♥ Book Title : The Wild West of Louis L'Amour
☯ Full Synopsis : "An illustrated companion to the frontier fiction of an American icon."Article| Tim Champlin| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Dead Ringer
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the first in this trio of Western stories by Louis L'Amour-"Black Rock"-Jim Gatlin, a Texas trail driver, arrives in the town of Tucker where he finds himself quickly drawn into the middle of an all-out battle for the XY Ranch when, due to a case of mistaken identity, he kills the segundo of Wing Cary's Flying C Ranch. Gatlin is a dead-ringer for Jim Walker, who, like Cary, wants control of the XY. Gatlin is thrown into a situation in which all he can do but fight for his life. Seventeen-year-old Shandy Gamble in "Gamble of the KT" is in Perigord with plans to buy a new saddle and bridle with the $500 in reward money he had received for catching two horse thieves, but instead he gets conned out of the money. He returns to the KT Ranch never mentioning what happened. But when he learns the con man is back and hanging out with the June gang, he decides it's time to get his money back and even the score. Always a fighting man, both for the US Army and in battles across the ocean, Tom Kedrick in "Showdown Trail" has been hired to help run off the squatters and outlaws occupying a strip of land claimed to be unusable swamp. When he learns that he is being misled by his new bosses and that the squatters are honest and hardworking settlers, including one of his father's old friends, he has to determine which side he will fight for. Louis L'Amour is the most decorated author in the history of American letters, and his stories are loved the world over."Article| Louis L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Louis L'Amour
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author of 109 books which have collectively sold more than 200 million copies, Louis L'Amour is one of America's best-loved writers. His fictional accounts of life in the old west, full of colorful lore and homespun philosophy, have captured the imaginations of millions of devoted readers. Louis L'Amour is truly a publishing phenomenon. Since the publication of Robert L. Gale's first study of L'Amour in Twayne's United States Authors Series (1985), much new material has appeared, including 16 new books, five of them posthumous (L'Amour died in 1988). This revised edition covers the full range of L'Amour's work. The book begins with a biographical chapter on L'Amour's life, drawing on information that has only recently become available. Gale then considers L'Amour's vast output, calling attention to its artistic merits as well as its defects. The book concludes with a consideration of L'Amour's literary style and his personal philosophy. Louis L'Amour, Revised Edition is a sympathetic yet critical study of the most popular western writer of all time, and the only scholarly work about L'Amour currently available. It will be of interest to students of American literature and popular culture, and a must for all library collections."Article| Robert L. Gale| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Westerns
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♥ Book Title : A Man Called Trent
☯ Full Synopsis : "Early in Louis L'Amour's career, he wrote a number of novel-length stories for "pulp" Western magazines. "I lived with my characters so closely that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared went out of print," he said. "I wanted to tell the reader more about my people and why they did what they did." So he revised and expanded these magazine works to be published again as full-length novels. Here is one of his early creations, which have long been a source of great speculation and curiosity among his fans. A Man Called Trent opens on nester Dick Moffitt lying dead where he was killed by King Bill Hale's riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called "Trent"-an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter."Article| Louis L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Complete Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour:
☯ Full Synopsis : "For the first time, the entire body of Louis L’Amour’s short fiction is now available together in this historic eBook bundle. Gathering more than two hundred short stories originally anthologized across seven volumes, this one-of-a-kind edition is a treasure trove of rare gems for his millions of fans, as well as those who have yet to discover L’Amour’s thrilling prose—and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West. The majority of the pieces are set on the American frontier, the crucible in which character is tested, reputations are won or lost, and life always hangs in the balance. These are classic stories no reader can resist—or ever forget: A soft-spoken young suitor proves his courage when the guns are against him—without firing a shot . . . A man finds a gruesome mystery at the site where a friend’s ranch has vanished into thin air . . . A couple takes refuge in a cabin with a group of outlaws who don’t intend to let them see sunrise . . . A ranch foreman stands up to his boss, his men, and conspirators who seem to have both right and might on their side . . . A sheriff patiently sets a trap for a serial killer in a town where fourteen men have already died. This bundle also collects L’Amour’s lesser-known adventure stories, which journey from the harsh steppes of East Asia to a downed commercial plane dangling six hundred feet above certain doom. Also included are crime stories set in L’Amour’s own time, whether in a boxing underworld rife with corruption, the penthouses of the rich and arrogant, or along freight docks where laborers earn just enough to get by. L’Amour is the master storyteller of honest thieves and crooked lawmen, of dream chasers and treasure hunters, of men and women hoping for a second chance and others down to their last—from ordinary folks to heroes who have become a part of our cultural legacy. Together in this vivid, rollicking eBook bundle, they bring to life the national spirit and confirm Louis L’Amour’s place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers."Article| Louis L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Louis L'Amour Companion
