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Louis L'Amour (1908–1988)

Autor(a) de Last of the Breed

807+ Works 83,294 Membros 1,034 Críticas 103 Favorited

About the Author

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota on March 22, 1908, Louis L'Amour's adventurous life could have been the subject of one of his novels. Striking out on his own in 1923, at age 15, L'Amour began a peripatetic existence, taking whatever jobs were available, from skinning dead cattle to being a sailor. mostrar mais L'Amour knew early in life that he wanted to be a writer, and the experiences of those years serve as background for some of his later fiction. During the 1930s he published short stories and poetry; his career was interrupted by army service in World War II. After the war, L'Amour began writing for western pulp magazines and wrote several books in the Hopalong Cassidy series using the pseudonym Tex Burns. His first novel, Westward the Tide (1950), serves as an example of L'Amour's frontier fiction, for it is an action-packed adventure story containing the themes and motifs that he uses throughout his career. His fascination with history and his belief in the inevitability of manifest destiny are clear. Also present and typical of L'Amour's work are the strong, capable, beautiful heroine who is immediately attracted to the equally capable hero; a clear moral split between good and evil; reflections on the Native Americans, whose land and ways of life are being disrupted; and a happy ending. Although his work is somewhat less violent than that of other western writers, L'Amour's novels all contain their fair share of action, usually in the form of gunfights or fistfights. L'Amour's major contribution to the western genre is his attempt to create, in 40 or more books, the stories of three families whose histories intertwine as the generations advance across the American frontier. The novels of the Irish Chantry, English Sackett, and French Talon families are L'Amour's most ambitious project, and sadly were left unfinished at his death. Although L'Amour did not complete all of the novels, enough of the series exists to demonstrate his vision. L'Amour's strongest attribute is his ability to tell a compelling story; readers do not mind if the story is similar to one they have read before, for in the telling, L'Amour adds enough small twists of plot and detail to make it worth the reader's while. L'Amour fans also enjoy the bits of information he includes about everything from wilderness survival skills to finding the right person to marry. These lessons give readers the sense that they are getting their money's worth, that there is more to a L'Amour novel than sheer escapism. With over 200 million copies of his books in print worldwide, L'Amour must be counted as one of the most influential writers of westerns in this century. He died from lung cancer on June 10, 1988. (Bowker Author Biography) Louis L'Amour, truly America's favorite storyteller, was the first fiction writer ever to receive the Congressional Gold Medal from the United States Congress in honor of his life's work, & was also awarded the Medal of Freedom. There are over 260 million copies of his books in print worldwide. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Louis L'Amour

