Ralph Moody





Ralph Moody

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born
in East Rochester, NH, The United States
December 16, 1898

died
June 28, 1982

gender
male

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Ralph Moody was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies about the American West. He was born in East Rochester, New Hampshire, in 1898 but moved to Colorado with his family when he was eight in the hopes that a dry climate would improve his father Charles's tuberculosis. Moody detailed his experiences in Colorado in the first book of the Little Britches series, Father and I Were Ranchers.

After his father died, eleven-year-old Moody assumed the duties of the "man of the house." He and his sister Grace combined ingenuity with hard work in a variety of odd jobs to help their mother provide for their large family. The Moody clan returned to the East Coast some time after Charles's death, but Moody had difficulty readjusting.
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Average rating: 4.29 · 11,619 ratings · 1,117 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Father and I Were Ranchers ...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 5,783 ratings — published 1950 — 14 editions
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Man of the Family (Little B...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,344 ratings — published 1951 — 10 editions
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The Home Ranch (Little Brit...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 857 ratings — published 1955 — 6 editions
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The Fields of Home (Little ...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 849 ratings — published 1953 — 7 editions
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Mary Emma & Company (Little...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 780 ratings — published 1961 — 8 editions
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Shaking the Nickel Bush (Li...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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The Dry Divide (Little Brit...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 1963 — 3 editions
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Horse of a Different Color:...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
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Come On, Seabiscuit!
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1973 — 10 editions
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Riders of the Pony Express
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Father and I Were Ranchers Man of the Family The Home Ranch Mary Emma & Company The Fields of Home Shaking the Nickel Bush The Dry Divide
Little Britches (8 books)
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“There are only two kinds of men in this world: Honest men and dishonest men. ...Any man who says the world owes him a living is dishonest. The same God that made you and me made this earth. And He planned it so that it would yield every single thing that the people on it need. But He was careful to plan it so that it would only yield up its wealth in exchange for the labor of man. Any man who tries to share in that wealth without contributing the work of his brain or his hands is dishonest.”
Ralph Moody

“Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it's cattle, or horses, or men; the least government is the best government. ”
Ralph Moody

“Son, there are times a man has to do things he doesn't like to, in order to protect his family.”
Ralph Moody