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Synopsis: 'Any reader who enjoys action-filled western adventure dreads the day that Compton runs out of western trails to write about...' -ROUNDUP MAGAZINE Gold fever had hit California and, suddenly, the land was full of hungry pioneers. For Gil and Van Austin, two Texas brothers, it meant the chance to sell well-grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a treacherous cattle drive up through Mexico. The only trouble was that California was on the other side of a searing desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a whole passel of outlaw trouble. And while the Texans and their men were ready to take it all on, they weren't prepared for the ultimate act of treachery and deceit.
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From bestselling author Ralph Compton comes the bold and breathtaking saga of a trail-blazing cattle drive in the blistering heat of the California gold rush...
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns―and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north where the money was. But it all took a wild and dangerous turn in 1849, as the trail was overrun with dreamers, schemers, and gold...
THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL
Gold fever has hit California, and suddenly the land is full of hungry pioneers. For Texas brothers Gil and Van Austin, it means a chance to sell their well-grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a death-defying cattle drive up through Mexico. The only thing that stands between them and California is a scorching desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a passel of outlaws. And while the Texans are ready and willing to take it all on, there's one thing they're not prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery, greed, and back-stabbing deceit...
"Very seldom in literature have the legends of the Old West been so vividly painted."
Title: The California Trail (Ulverscroft Large ...
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Book Condition: Good
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