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The Lonesome Dove Series
     

The Lonesome Dove Series

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by Larry McMurtry
 
The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West.

Dead Man’s Walk
As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for

Overview

The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West.

Dead Man’s Walk
As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for short--have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.

Comanche Moon
Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, are still figuring out how to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him--when they sign up to pursue the Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf into Mexico. On this mission their captain, Inish Scull, is captured by the brutally cruel Mexican bandit Ahumado, and Gus and Call must come to the rescue, with the aid of new friends including Joshua Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker, as well as the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes.

Lonesome Dove
Gus and Call, now retired from the Texas Rangers and settled in the border town of Lonesome Dove running the Hat Creek Cattle Company, are visited by their old friend Jake Spoon, who convinces Gus and Call to gather a herd of cattle and drive them north to Montana in order to start a cattle ranch in untouched territory. Gus is further motivated by a desire to see the love of his life, Clara Allen (nee Forsythe), who now lives with her children and comatose horse-trader husband in Ogallala, Nebraska. On the way to Montana they travel through wild country full of thieves, murderers, and a lifetime's worth of unforgettable adventure.
 
Streets of Laredo
Woodrow Call is back in Texas, a Ranger once again and a general gun-for-hire, but increasingly a relic as the westward sprawl of the railroads rapidly settles the once lawless frontier. Hired by a railroad tycoon to hunt down a dangerous bandit named Joey Garza, Call sets out once again with a hapless Yankee named Ned Brookshire who works for the railroad company that hired Call. Call's old friend Pea Eye Parker--who initially refused to join the expedition because of his family--sets off with the Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes to try to catch up with Call, until he runs into troubles of his own. The long pursuit of Garza leads them all across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451611762
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
2624
Sales rank:
71,263
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author


Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Archer City, Texas
Date of Birth:
June 3, 1936
Place of Birth:
Wichita Falls, Texas
Education:
B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

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The Lonesome Dove Series 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
UgandaJim More than 1 year ago
Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite all time reads. As others have said, the characters are so incredibly well done that this book is perfect for those who enjoy great writing, whether they think they like westerns or don't. (I'm NOT usually a western fan). The sense of place is incredibly well done throughout all these books. The other books are quite good, but they aren't as good as Lonesome Dove. That isn't saying the other books aren't good, they just suffer by comparison to a true classic. The same could be said for many other books. McMurtry seems more at home with this period than any, especially the present. Don't let it slow you from selecting these books if you've struggeld through some of his present-day stuff, or breezed through and were left unsatisfied. These books are in a class by themselves. They are also much better than the Berrybinder books or his other westerns. Read Lonesome Dove because it is a classic and you will love it. Read the others to get the rest of the story. You won't be disappointed. In my opinion, this is series to be read and savored alone. They aren't particularly well suited to groups.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent series - the best western I have ever read. After watching Lonesome Dove on television (more than once) it really gave life to all the characters in the book.
MaryNE More than 1 year ago
I'm on my fifth reading of this series and they seem as exciting this time as they did the first. As I'm reading, I'm anxiously awaiting the next page, while dreading the fact that I'm getting closer to the end. I feel as though I'm right there, living the adventure with the characters. It's sad, thrilling, exciting, and dreadful to live through their lives with them. Anyone who hasn't read this series has truly missed an great experience.
trajankilgore More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by how quickly I became involved in the lives and struggles of McCrae and Call, and through them their loves and enemies, their associates and "friends." A rewarding read for a dedicated reader.
Beebob More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down!
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Absolutely amazing and totally worth the time you will spend reading them. If this series and the movie they made had a race this series would lap the movie three times it so much better.
Crabistic More than 1 year ago
Exceptional!
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