Ralph Compton

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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The Compton Collection
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton; Read by Scott Sowers
Macmillan Audio

3-CD abridged value edition of Ralph Compton's titles. Includes The Goodnight Trail, The Western Trail, and The Chisholm Trail.


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The Virginia City Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton, read by Scott Sowers
Macmillan Audio

Through a thousand miles of dust, fists, and guns, they found the courage to keep on driving. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five...


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The Shawnee Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
Macmillan Audio

Stampedes, rustlers, and hostile Indians wouldn't slow them down. They were bound for Kansas, and a Texas-sized fight! The only riches Texans had left after...


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The Deadwood Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

They had beaten the harsh odds of the frontier. But for the two powerful ranchers, the most formidable trail lay ahead. There had never been a trail drive like...


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The Green River Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The year was 1853. For handful of cowboys turned California Gold Rushers, it was time to go home. Then Lonnie Kilgore and his fellow Texans met Western legend...


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The Old Spanish Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

An extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the great frontier. Hard-riding Texans were braving...


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The Santa Fe Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

They left Missouri and were headed to Santa Fe. Standing in their way was a parched desert, a land of outlaws and enemies-and one man's dangerous past.


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The Oregon Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

They Risked Their Lives To Bring Cattle to Missouri. Now They Faced A Journey Twics As Dangerous... The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were...


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The Dodge City Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

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...


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The Western Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In the aftermath of the Civil War, cash-starved Texans turned to the only resource they possessed in abundance: longhorn cows. Despite the hazards of trailing...


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The Winchester Run
The Sundown Riders
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

On a frontier torn by war and renegades, they carried a cargo more valuable than gold... Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open plains. And a few...


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Across the Rio Colorado
The Sundown Riders
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Across rivers of blood and plains of tears, he led a wagon train toward a country fighting to be born. . . Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open...


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North To The Bitterroot
The Sundown Riders
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Between Kansas City and Montana Territory were a thousand ways to die-and a few bold men who would never turn back. Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died...


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The California Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

An extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier. Across the Pecos, the Rio...


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The Bandera Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The only riches Texans has left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the...


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The Chisholm Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Armed with only a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ten Chisholm—the bold, illegitimate son of frontier scout and plains ambassador...


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The Goodnight Trail
The Trail Drive
Ralph Compton
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the...


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