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By Brownson Malsch

"I went into plenty of fights on my own, and that i got here out alone, too!" stated Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas of the Texas Rangers. for this reason his nickname. In "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, Texas Ranger, Brownson Malsch describes Gonzaullas’s occupation, first as a huge within the Mexican military after which as an agent of the U.S. Treasury division, sooner than he joined the Rangers in 1920. even though educated as an "old-style" Texas Ranger, Gonzaullas used to be an early suggest of medical crime-detection equipment and used to be instrumental in establishing the state’s first glossy crime-detection facility. His many instances integrated the Santa Claus financial institution theft in Cisco, the recognized court docket burning and lynching in Sherman, the race riots in Beaumont, and the Phantom Killer episode close to Texarkana. Following his retirement in 1951, Gonzaullas built a occupation as a Hollywood technical adviser.Illustrated with many images of Gonzaullas, his affiliates, and his weaponry, this variation additionally features a new creation by way of Texas Ranger historian Harold J. Weiss, Jr.

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The young Bryan had watched a trim-figured, silver-haired man sunbathing beside the pool and rowing on the lake. Swim trunks revealed the upper part of his body, on which there were several small scars, the obvious result of bullet wounds. Fretting to know more, he asked his father who the man was. No doubt the senior Bryan knew, but he suggested to his son that he approach and introduce himself. When he did that, the man amiably said, "I'm Captain M. T. Gonzaullas, Texas Ranger. " The spell that Captain Gonzaullas cast during his lifetime has not abated since his death in 1977.

That was in the days when the state speed limit was twenty-five miles per hour but conditions on the rough, rutted roads seldom allowed movement faster than fifteen. Although Vandiver had a pistol which he carried for protection, it was, unhandily, in his pocket and he did not have time to pull it out before he was rushed. Not a man to submit timidly to such indignity, Vandiver's first defense was with his fists. He gave a good account of himself by pommeling the offenders, although he was smacked upside his head by a blow from a gun used in the manner of a blackjack.

But "Cap" was modest in his recollections, and Laura would often add the necessary reminder of his valor, his professionalism, his determination and his uncanny ability to solve the most involved case. Brownson Malsch's book dramatically recreates many events that I can remember hearing Captain Gonzaullas tell. As fascinating as a novel, this factual account of his exploits is more exciting than fiction ever could be. The author documents Gonzaullas' experiences as a young Texas Ranger in the 1920s, his flexible transi- Page x tion from the "one riot, one Ranger" era to the increasingly scientific techniques of law enforcement during the forties and fifties, and his post-retirement career as a Hollywood technical adviser.

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