Last of the Breed (1986) 1,732 exemplares
The Haunted Mesa (1987) 1,391 exemplares
The Walking Drum (1984) 1,357 exemplares
Sackett's Land (1974) 1,272 exemplares
Jubal Sackett (1985) 1,240 exemplares
Hondo (1953) 1,217 exemplares
To the Far Blue Mountains (1976) 1,181 exemplares
Sackett (1961) 1,165 exemplares
The Daybreakers (1960) 1,154 exemplares
The Lonesome Gods (1983) 1,125 exemplares
Education of a Wandering Man (1989) 1,105 exemplares
The Warrior's Path (1980) 1,075 exemplares
Ride the River (1983) 1,024 exemplares
Flint (1960) 952 exemplares
The Sackett Brand (1965) 931 exemplares
Lonely on the Mountain (1980) 866 exemplares
Lando (1962) 854 exemplares
Mojave Crossing (1964) 825 exemplares
Ride the Dark Trail (1972) 823 exemplares
The Lonely Men (1969) 817 exemplares
Comstock Lode (1981) 814 exemplares
Mustang Man (1966) 807 exemplares
Treasure Mountain (1972) 802 exemplares
The Sky-Liners (1967) 786 exemplares
Bendigo Shafter (1979) 758 exemplares
Galloway (1970) 750 exemplares
The Quick and the Dead (1973) 732 exemplares
Down the Long Hills (1968) 715 exemplares
Sitka (1957) 708 exemplares
The Ferguson Rifle (1973) 707 exemplares
The Cherokee Trail (1982) 701 exemplares
Silver Canyon (1951) 697 exemplares
Reilly's Luck (1970) 692 exemplares
The Iron Marshall (1979) 691 exemplares
Conagher (1969) 685 exemplares
Son of a Wanted Man (1984) 676 exemplares
How the West was Won (1962) 668 exemplares
Fair Blows the Wind (1978) 667 exemplares
The Man Called Noon (1970) 659 exemplares
The Shadow Riders (1982) 659 exemplares
Passin' Through (1985) 657 exemplares
The Man from the Broken Hills (1975) 649 exemplares
Borden Chantry (1977) 643 exemplares
The Californios (1974) 631 exemplares
Guns of the Timberlands (1955) 627 exemplares
Bowdrie (1983) 609 exemplares
The Rider of Lost Creek (1976) 607 exemplares
Crossfire Trail (1954) 606 exemplares
Milo Talon (1981) 603 exemplares
Kiowa Trail (1965) 602 exemplares
The Mountain Valley War (1978) 602 exemplares
Tucker (1971) 601 exemplares
To Tame a Land (1955) 601 exemplares
The First Fast Draw (1959) 596 exemplares
Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957) 586 exemplares
The Man from Skibbereen (1973) 586 exemplares
Dark Canyon (1963) 582 exemplares
High Lonesome (1962) 582 exemplares
Fallon (1963) 580 exemplares
Utah Blaine (1954) 580 exemplares
Heller with a Gun (1955) 580 exemplares
The Tall Stranger (1957) 577 exemplares
The Broken Gun (1966) 574 exemplares
The Proving Trail (1979) 574 exemplares
Westward the Tide (1977) 572 exemplares
Chancy (1968) 571 exemplares
The Key-Lock Man (1965) 570 exemplares
The Empty Land (1969) 568 exemplares
Showdown at Yellow Butte (1953) 567 exemplares
The Burning Hills (1956) 567 exemplares
Under the Sweetwater Rim (1971) 565 exemplares
The Rustlers of West Fork (1979) 559 exemplares
Hanging Woman Creek (1964) 559 exemplares
Over on the Dry Side (1975) 558 exemplares
Kid Rodel (1966) 544 exemplares
End of the Drive (1997) 543 exemplares
The Outlaws of Mesquite (1990) 536 exemplares
Kilkenny (1954) 535 exemplares
Matagorda (1967) 535 exemplares
Brionne (1968) 534 exemplares
The High Graders (1965) 532 exemplares
North to the Rails (1971) 530 exemplares
Shalako (1962) 526 exemplares
Buckskin Run (1981) 525 exemplares
Callaghen (1972) 523 exemplares
Catlow (1962) 522 exemplares
