One Ranger

One Ranger➵ [Reading] ➷ One Ranger By H. Joaquin Jackson ➪ – Heartforum.co.uk When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him Jackson even When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin a working Texas Ranger Legend says that One Ranger is all it takes to put down lawlessness and restore the peace one riot, One Ranger In this adventure filled memoir, Joaquin Jackson recalls what it was like to be the Ranger who responded when riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals needed to be brought to justice across a wide swath of the Texas Mexico border fromto Jackson has dramatic stories to tell Defying all stereotypes, he was the One Ranger who ensured a fair election and an overwhelming win for La Raza Unida party candidates in Zavala County inHe followed legendary Ranger Captain Alfred Y Allee Sr into a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt and left him with nightmares He captured The See More Kid, an elusive horse thief and burglar who left clean dishes and swept floors in the houses he robbed He investigated theshootings in Big Bend s Colorado Canyon and tried to understand the motives of the Mexican teenagers who terrorized three river rafters and killed one He even helped train Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviet UnionJackson s tenure in the Texas Rangers began when older Rangers still believed that law need not get in the way of maintaining order, and concluded as younger Rangers were turning to computer technology to help solve crimes Though he insists, I am only One Ranger There was only one story that belonged to me, his story is part of the larger story of the Texas Rangers becoming a modern law enforcement agency that serves all the people of the state It s a story that s as interesting as any of the legends And yet, Jackson s story confirms the legends, too With just over a hundred Texas Rangers to cover a state with , square miles, any one may become the One Ranger who, like Joaquin Jackson in Zavala County in , stops one riot.

Joaquin Jackson was a Texas Ranger from Joaquin Jackson was assigned to a wide swath of the Texas Mexico border from to He was involved in a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt He captured The See More Kid, an elusive horse thief and burglar who left clean dishes and swept floors in the houses he robbed He investigated the shootings in Big Bend s Colorado Canyon and tried to understand the motives of the Mexican teenagers who terrorized three river rafters and killed oneWhile a Texas Ranger, Jackson was instrumental in starting the career of country singer Johnny Rodriguez In , a teenage Rodriguez was jailed and would often sing in his cell Jackson, who overheard Rodriguez and was impressed by his voice, told his friend, music promoter Happy Shahan, about him, and Shahan then hired Rodriguez for his first singing gigsAfter retiring from the Texas Rangers in Jackson moved into private investigations, writing his memoirs, public appearances, acting and working as a technical advisor to movie and television productions Joaquin Jackson passed away at his home in Alpine, Texas on June , He was eighty years old at the time of his death.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB of the Texas Mexico border fromto Jackson has dramatic stories to tell Defying all stereotypes, he was the One Ranger who ensured a fair election and an overwhelming win for La Raza Unida party candidates in Zavala County inHe followed legendary Ranger Captain Alfred Y Allee Sr into a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt and left him with nightmares He captured The See More Kid, an elusive horse thief and burglar who left clean dishes and swept floors in the houses he robbed He investigated theshootings in Big Bend s Colorado Canyon and tried to understand the motives of the Mexican teenagers who terrorized three river rafters and killed one He even helped train Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviet UnionJackson s tenure in the Texas Rangers began when older Rangers still believed that law need not get in the way of maintaining order, and concluded as younger Rangers were turning to computer technology to help solve crimes Though he insists, I am only One Ranger There was only one story that belonged to me, his story is part of the larger story of the Texas Rangers becoming a modern law enforcement agency that serves all the people of the state It s a story that s as interesting as any of the legends And yet, Jackson s story confirms the legends, too With just over a hundred Texas Rangers to cover a state with , square miles, any one may become the One Ranger who, like Joaquin Jackson in Zavala County in , stops one riot."/>
  • Paperback
  • One Ranger
  • H. Joaquin Jackson
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 0292716389

10 thoughts on “One Ranger

  1. Ctgt says:

    I m of two minds with this book From a purely entertainment standpoint it was great Plenty of interesting, exciting stories and some great anecdotes this is after an accidental misfire by an a fellow law enforcement officer during a standoff Deputy Fife claimed he was off to see his local gunsmith He needed to find out what was wrong with his rifle I could have told him, an idiot owned it.There are plenty of other chuckle inducing lines and badass moments from the various stories along with I m of two minds with this book From a purely entertainment standpoint it was great Plenty of interesting, exciting stories and some great anecdotes this is after an accidental misfire by an a fellow law enforcement officer during a standoff Deputy Fife claimed he was off to see his local gunsmith He needed to find out what was wrong with his rifle I could have told him, an idiot owned it.There are plenty of other chuckle inducing lines and badass moments from the various stories along with numerous shout outs to his mentors and fellow officers of the Rangers It s obvious he loved his job and most of those he worked alongside.My hesitancy comes from a general knowledge of the history from the time frame in question During the 60 s the Rangers were used for strike busting and controlling civil rights protests Doesn t mean he was directly involved but it does raise some prickly questions In the end it is called a memoir not a history so these concerns of mine are probably not relevant but it did detract from my overall enjoyment.6 10I listened to the audiobook from the library and though the narrator did a great job

