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Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds: Texas Ranger Norman K. Dixon

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Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Reds: Texas Ranger Norman K. Dixon by Kemp Dixon

Texas Ranger Norman Dixon made the front pages of newspapers, but his rigid sense of integrity prevented him from discussing his cases with his wife or his sons, or anyone else, even decades later.

As a Ranger, Dixon broke up the largest oil field theft ring in Texas history, worked to solve the most infamous cold case in Texas history, sought the Phantom Killer, investigated a near-mutiny by cadets and veterans on the campus of Texas A&M, rushed to a rural county to head off a lynching, and kept watch over Texas during World War II. He became the go-to investigator for the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, governors, and the state legislature.

During the final years of his career, which coincided with the McCarthy era in the 1950s, he was the chief of internal security, charged with protecting Texans from the Red Menace.

Using Ranger Dixon's meticulously-kept diary entries, Kemp Dixon now tells his father's compelling story.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 28.4 MB
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781623492601 (DRM-EPUB)

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