Rivers West (1975) 520 exemplares
Radigan (1958) 519 exemplares
Bowdrie's Law (1972) 518 exemplares
The Trail to Seven Pines (1951) 512 exemplares
Where the Long Grass Blows (1976) 505 exemplares
Taggart (1959) 498 exemplares
War Party (1975) 494 exemplares
Kilrone (1966) 492 exemplares
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (1999) 489 exemplares
Killoe (1962) 478 exemplares
The Strong Shall Live (1980) 477 exemplares
Long Ride Home (1989) 477 exemplares
Law of the Desert Born (1946) 469 exemplares
The Riders of High Rock (1951) 467 exemplares
Monument Rock (1998) 464 exemplares
West of Dodge (1996) 461 exemplares
Off the Mangrove Coast (2000) 456 exemplares
Dutchman's Flat (1986) 444 exemplares
The Trail to Crazy Man (1986) 432 exemplares
May There Be a Road (2001) 430 exemplares
Riding for the Brand (1986) 425 exemplares
Lonigan (1988) 425 exemplares
Yondering (1980) 424 exemplares
The Rider of the Ruby Hills (1986) 419 exemplares
Valley of the Sun (1995) 417 exemplares
Trouble Shooter (1951) 413 exemplares
With These Hands (2002) 406 exemplares
The Hills of Homicide: Stories (1983) 374 exemplares
Night Over the Solomons (1986) 330 exemplares
West from Singapore (1987) 305 exemplares
From the Listening Hills (2003) 275 exemplares
Smoke from this Altar (1990) 211 exemplares
A Man Called Trent (1965) 133 exemplares
The Sixth Shotgun (1949) 132 exemplares
Frontier (1984) 131 exemplares
West of the Tularosa (1986) 115 exemplares
Grub Line Rider (1951) 100 exemplares
The Sacketts Volume 1 (1980) 100 exemplares
Showdown Trail (1986) 95 exemplares
The Sacketts Volume 3 (1980) 93 exemplares
The Sacketts Volume 4 (1972) 91 exemplares
The Shadow Riders [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Novel by — 86 exemplares
The Sacketts Volume 2 (1980) 78 exemplares
Big Medicine (1986) 75 exemplares
No Traveller Returns (2018) 65 exemplares
Man Riding West (1986) 55 exemplares
Trailing West (1800) 52 exemplares
The Lawless West (2007) 52 exemplares
Mistakes Can Kill You (1986) 49 exemplares
The Sky-Liners [and] Galloway (1970) 49 exemplares
Desert Death-Song (1950) 46 exemplares
Riders of the Dawn (1993) 45 exemplares
The Sacketts Volume 5 (1985) 42 exemplares
Radigan [and] North to the Rails (2008) 41 exemplares
The Golden West (2003) 38 exemplares
The Sacketts (1979) 38 exemplares
Glory Riders (2011) 34 exemplares
Showdown on the Hogback (2005) 34 exemplares
Shalako/Catlow (2008) 32 exemplares
Utah Blaine & Silver Canyon (2008) 28 exemplares
The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon (1985) 27 exemplares
Booty for a Bad Man (1991) 26 exemplares
Lone Star Law (2005) 26 exemplares
A Gun for Kilkenny (1986) 23 exemplares
The Black Rock Coffin Makers (1950) 23 exemplares
Lost Trails (2007) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Lit a Shuck for Texas (1986) 20 exemplares
McQueen of the Tumbling K (1986) 16 exemplares
Rowdy Rides to Glory (1987) 16 exemplares
Dead Ringer: A Western Trio (2019) 13 exemplares
Sackett's Gold 13 exemplares
The Turkeyfeather Riders (1986) 13 exemplares
One For The Pot (1975) 11 exemplares
Showdown (2009) 11 exemplares
The Strong Land: A Western Sextet (2012) 11 exemplares
Tales from the Old West (2005) 11 exemplares
Keep Travelin', Rider (1986) 10 exemplares
The Kilkenny Series Bundle (2015) 10 exemplares
