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The Old Spanish Trail

(Book 11 in the Trail Drive series)
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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 the promise of a golden land called California...

Over one million copies of Ralph Compton's Trail Drive novels in print!

Missouri was closed to Texas cattle. Santa Fe was closed by murder. Now, they had one choice: cross desert mountains and hostile Indian land-- to a place called California...

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-blazing trail drives.

For the ranchers riding with Rand Hayes, things had gone from bad to worse. The Santa Fe man who'd contracted five thousand head of cattle was dead-- murdered by renegades. Now the Texans had a herd of longhorns and only one choice: cross two mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert to the gold-fevered market at Los Angeles. A trail blazed by ancient Spaniards, this was a route that would lead through a brutal, wondrous land, where a hostile Ute nation was only one danger the cattle drive faced, and California was a shooting war away...

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Used availability for Ralph Compton's The Old Spanish Trail

Hardback Editions

December 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: The Old Spanish Trail
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-7089-9206-4 / 978-0-7089-9206-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Old Spanish Trail: The Trail Drive, Book 11
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-312-96408-0 / 978-0-312-96408-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

July 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Old Spanish Trail (The Trail Drive Series, 11)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 1-890990-22-1 / 978-1-890990-22-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Otis Audio Inc
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Old Spanish Trail: The Trail Drive, Book 11 (Ralph Compton Novels)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA