The Trail Drive

The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them to the railroad. Despite the hazards of trailing longhorns across some three hundred miles of Indian Territory, this was the only way to get them where the money was. Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary Western epic based on the history-blazing trail drives.

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The Virginia City Trail
The Virginia City Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 million maverick longhorns and...

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The Compton Collection
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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Ralph Compton's Trail Drive: The First Three Adventures
Ralph Compton's Trail Drive: The First Three Adventures

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton; Read by Scott Sowers

Macmillan Audio

The first three books in the Trail Drive series are now together in a special collection.The Goodnight TrailFormer Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford...

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The Western Trail
The Western Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 longhorns across some three...

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The California Trail
The California Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 Colorado and La Panza...

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The Dodge City Trail
The Dodge City Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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...

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The Green River Trail
The Green River Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 and former mountain man Jim Bridger,...

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The Old Spanish Trail
The Old Spanish Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 mountains, desert and Indian war-- for...

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The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 five millionmaverick longhorns...

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The Shawnee Trail
The Shawnee Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 the Civil War were five...

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The Deadwood Trail
The Deadwood Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 this before...The only riches...

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The Santa Fe Trail
The Santa Fe Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 Bandera Trail
The Bandera Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings...

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The Chisholm Trail
The Chisholm Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 Jesse Chisholm and a Cherokee...

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The Goodnight Trail
The Goodnight Trail

The Trail Drive

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Press

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 long drive to Colorado. From the...

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