Bannon (2017) 9 exemplares
The Killer From the Pecos (1983) 8 exemplares
Bowdrie Follows a Cold Trail (1983) 8 exemplares
Medicine Ground (Louis L'Amour) (1995) 8 exemplares
Bowdrie Passes Through (1983) 8 exemplares
Unguarded Moment (1983) 8 exemplares
A Job for a Ranger (1983) 8 exemplares
The Diamond of Jeru (2000) 8 exemplares
Ride, You Tonto Raiders! (1949) 8 exemplares
Get Out of Town (Louis L'Amour) (1975) 7 exemplares
L'Amour: a collection (2010) 7 exemplares
Down Sonora Way (1984) 7 exemplares
Four-Card Draw (1986) 7 exemplares
A Trail to the West (1983) 7 exemplares
Fork Your Own Broncs (1986) 7 exemplares
The One for the Mohave Kid (1986) 7 exemplares
Bill Carey Rides West (1990) 7 exemplares
No Man's Man (2000) 7 exemplares
Survival (Louis L'Amour) (1999) 6 exemplares
No Trouble for the Cactus Kid (1947) 6 exemplares
Draw Straight: A Western Sextet (2020) 6 exemplares
That Triggernometry Tenderfoot (1989) 6 exemplares
The Nester and the Piute (1986) 6 exemplares
His Brother's Debt (1986) 6 exemplares
The Courting of Griselda (1997) 6 exemplares
Where Buzzards Fly (1984) 5 exemplares
The Lion Hunter and the Lady (1986) 5 exemplares
Horse Heaven (1950) 5 exemplares
MCNELLY KNOWS A RANGER (1984) 5 exemplares
Lännen mies (1979) 5 exemplares
THE KILKENNY SAGA 5 exemplares
Dead Man's Trail (1983) 5 exemplares
Louis L'Amour (1994) 5 exemplares
Death Song of the Sombrero (1947) 4 exemplares
The Marshal of Sentinel (1995) 4 exemplares
Strange Pursuit (1984) 4 exemplares
The Town No Guns Could Tame (1989) 4 exemplares
Trail to Pie Town (1886) 4 exemplares
The Guns Talk Loud (1947) 4 exemplares
L'envoi de l'aigle (1988) 4 exemplares
The Sacketts Volumes 1 - 4 (1980) 3 exemplares
Guns of the Timberland [1960 film] (2014) — Novel — 3 exemplares
Dead-end Drift (1987) 3 exemplares
Két szekér arany (1988) 3 exemplares
Lamour Sackett 4C Box Set (1999) 3 exemplares
Sackett Family (1992) 3 exemplares
Stay Out of My Nightmare (1983) 3 exemplares
Tales from the Trail (2007) 3 exemplares
Louis L'Amour Westerns 1 (CD) (2004) 3 exemplares
Fighter's Fiasco (2002) 3 exemplares
One Last Gun Notch (1942) 3 exemplares
Louis lamour 2 exemplares
Teksasin miehet tulevat (1983) 2 exemplares
Squatters on the Lonetree (1952) 2 exemplares
Collect from a Corpse (1983) 2 exemplares
The Hand of Kuan-yin 2 exemplares
More Brains than Bullets (1983) 2 exemplares
A Gift of Cochise 2 exemplares
Old Doc Yak (1992) 2 exemplares
Red Butte Showdown (2003) 2 exemplares
West of the Pilot Range (1995) 2 exemplares
Apache (1997) 2 exemplares
Le ranch de Clive Chantry (1976) 2 exemplares
Projekt Makatozi 2 exemplares
Shalako. (1969) 2 exemplares
Shandy Takes the Hook (1989) 2 exemplares
Westerns (2008) 2 exemplares
Louis L'Amour Collection (2006) 2 exemplares
The Marshal of Painted Rock (1953) 2 exemplares
Louis L'Amour's Trio of Tales (2008) 2 exemplares
In An Old Temple 2 exemplares
Jackson of Horntown (1947) 2 exemplares
il grande solitario 2 exemplares
Valley of the Sun (Dramatized) (2009) 2 exemplares
Rock Bannon (1980) 2 exemplares
Down the Long Hills 2 exemplares
One Night Stand 2 exemplares
Louis L'Amour - many books (1970) 2 exemplares
Trap of Gold (1951) 2 exemplares
A Honra dos Sackett 2 exemplares
Law of the Desert (2014) 2 exemplares
Hunted Mesa 1 exemplar
The Far Mountains 1 exemplar
Manden uden fortid 1 exemplar
