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Defender Of The Texas Frontier

A Historical Novel

David R. Gross


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/5/2019)
Paperback (10/11/2019)
Paperback, Large Print (6/8/2020)
Paperback (3/11/2020)


John Coffey Hays is just nineteen when he arrives in the town of Nacogdoches

Republic of Texas in 1836. Moments later when a man is killed, none of the witnesses

dispute that Jack acted in self-defense. Despite his young age, Jack is a man who

commands perhaps just as much fear as respect.

Although Jack is too late to enlist in the fight for Texas Independence, he soon joins

the ranging company of Deaf Smith and begins a thirteen-year history of defending

Texans from raids by Comanche bands and Mexican bandits. When he is just twenty-three,

he is made a captain of the Texas Rangers. As he becomes known as a fearless

fighter, Jack leads a group of men who will follow him anywhere and under any

circumstances. While Jack's Rangers scout, defend US supply and communication

lines from attacks by Mexican guerrillas, and fight with army units in the Mexican-

American War, the men earn a significant reputation for bravery and success. As Jack's

journey leads him to love and eventually marriage, he leads his Rangers to identify a

county, ultimately transforming Texas history forever.

In this fascinating historical novel, a young Texas Ranger leads his men in fierce battles

against Comanche raiders, Mexican bandits, and the Texas Regiment in the Mexican-

American War.

Book-Art Press Solutions LLC, 9781952309090, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2020