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The Goodnight Trail 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 Trinity River Brakes To Denver, They Ll Battle Endless Miles Of Flooded Rivers, Parched Desert, And Whiskey Crazed Comanches And Come Face To Face With Judge Roy Bean And Legendar

About the Author: Ralph Compton

Ralph Compton April 11, 1934 September 16, 1998 was an American writer of western fiction.A native of St Clair County, Alabama, Compton began his writing career with a notable work, The Goodnight Trail, which was chosen as a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award bestowed upon the Best Debut Novel He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series In the last decade of his life, he authoredthan two dozen novels, some of which made it onto the USA Today bestseller list for fiction.Ralph Compton died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 64 Since his passing, Signet Books has continued the author s legacy, releasing new novels, written by authors such as Joseph A West and David Robbins, under Compton s byline.http us.macmillan.com author ralphc

10 thoughts on “The Goodnight Trail

  1. says:

    Western, anyone Oh yeah, this is my first Not counting Annie Proloux s short story, Brokeback Mountain, this is the first Western novel that I read from cover to cover Western is the genre that I find the least interesting I think the reason is that there are no cowboys here in Manila and horses are being used either to bring tourists around some historical sites o

  2. says:

    This author was recommended to me some years ago and I remember picking this up in the final days of Borders 90% off liquidation sale Book 1 of the Trail series, and I believe it was the authors first published book That probably explains the faults I found with it The writing was adequate but bordering on annoying in a few places Some repetition of the same phrases over an

  3. says:

    I got bored Very poor writing when the word McCaleb appears on..every..single..page on page 321 it appeared 10 times ugh.

  4. says:

    This is one of those books that when you think it can t possibly haveto one character something else comes around the bend I did wish it went intodetails as to how the actual trail drive went andabout Charles Goodnight The latter could be because I picked it up expecting it to focus on Mr Goodnight Overall a great read I feel like I would have stayed up half the night to finish it if I neede

  5. says:

    Good audio book to listen to on the trip to Gettysburg This was Book I in the Trail Drive Series I ll have to try some of these stories in print and see if they read as good as Elmer Kelton My favorite character was Goose , a Lipan Apache scout saved by the drovers from the Comanche He carries a big knife

  6. says:

    Got better as it went on but there was never any real sense of danger or anxiety Sure there was a climactic point in the story, but no real fear that Bent wouldn t get out of it He s probably too awesome of a cowboy, literally nothing is too complicated or dangerous for him to get out of it.

  7. says:

    Yet another action packed trail drive wester However, I question Compton s use of language in some parts What on earth is a.53 caliber Schroeder p 168 that is then refered to as a needle gun in any further mention The only reference I can find to this is in this novel If anyone else writing a review has an answer, I would love to know.

  8. says:

    First real Western I have ever read, and it had its good and bad moments Book s first half dragged, then picked up The latter half of the book was better, but skipped around in time too much, losing its flow Altogether, not a bad book.

  9. says:

    This is one in a series of semi historical fiction about establishing the cattle drive trails Everyone should read a cowboy story now and then

  10. says:

    Good oater withhistorical accuracy than most.

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