Ride the River

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553276831
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1983
  • Series: Sackett Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 113,067
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.89 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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.

Biography

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.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Louis Dearborn LaMoore (real name); Tex Burns and Jim Mayo
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1908
    2. Place of Birth:
      Jamestown, North Dakota
    1. Date of Death:
      June 10, 1988

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    This book is a great read for guys and gals.

    The girl in this book has what it takes to make it back then and today. Every girl should read fhis book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    A book for the whole family!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Ride The River by Louis L'Amour

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Highly Recommended-worth your money, best way is to get each book of the series in order that they were writtn

    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.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    Louis L'Amour continues the Sackett adventures. No one does it better.

    A wonderful mixture of fiction and history plus a great story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    BUY IT

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2004

    Woman Power!

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    five star sruff.

    five star sruff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    If you enjoy a good western, you'll love it.

    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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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Awesome!!!!!

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Ride the river

    Amazing book. La'mour has done it again.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Highly recommended if you like to explore the development of the US

    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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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Loved it! Awesome

    True western writing at its best! No skipping sappy lines or corny storylines that fell flat. True clasic with memorable characters!

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  • Posted June 23, 2010

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    The Rivers End...

    Well this is the second book I have read by this author, and if the books were not free gifts I never would have read the first and definitely not the second. However, the author did improve in this second installation in both character development and story line. Ride the river is about a young girl traveling alone across a few states back in the day (late 1800's early 1900's) and complications which can arise in such situations. It deals heavily with commitments people make, how every association a person has can affect them and loyalty amongst friends and family. It was great to see a heroine instead of a pining lady like in the last book. Yet he almost takes "Echo's" independence and abilities to resolve situations a little too far. Overall I enjoyed the book; it had some good twists and turns with adequate details for all which were going on. Biggest issue with the book, the ending happens in two pages, seriously. There is a long chase, hunt and traveling to get through the book, only to have it wrapped up snuggly in two pages.cliff hanger doesn't cover it, lack of planning is more likely. C

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    blunder

    purchased as a christmas gift,barnes & noble sent to wrong address and has never refunded money....very dissatisfied

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Service

    Great service and fast. Book takes a turn in the main character is a woman not a man which is not seldom found in Louis L'Amour's books.

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