  2. B says:

    There isbadassery in this single book, than exists in all American males born after 1985 combined Joaquin is very illustrative, and recreates scenes with vivid detail This book really makes you understand just how much things have changed in our country in the past 50 years I m glad to know there are guys like Joaquin still out there, and I m saddened to think that my generation is bridging the gap between his, and the current generation I really liked the family aspect of the story as There isbadassery in this single book, than exists in all American males born after 1985 combined Joaquin is very illustrative, and recreates scenes with vivid detail This book really makes you understand just how much things have changed in our country in the past 50 years I m glad to know there are guys like Joaquin still out there, and I m saddened to think that my generation is bridging the gap between his, and the current generation I really liked the family aspect of the story as well as all the awesome Ranger exploits.I can t wait to read Joaquin s second book

  3. Rolando Gallegos says:

    A very good book by a Texas Ranger legend, H Joaquin Jackson Jackson was a Ranger from 1966 to 1993, who watched over the Texas Mexico border from Uvalde on down He recounts his career from when he joined the Rangers to when he retired An interesting book that I recommend highly to those who love hearing stories about a Texas institution It s a sparely written book that is pretty much straight forward Not complex, but still interesting.

  4. Brian S says:

    Not a bad listen A lot of time is spent paying homage to and profusely praising the author s fellow Texas Rangers About two thirds through it seems as if a whole bunch of vignettes that didn t shape up into full chapters are jumbled together Definitely worthwhile as a memoir from a different walk of life.

  5. Cole says:

    Joaquin was able to straddle two very different types of Texas over the decades He is a pretty good story teller and leads one to believe there arestories that were left out than made the cut This book made me sad to knowabout the Texas that passed before me but also proud to be see where it has gone.

  6. Jimmy Martin says:

    This is absolutely one of the best books I ve read in a long, long, time.

  7. Dlynn1116 says:

    3.5 If you like the wild west it still exists as a Texas Ranger Enjoyed the book

  8. Ido says:

    I m about half way through this book and I love it This is a wonderful story and Joaquin Jackson is a great story teller I ll update my review when I finish this book.7.1.2009This was a wonderful book Joaquin Jackson tells an amazing story about his life in the Texas Rangers the REAL Rangers not the baseball team It s somewhat sad in the end as he realizes that Texas is changing and the new Rangers are able to take advantage of the technology around them while he is still of the mold fr I m about half way through this book and I love it This is a wonderful story and Joaquin Jackson is a great story teller I ll update my review when I finish this book.7.1.2009This was a wonderful book Joaquin Jackson tells an amazing story about his life in the Texas Rangers the REAL Rangers not the baseball team It s somewhat sad in the end as he realizes that Texas is changing and the new Rangers are able to take advantage of the technology around them while he is still of the mold from the 60s 80s I think the one part that hits most home is when he recounts his being the umpire for one of his son s little league games and when the batter a small Mexican kid nicknamed bozo which means shorty, not bozo as in Bozo the clown is told by his coach that the umpire Joaquin Jackson is a real Texas Ranger he goes up to the plate and asks What position do you play Jackson says that at that moment he realized that our country had undergone a cultural and societal shift in which rock musicians, actors, and celebrities have become the heroes and the days of when little boys looked up to policemen, firefighters, and Texas Rangers were gone It s sad, but it s very much true Unfortunately today we ve even gone further and kids look up to fund managers, stock brokers and CEOs as people to emulate which I think is just wrong There s nothing wrong with aspiring to succeed but the people who have done so don t necessarily represent the best characteristics in us and while there have been bad lawmen they at least put their lives on the line and many of them do the job because they really want to serve their communities.Anyway, I highly recommend this book it s easy reading, entertaining, and gives a wonderful glimpse into the Texas that was I intend to get a copy of One Ranger Returns to continue reading about Ranger Jackson s stories

  9. Stephen says:

    Wow My first clear memories are of Texas We moved away when I was 8, but I ve always called Texas home If I had it all to do over again, I would aspire to being a ranger This book gives a glimpse into the life a Texas Ranger It has ups and downs Some parts will break your heart, while others will make you laugh A sports idol is just that, an idol Yes, he makes good money, but he spends his life playing a game A true hero is a man like Joaquin Jackson A man who put his life on the line Wow My first clear memories are of Texas We moved away when I was 8, but I ve always called Texas home If I had it all to do over again, I would aspire to being a ranger This book gives a glimpse into the life a Texas Ranger It has ups and downs Some parts will break your heart, while others will make you laugh A sports idol is just that, an idol Yes, he makes good money, but he spends his life playing a game A true hero is a man like Joaquin Jackson A man who put his life on the line for his fellow man every day of his professional life If you want to read a great book that reads smoothly, I recommend this gem Thank you Ranger Jackson Thank you for your service, and for sharing a glimpse of your life with us

  10. Abby Jones says:

    I think this quick and easy read should be mandatory for every Texan, and probably every teenage boy It tracks the life of Joaquin Jackson, one of the last of the real frontier Texas Rangers from his early life as a ranch hand, to watching his son be convicted of murder, and several of the high profile cases he worked, and some of hisinteresting ones I think what I loved most about it was his love for Texas and the honor and respect he paid to the Rangers he served with and who came befo I think this quick and easy read should be mandatory for every Texan, and probably every teenage boy It tracks the life of Joaquin Jackson, one of the last of the real frontier Texas Rangers from his early life as a ranch hand, to watching his son be convicted of murder, and several of the high profile cases he worked, and some of hisinteresting ones I think what I loved most about it was his love for Texas and the honor and respect he paid to the Rangers he served with and who came before him It is also fascinating to here his perspective on some of the troubling times in the 60 s and 70 s with race and drugs More than that, it s nice to read of real men with guns and spurs The part where he goes through the list of guns he always carried was amazing

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