Guldfloden 1 exemplar
Bloed op die Water 1 exemplar
Man Alleen 1 exemplar
LES DESPÉRADOS (1970) 1 exemplar
Le canon de la folle (1971) 1 exemplar
n Graf vir twee 1 exemplar
Showdown at Yellow Butte (1972) 1 exemplar
Le Train Du Kansas (1980) 1 exemplar
Les implacables. (1971) 1 exemplar
La Vallée verte (Western) (1983) 1 exemplar
LES LOUPS HURLENT A LA LUNE (1973) 1 exemplar
Sackett Et Son Mustang (1976) 1 exemplar
Sackett # 4 1 exemplar
North to the rails 1 exemplar
Begrav de döda 1 exemplar
Lost Trails 1 exemplar
La Longue Chasse (1981) 1 exemplar
The high graders 1 exemplar
La Cabane perdue (Western) (1983) 1 exemplar
The Cherokee Trail 1 exemplar
Der ruf des waldes 1 exemplar
A Falsa Pista Os sacketts (1987) 1 exemplar
Valley of The Sun 1 exemplar
Monument Rock 1 exemplar
Hillside Homicide 1 exemplar
Hondo (2023) 1 exemplar
War Party (1973) 1 exemplar
The Walking Drum 1 exemplar
Bivacco sulla neve 1 exemplar
℗I ℗due nemici (1986) 1 exemplar
Duel i ørkenen 1 exemplar
Barney Takes a Hand (1986) 1 exemplar
Cowboy Stories 1 exemplar
Big Country, Volume 3 (2012) 1 exemplar
Lunga fuga 1 exemplar
The Math Teacher 1 exemplar
A Trail Gone Cold 1 exemplar
Jacob Sackett 1 exemplar
Fighters Should Be Hungry (2000) 1 exemplar
West is Where the Heart Is (1986) 1 exemplar
Bad Place to Die (1989) 1 exemplar
The Catus Kid Pays a Debt (1989) 1 exemplar
Fuego en las Mantanas (1981) 1 exemplar
all works 1 exemplar
Lockendes Gold. 1 exemplar
Hævnens vej 1 exemplar
Lines To a Season 1 exemplar
Drama i vildmarken 1 exemplar
I Hate to Tell His Widow (1983) 1 exemplar
Banked Fires 1 exemplar
North Cape 1 exemplar
To You, Jeannine 1 exemplar
Decadence 1 exemplar
Love Out of Season 1 exemplar
The Running Hills 1 exemplar
After Tomorrow 1 exemplar
Yacodhapura 1 exemplar
Steppe 1 exemplar
To Giordano Bruno 1 exemplar
The Street of Lost Corpses (1983) 1 exemplar
With Death in his Corner (1983) 1 exemplar
Big Man 1 exemplar
Duffy's Man 1 exemplar
Hattan's Castle 1 exemplar
Author's Tea 1 exemplar
Secret Pass 1 exemplar
Winter 1 exemplar
Thicker than Blood 1 exemplar
The Fighting Four 1 exemplar
Collection Trail to Pie Town (2008) 1 exemplar
Kuiskaavan tuulen laakso (1983) 1 exemplar
Collectors Series 1 exemplar
Without This Land 1 exemplar
A Handful of Stars 1 exemplar
Life 1 exemplar
Biography in Stone 1 exemplar
Nocturne 1 exemplar
The Admiral 1 exemplar
Glorious! 1 exemplar
That Slash Seven Kid (1995) 1 exemplar
Winter Winds 1 exemplar
McVey 1 exemplar
I Came To Create 1 exemplar
Let Me Forget 1 exemplar
Rose of Memory 1 exemplar
Mutation 1 exemplar
Rain 1 exemplar
Then Comes Spring 1 exemplar
Let It Snow 1 exemplar
Forest People 1 exemplar
The Ghosts of Buckskin Run (1948) 1 exemplar
Twilight 1 exemplar
Tranquillity 1 exemplar
The Pioneer 1 exemplar
The Gladiator 1 exemplar
Picture 1 exemplar
Old Jerry 1 exemplar
Question 1 exemplar
In Protest 1 exemplar
In This Is Beauty 1 exemplar
The Dancing Kate 1 exemplar
East of Gorontalo 1 exemplar
Wings over Khabarovsk (1986) 1 exemplar
The Goose Flies South (1986) 1 exemplar
Tailwind to Tibet (1986) 1 exemplar
Pirates with Wings (1986) 1 exemplar
Mission to Siberut (1986) 1 exemplar
South of Suez 1 exemplar
The Weary One 1 exemplar
Hildebrand 1 exemplar
Riding On (1951) 1 exemplar
Showdown on the Tumbling T (1990) 1 exemplar
That Packsaddle Affair (1990) 1 exemplar
