The Dodge City Trail [NOOK Book]

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For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all.The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.The Dodge City TrailDodge City was a businessman's dream. And a cattle drive north-with ...
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The Dodge City Trail

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Overview

For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all.The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.The Dodge City TrailDodge City was a businessman's dream. And a cattle drive north-with thousands of unbranded longhorns and a remuda of stolen Mexican horses-was a dream of Texans like Dan Ember, who'd come home from the war to find a rich man's hired guns living on his land. Now Dan and his neighbors would risk everything on a drive across the Llano. Along the way, two bands of killers would fight over them, the gunslinger Clay Allison would join up with them, and Quanah Parker's Comanches would try to thwart them-in a bold adventure fueled by the courage to face death, the pride to keep going, and the knowledge that now, there was no turning back.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429903134
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Trail Drive Series , #8
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 83,755
  • File size: 795 KB

Meet the Author



Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. His first novel in the Trail Drive series, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before turning to writing westerns. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1998.
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