From bestselling author Ralph Compton--an extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier.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...THE GOODNIGHT TRAILFormer 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 legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard-riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory--or die hard."A sweeping, historically accurate [series] that makes America's trail drives come alive." --Artesia Daily Press(New Mexico)Compton, Ralph H. is the author of 'Goodnight Trail' with ISBN 9780312928155 and ISBN 0312928157.