No Rest for the Wicked (1990) 1 exemplar
The Drift (1990) 1 exemplar
The Ghost Maker (1990) 1 exemplar
Alkali Basin 1 exemplar
My Three Friends 1 exemplar
What Gold Does to a Man (1961) 1 exemplar
In Victorio's Country (1995) 1 exemplar
Gila Crossing (1995) 1 exemplar
Det blodige opgør 1 exemplar
Home is the Hunter 1 exemplar
I Shall Go Back 1 exemplar
West of Dry Creek 1 exemplar
Calloway 1 exemplar
Fünf Partner (1965) 1 exemplar
Ein Mann wie Kid Rodelo (1966) 1 exemplar
Das war der wilde Westen (1969) 1 exemplar
Vol. 1 - Westerns (1997) 1 exemplar
To Hang Me High 1 exemplar
Fortune de feu (1986) — Autor — 1 exemplar
A Man Named Utah 1 exemplar
Ironwood Station 1 exemplar
Four by L'Amour (Dramatized) (1997) 1 exemplar
Yksinäiset jumalat (1985) 1 exemplar
Paperback 1 exemplar
Trail to Pie Town 1 exemplar
La lunga fuga (1990) 1 exemplar
Die schnelle Hand (1959) 1 exemplar
To Make a Stand 1 exemplar
Samotář (1995) 1 exemplar
No Man's Mesa (1995) 1 exemplar
Roundup in Texas 1 exemplar
The Cactus Kid 1 exemplar
The Ghost Fighter 1 exemplar
Wings over Brazil 1 exemplar
THOH (1983) 1 exemplar
Noi Sackett 1 exemplar
Stories of the Western Range (2012) 1 exemplar
Sideshow Champion 1 exemplar
Crash Landing 1 exemplar
Coast Patrol 1 exemplar
The Gravel Pit 1 exemplar
The Money Punch 1 exemplar
Time of Terror (2000) 1 exemplar
The Rounds Don't Matter (2000) 1 exemplar
The Unexpected Corpse (2000) 1 exemplar
The Cross and the Candle (2000) 1 exemplar
When a Texan Takes Over (1995) 1 exemplar
Psanec (2009) 1 exemplar
Poklad 1 exemplar
Osamělý jezdec (2005) 1 exemplar
Na mušce (2011) 1 exemplar
Last Day in Town 1 exemplar
Caprock Rancher (1997) 1 exemplar
Elisha Comes to Red Horse (1997) 1 exemplar
Desperate Men (1997) 1 exemplar
Rustler Roundup (1997) 1 exemplar
The Skull and the Arrow (1997) 1 exemplar
Punainen hevonen (1983) 1 exemplar
Tie Coloradoon (1983) 1 exemplar
The Last Frontier 1 exemplar
Friend of a Hero 1 exemplar
Wilderness Trek (1965) 1 exemplar
Collection of Louis L'Amour (1980) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Quick and the Dead [1987 TV movie] (2003) — Original book — 97 exemplares
The Sacketts [1979 film] (2006) — Original book — 38 exemplares
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Ghost Towns (2010) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Shalako [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 17 exemplares
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Catlow [1971 film] — Original book — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
LaMoore, Louis Dearborn (birth name)
Burns, Tex
Mayo, Jim
Data de nascimento
1908-03-22
Data de falecimento
1988-06-10
Localização do túmulo
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Jamestown, North Dakota, USA
Local de falecimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Causa da morte
cancer (lung)
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Educação
self-educated
Ocupações
novelist
gold miner
merchant seaman
professional boxer
Relações
L'Amour, Angelique (daughter)
L'Amour, Beau (son)
Organizações
WPA Writers Project
Prémios e menções honrosas
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1984)
Congressional Gold Medal (1982)
Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award (1972)
Saddleman Award (1981)
National Book Award (1979)

