Dead Man's Walk

Dead Man's Walk

A Novel

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780684857541
Call Number: MCMURTRY
Characteristics: 518 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Texas Rangers -- Fiction.
McCrae, Augustus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Call, Woodrow (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Comanche Indians -- Fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Western fiction.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
May 07, 2019

I haven't read "Lonesome Dove" or "Streets of Laredo" yet, but decided to begin the LD series in chronological order based on when the books's events were set. "Dead Man's Walk" is first, followed by "Comanche Moon," both of which were published after LD and "Streets of Laredo." I found DMW to be a page-turner with suspense and plenty of trials for Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call.

Oct 16, 2016

Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call [Lonesome Dove] as young men join the Texas Rangers. By a fun bit of trickery with time and history McMurtry involves them in the Texas Santa Fe Expedition of 1841 which in this rendition ends as the Mier Expedition.... Don't attempt to get your history from this one, but it's an amusing revisiting of the two later heroes of Lonesome Dove before the ever dreamed of renting pigs.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GCPL

To Top