Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910-1928 (review)

Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910-1928 (review) Southwestern Historical Quarterly January Furthermore, Rozelle has investigated the roles of President Franklin Roosevelt and Governor James Allred using the appropriate records. The reports of various state and federal investigations of the explosion are also cited. Rozelle's account is a well-researched yet eminently readable narrative. Collin College Mark Stanley Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910­1928. By Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2011. Pp. 450. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9781574413229, $39.95 cloth.) In the first volume of Written in Blood, Selcer and Foster traced the lives, and deaths, of thirteen fallen peace officers who passed away between 1861 and 1909. Working with conflicting newspaper accounts and fragmentary court records, the authors attempted to recover and memorialize the past experiences of lawmen who perished in the line of duty. The second volume in the series carries this project forward and focuses on fatalities in the early twentieth century. The text is divided into two parts: "When Blood Ran in the Streets, 1910­1919," and "When Life Was Cheap, 1920­1928." Each section proceeds chronologically and contains a brief contextual introduction followed by a series of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910-1928 (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 116 (3) – Dec 11, 2013

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly January Furthermore, Rozelle has investigated the roles of President Franklin Roosevelt and Governor James Allred using the appropriate records. The reports of various state and federal investigations of the explosion are also cited. Rozelle's account is a well-researched yet eminently readable narrative. Collin College Mark Stanley Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen Lawmen: Volume 2, 1910­1928. By Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2011. Pp. 450. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9781574413229, $39.95 cloth.) In the first volume of Written in Blood, Selcer and Foster traced the lives, and deaths, of thirteen fallen peace officers who passed away between 1861 and 1909. Working with conflicting newspaper accounts and fragmentary court records, the authors attempted to recover and memorialize the past experiences of lawmen who perished in the line of duty. The second volume in the series carries this project forward and focuses on fatalities in the early twentieth century. The text is divided into two parts: "When Blood Ran in the Streets, 1910­1919," and "When Life Was Cheap, 1920­1928." Each section proceeds chronologically and contains a brief contextual introduction followed by a series of

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