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The California Trail

(1994)
(The fifth book in the Trail Drive series)
A novel by

 
 
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 mountains, the Texans and their longhorns kept charging-all the way to California gold!

Between The Bandera Range And California, They Faced All The Challenges Of Man And God, But Nothing Could Ever Make Them Quit.

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 to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.

The California Trail

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 and willing to take it all on, there was one thing they weren't prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery and deceit in a land of schemers, dreamers and gold!

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Used availability for Ralph Compton's The California Trail

Hardback Editions

October 1996 : UK Hardback

Title: California Trail, The (Niagara Large Print S.)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-7089-5846-X / 978-0-7089-5846-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Bks.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The California Trail (Trail Drive, No. 5)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-312-95169-8 / 978-0-312-95169-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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July 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The California Trail (Trail Drive)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-330-33441-7 / 978-0-330-33441-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD

Title: The California Trail: The Trail Drive, Book 5
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 1-4272-9521-2 / 978-1-4272-9521-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The California Trail (The Trail Drive)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 1-4272-1426-3 / 978-1-4272-1426-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The California Trail (Trail Drive)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 1-890990-04-3 / 978-1-890990-04-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Otis Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The California Trail: The Trail Drive, Book 5 (Ralph Compton Novels)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA