Glory Trail

Author: David R. Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781370382811
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It was a chance for a new beginning and a better life for a wagon train of hopefuls leaving the war torn South to relocate in Kansas. Unfortunately, new enemies and old habits die hard, and the truth can come to mean very little. Out-manned and out-gunned, Ruben, Marion, and Homer put their lives on the line as they saddle up and fight for what is right on the GLORY TRAIL.

The Ogallala Trail

Author: Ralph Compton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451215574
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Despite his reluctance and still haunted by the events of his last drive, Sam Ketchum takes on the difficult challenge of bringing the cattle from Frio Springs to the markets of Nebraska, dealing with the hardships of the trail, renegade Comanche, and rustlers along with way, but now his task is further complicated when he finds himself in the middle of a deadly Texas feud. Original.

The Trail To Ogallala

Author: Benjamin Capps
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875650135
Size: 59.72 MB
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This novel won the 1964 Spur Award for best western novel of the year. It is a realistic account of a cattle drive involving 3000 head along the Western Cattle Trail from a ranch about 50 or 60 miles west of San Antonio, Texas, to Ogallala, Nebraska, in the late 1870s or early 1880s. It is obvious that this Texan author did research in preparation for this story.

Lonesome Dove

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451606539
Size: 16.23 MB
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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Ogallala Trail

Author: David R. Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781311781987
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Once again, Marshal Marion Daniels calls on Ruben Beeler for help in righting a terrible wrong. Cecil Man-Bear, one of Marion's old friends, has been crippled, his wife killed, and his daughter stolen by a half-breed. Marion and Ruben take to a trail that leads them far into the Sioux reservation of the Dakota Territory in pursuit of a man called Kills-Many and his band of renegades. With the help of Homer Poteet and an old Indian fighter named Owney Furnish, they make their way into dangerous country on a mission to rescue the daughter and make sure justice is served. It's a long and hazardous ride on the Ogallala Trail.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453274146
Size: 66.85 MB
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The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Cadillac Desert

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672828
Size: 13.66 MB
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shadow Trails

Author: Graham J. Flowers
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490976778
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Nightmares haunted the mind of the injured man, hour after hour. The smoke, the sound of guns, and the sights of battle were everywhere. He imagined men charging at one another with exploding rifles. He passed bloody soldiers groaning and lying on trampled cotton fields, and others gasping and wailing for water. The maddening noise and confusion continued when he saw a raven-haired woman running with a young child in her arms and a stranger lying dead in the rain. Shadow Trails is a story about a young man who has been shot three times and left for dead on the hot Nebraska prairie. He is rescued by a hermit only to find that he has amnesia. Searching for his former life, he takes a job on a cattle ranch where he falls in love with the owner's daughter, but realizes that they have no future until he recovers his past. As his memory slowly returns he discovers that he is in a race against time to stop the men who shot him before they kill his family.

We Pointed Them North

Author: E.C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806186801
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E. C. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. He came up the trail to Montana from Texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer. For more than fifty years he was known to cowmen from Texas to Alberta as "Teddy Blue." This is his story, as told to Helena Huntington Smith, who says that the book is "all Teddy Blue. My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by being literary.... Because the cowboy flourished in the middle of the Victorian age, which is certainly a funny paradox, no realistic picture of him was ever drawn in his own day. Here is a self-portrait by a cowboy which is full and honest." And Teddy Blue himself says, "Other old-timers have told all about stampedes and swimming rivers and what a terrible time we had, but they never put in any of the fun, and fun was at least half of it." So here it is—the cowboy classic, with the "terrible" times and the "fun" which have entertained readers everywhere. First published in 1939, We Pointed Them North has been brought back into print by the University of Oklahoma Press in completely new format, with drawings by Nick Eggenhofer, and with the full, original text.