In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the border between Texas and Mexico was fluid and hotly contested on both sides. This are accounts of the many skirmishes, battles, and conflicts between the Mexican and the Texans during an era before checkpoints were regularized and when the idea of a border was relatively new. Conflict, thievery. and hostility ran rampant between the two countries. These are 17 tales recreating the border raids that originated from both sides and showcases the colorful characters-both Mexican and American-who have since secured their place in history. Illustrated with index. 6 x 9 size.