place in the canon with a tale that's part true-crime, part sociological nonfiction, and part national epic." --Texas Observer

A small-town election pits a violent if popular sheriff against those eager to see his iron rule end. The Last Sheriff in Texas is a riveting narrative about a landmark standoff between Old Texas Justice and a modern, more inclusive vision of the West.

About the Author

JAMES P. MCCOLLOM is the author of The Continental Affair: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Illinois Bank. A native son of Beeville, Texas, he worked as a banker and business executive in the Northeast before settling back in his hometown.