Ride the River

Ride the River

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by Louis L'Amour
     
 

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In Ride the River, Louis L’Amour spins the tale of a young woman who has to protect her family fortune from a murderous thief and teach him what it means to be a Sackett. Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home—until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance. Echo could take care of herself

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In Ride the River, Louis L’Amour spins the tale of a young woman who has to protect her family fortune from a murderous thief and teach him what it means to be a Sackett. Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home—until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance. Echo could take care of herself as well as any Sackett man, but James White, a sharp city lawyer, figured that cheating the money from the young girl would be like taking candy from a baby. If he couldn’t hoodwink Echo out of the cash, he’d just steal it from her outright. And if she put up a fight? There were plenty of accidents that could happen to a country girl on her first trip to the big city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553276831
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1983
Series:
Sackett Series, #5
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
96,763
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 260 million copies of his books in print around the world.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 22, 1908
Date of Death:
June 10, 1988
Place of Birth:
Jamestown, North Dakota
Education:
Self-educated
Website:
http://www.louislamour.com/

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Ride the River 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The girl in this book has what it takes to make it back then and today. Every girl should read fhis book.
western More than 1 year ago
If someone thinks LL wrote only westerns for men(a misconception I have spent my whole life trying to alter)then hand this one to a woman or a girl and they will not want to put it down! My grandfather,grandmother,father,mother,stepdad,stepmom,brothers sister,aunts,uncles,cousins,friends, and foe alike have always found Louis Lamour a unifying source. Echo Sackett a young girl of 16 shows brains and heart in situations that most think only a man could handle. Louis's women are always right in the best light and are never treated as sex objects but as co-equals in what was a very hard life. Start your children reading Louis and you will never have to question yourself later in life if you pointed them into great literature!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. This is the first western I read. I met someone in Barnes and Noble who recommended it. She said it was a good first time western to read, and she was right. I never thought that I would enjoy a western, but the Sacketts are very interesting people. What I really liked was the historical facts. 1840-1850 before the civil war. He makes you really like the characters. Echo Sackett a sixteen year old who leaves her home to travel far away to claim her family fortune. The people she meets along the way.. What challenges she has to face. I loved the book, I would read another Louis L'Amour book.
ALWAYS_UP_FRONT More than 1 year ago
No one brings back the the history of North American development lixe Louis L amour. The Sackett series covers the eariest part of our history when this country was a Bristish territory up to the Wild West days. In writting each book the author has conducted research so his characters and his discriptions of events, locations, and activities are all accurate. His writting style flows so it is hard to put any of his books down. This and all of his books are designed for a reader who reads at least at the middle school leavel who is reading the book for "fun". Any book by this author is worth reading. Any western or history book club discussion group should put not only this book but any other book in this series on its list of possible books for the club to discuss. (Yes it is not a true history-but the events in the books by the author are true, just the Sackett family was not present with G. Washington, etc.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful mixture of fiction and history plus a great story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT STORY.I WONT SPOIL THE EXCITMENT SO JUST BUY IT.ANYONE WHO LIKES WESTERNS WILL LOVE THIS.OR IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH GENRE'S LOUIS L'AMOUR IS THE WAY TO GO.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Louis L'Amour did a great job writing this book. The reason why I enjoyed it so much was because there are not many books out there who talk about rugged women who can out do the men. Echo Sackett is awesome!!
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
This book was a delightful surprise. I wasn't expecting much from the main character, Echo Sackett, because L'Amour's female characters in other books are often flat and one-dimensional. He blew me away with a strong female character. I adored the ending of this book, mostly because I expected a different ending (the typical fairy tale ending - girl gets in trouble, dude rides in on a white horse to rescue her). On several occasions, L'Amour sets up a deus ex machina, only to have Echo sidestep it or pull the rug out from under it by making decisions of her own. Echo ain't no fancy city lady waiting for a man to come save her. She's a mountain girl, born and bred in Appalachia (Tennessee), and more than capable of taking care of her dang self. This book can read as a stand-alone from the rest of the series and I highly recommend it for young adult females.
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Av3ryRD More than 1 year ago
five star sruff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series following one family through 1600 to the late 1800's. Written by the best author of western stories (many made into movies) - Louis L'Amour.
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I love this book
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Amazing book. La'mour has done it again.
coope47 More than 1 year ago
The story of the Sackett family from the first colonizers through many generations as they gradually move west to California and north and south from Ohio to Texas makes great reading for those interested in how America was opened up and developed.
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