☯ Full Synopsis : "Includes biographical sketches, long-out-of-print stories, articles, interviews, correspondence, personal recollections, rare photographs, reviews by fellow writers, and a complete chronology of L'Amour's novels and short stories. Reprint."Article| Robert E. Weinberg| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : American Book Publishing Record
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♥ Book Title : A Trail of Memories
☯ Full Synopsis : "For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and clergy with their congregations. They pass around dog-eared copies of the books, underlined and yellowing, recalling words that echoes in their readers' hearts and minds long after the last page was turned. Now, many of these selections have been collected in a remarkable volume representing some of the richest ore of the L'Amour lode: voices that heralded the settling of the frontier, of the man and women whose spirit and soul shaped our nation. In these words, Louis L'Amour describes the American experience, bringing our heritage to life, in ways no other author has. No L'Amour reader has a more unique perspective on his work than Angelique, his only daughter. In an extraordinary feat for every Louis L'Amour fan, and in loving appreciation of her father, she has compiled A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour, drawn from her father's best-loved works of fiction, including the Sackett novels, Last of the Breed, The Walking Drum and nearly two dozen others. "By reading his words, each reader has met a part of my father," she writes in her introduction. "Each hero has a bit of Dad's experience that makes him who he is. With Lanso, it is all those boxing matches as Dad grew up. With Barnabas Sackett, it is the sailor and explorer in my father...I think that this collection of quotations from my father's books reveals much of what makes Dad who he is, for these words are the heart and soul of what he believes, and what he wants to leave behind." Angelique has selected nearly a thousand of her favorite, most powerful and poignant L'Amour quotations--arranged by category and annotated with the book in which it appears--on more than a score of universal subjects such as: Love, Friendship and Loyalty; Family and Home; Honor, the Law and Justice; the Frontier; Women; and Men and Bravery. One such example from Sackett's Land: "He never knew when he was whipped--so he never was." A wonderful gift from a daughter to her father--and from Angelique L'Amour to her father's readers--A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour will be a cherished keepsake of words to enjoy, and words to live by. From the Hardcover edition."Article| Angelique L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : From the Listening Hills
☯ Full Synopsis : "In peerless fiction spanning five decades and as many continents, Louis L’Amour has proven himself the preeminent storyteller of the American experience. Whether set aboard a ship trapped in enemy seas or amidst a showdown in the deserts of Death Valley, his stories brilliantly capture the heroic and indomitable spirit of our great land. From The Listening Hills The twelve stories in this collection--appearing for the first time in one complete volume--run the spectrum of human emotions as they transport us from the fading majesty of the Old West to a small-town football field to the lonely canyons of one man’s mind. These classic tales of adventure, mystery, mysticism, and suspense epitomize the uniquely American yearning for connection and roots, justice and love, as only L’Amour can. Here is a diverse group of heroes and traitors, outlaws and lawmen, the innocent, the guilty, and those who operate in the shadowy territory outside the reach of justice. The wastelands of Death Valley form the backdrop for the tale of a desperate man who leads his pursuers into a desert trap--where heat and thirst are his only weapons. A rodeo rider framed for a crime he didn’t commit takes a wild ride on a legendary bronco that may help him catch the real killers. An American pilot flies Russian and British agents into the labyrinthine forests of Asiatic Russia--only to discover that one of them is a traitor. A hit man discovers the fatal limits of friendship; and a quest for revenge becomes a frantic race to find a cache of gold hidden in the drifting sands of the Southwest. And in a powerful and moving parable, an Indian boy must lead his family across a drought-ravaged land with nothing to guide him but his faith. The gripping title story counts down the final hours of a wounded man struggling to fend off his enemies and certain death. Before time runs out, he must finish the most important task of his life: a letter to his unborn son that will vindicate the family name.Filled with a special brand of passion and drama, From the Listening Hills is an exemplary collection that showcases the enduring talents of one of America’s most beloved authors. From the Hardcover edition."Article| Louis L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sackett's Land
☯ Full Synopsis : "After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil’s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester’s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father’s legacy. From the Paperback edition."Article| Louis L'Amour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
☯ Full Synopsis : ""The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field.""Article| Allen Kent| Statement ..."