One Ranger: A Memoir

By H. Joaquin Jackson and David Marion Wilkinson
Directed by Stefan Rudnicki
Read by Rex Linn

11.27 Hours 05/01/2005 unabridged
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When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. He was the inspiration for Nick Nolte’s character in the movie Extreme Prejudice, and he 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 is 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 from 1966 to 1993. Jackson’s incredible, dramatic 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.

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Summary

Summary

When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. He was the inspiration for Nick Nolte’s character in the movie Extreme Prejudice, and he 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 is 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 from 1966 to 1993.

Jackson’s incredible, dramatic 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The writing smacks of the truths that are hard-won from a lifetime of dealing out justice—sometimes on horseback, like the Lone Ranger used to do—in a lonesome terrain where your word is only as good as the gun and the reputation that back it up.” Mike Shea, writer for Texas Monthly
“Rex Linn, a Texas native, voices Jackson’s memoir as the man would himself—sharing a few laughs over the light moments in his career and dealing straightforwardly with his horror at the violence he encountered. Both Jackson’s storytelling and Linn’s delivery leave listeners with the feeling that it’s been a fun ride.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: H. Joaquin Jackson

H. Joaquin Jackson retired from the Texas Rangers in 1993. Today he lives in Alpine, Texas, where he is the owner and operator of Ranger Investigations, a private investigative company.

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Author Bio: David Marion Wilkinson

David Marion Wilkinson is an award-winning writer whose most recent books are Oblivion’s Altar, The Empty Quarter, and Not between Brothers.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English