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Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels; however, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into films.

Louis Dearborn L'Amour was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1908. He left home at the age of fifteen and enjoyed a wide variety of jobs. In 1983 Mr. L'Amour became the first novelist to ever to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress in honor of his life's work. In 1984 he was also awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Reagan.

Louis L'Amour died on June 10, 1988.

Membros

Discussions

Louis L'Amour 2022 Shared Read Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2022 (Janeiro 2023)
Louis L'Amour em Westerns (Março 2012)

Críticas

The Daybreakers—the first story takes place after the Civil War with the Sackett brothers, Tyrel and Orrin (two sons of Falcon Sackett), heading west from Tennessee in hopes of starting their own ranch in the West. The brothers make friends and enemies along the trail. After settling outside the small town of Mora, New Mexico, Tyrel becomes a sheriff to clean out a group of gunslingers poaching land from Mexican ranchers while his brother, Orrin, runs for a seat in Congress.
Sackett picks up the story of Falcon's oldest son, William Tell, riding west to join his brothers and find his place in the West. In the 1860s, gold was being discovered everywhere, and Tell—as he was called—leaves Ty and Orrin to get his share with his friend, Cap Rountree. By mistake, Tell happens upon a rich vein of gold in a secluded cave high up in the Tetons. There are plenty of gunfights and killing, as there certainly were in the real Wild West. While fighting for his place in the rugged country of Montana, Tell and his wife, Ange, settled in a small town in the hills.
Lando—documents the turbulent life of Orlando Sackett, Falcon's youngest son, who grows up in Tennessee alone after being abandoned at twelve by his father, whom his mother's brothers were hunting. In the 1860s, hundreds were heading west in search of gold. At seventeen, Lando decides to join them, hoping to find his fortune and leave old enemies behind him, but his path takes him in an unexpected direction when he runs into some of his father's old friends. They set off together in search of a fortune in gold doubloons rumored to be aboard a sunken Spanish ship off the coast of Mexico. His journey is frequently hindered by violent men looking to get rich quickly by stealing gold. Shoot first and ask questions later was the name of the game. After finally finding his father, Falcon, is alive, corrupt Commandant Herrara captures Lando and throws him into a Mexican jail where he serves six years doing hard labor. After a daring escape aided by Captain McNelly and a band of Texas Rangers, Lando settles scores with some old enemies. Then, Lando and his friend, Tinker, continue west.
The fourth book, Mojave Crossing, follows William Tell Sackett's journey through the Mojave Desert to sell his gold in Los Angeles. In 1868, this area was somewhat settled but still inhabited by rugged men, while lawmen were few and far between. Tell makes new enemies and friends. He also runs into a distant relative, Nolan Sackett, of the Clinch Mountain branch. Nolan becomes a friend and ally just as Tell is about to be murdered by a ruthless bunch of bandits.
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PaulaGalvan | 1 outra crítica | Apr 10, 2024 |
Tennessee to Sante Fe, New Mexico. Orrin and Tyrell bring Ma and 2 younger brothers out to live with them on the ranch they start.
 
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rolnickj | 18 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Tell Sackett is helping someone get to LA from AZ by crossing the Mojave Desert.
 
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rolnickj | 7 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Another time, another place. A straightforward story of danger, death, and redemption, with maybe the chance of love in the end.
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TheGalaxyGirl | 12 outras críticas | Mar 25, 2024 |

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