Reader recommendation: We Pointed Them North Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Jim Petersen Metairie, La. August 16, 2014 About video ads View Caption of During the heyday of the cowboy in the 1870s and 1880s, they used to herd cattle up the old trails from Texas to Montana. Larry McMurtry calls Teddy Blue’s We Pointed Them North “a superb memoir; and far and away the best book on the trail drivers.” Can you guess which literary work goes with each final line? Take our quiz!