Louis Dearborn L’Amour was an American journalist and a short story writer who was born on 22 March 1908. L’Amour books consisted mainly of Western stories, though he normally referred them as Frontiers. Furthermore, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry. A majority of his books were adapted into movies. John Wayne had even termed Louis L’Amour as one of the most interesting people in this world. Louis L’Amour books are still popular with some even undergoing multiple publications. Louis L’Amour was born in North Darkota to Dr. Louis Charles and Emily Dearborn. L’Amour is of French ancestry on his father’s side and Irish on his mother’s side. His father was a local politician, large animal veterinarian and farm equipment broker who arrived in North Dakota in the year 1882.
Order of The Sacketts Series
|5||The Sackett Brand||1965|
|8||The Lonely Men||1969|
|10||Ride the Dark Trail||1972|
|14||To the Far Blue Mountains||1976|
|15||Lonely on the Mountain||1980|
|16||Ride the River||1983|
|17||The Warrior's Path||1984|
|19||End of the Drive||1997|
Order of Kilkenny Series
|2||The Rider of Lost Creek||1976|
|3||The Mountain Valley War||1978|
|5||A Gun for Kilkenny||1997|
Order of The Talon and Chantry Series
|1||North to the Rails||1971|
|2||The Ferguson Rifle||1973|
|3||Fair Blows the Wind||1973|
|4||Over on the Dry Side||1975|
|6||The Man from the Broken Hills||1975|
Order of Hopalong Cassidy Series
|1||The Riders of High Rock||1951|
|3||The Rustlers of West Fork||1951|
|4||The Trail to Seven Pines||1992|
Order of Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Series
Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels
Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books
|2||The Sackett Companion||1988|
|3||Education of a Wandering Man||1989|
|4||A Trail of Memories||1989|
Despite the fact that the area around Jamestown was mainly farmland, livestock and cowboys mostly traveled through the town on their way to ranches in the East and Montana. L’Amour played Indians and Cowboys in their family barn, which also was used as his dad’s veterinary hospital. He also spent a fair share of his time at the local library reading books written by authors such as G.A Hentley, a British writer who mainly wrote historical novel books in the late 19th Century. L’Amour many at times said that the novels that he wrote gave him a great deal on knowledge especially when going to school. After a number of bank failures affected the economy, Emily and Dr. L’Amour decided to hit the road.
Louis L’Amour Awards
In the year 1982, Louis L’Amour was awarded with a Congregational Gold Medal and later on in the year 1984, President Ronald Reagan awarded him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Louis L’Amour Books into Movies
Due to the immense popularity of his books, Louis L’Amour books were adapted for screenplay. Some of his books to be adapted include Hondo, Five Mile Creek, Conagher and Crossfire.
Louis L’Amour Best Books
Last of the Breeds: One of the best performing series by the critically acclaimed author, Louis L’Amour. In this book, the author introduces the reader to Major Joe Jack, who is a native American who had been placed under captivity by the Soviet Union, towards the end of World War II. As luck would have it, Major Joe Jack manages to escape the prison, which he had been placed for quite some time. Thus, he not only has to survive in the rural sides of Siberia, but he also has to find a way back to the United States. Having been trained and raised to live in the jungle, Joe not only makes his clothes using animal hide but he also makes weapons using any suitable material that he finds along the way.
As he tries to survive in inhumane conditions, Jack also has to ensure that he stays away from the colonel who had captured him. He manages to form solid relationship with the tappers and through this relationship, he is able to participate in food and hide exchanges. If you are a fan of Louis L’Amour, then you are definitely going to fall in love with this contemporary epic. Proving that he is one of the best author’s, Louis L’Amour sets this novel in Siberia. Like most of his novels, Last of Breeds is another vehicle that he uses to explore fortitude, naturalism and individual courage.
Hondo: This is another great read by the author, Louis L’Amour and this novel was first published in the year 1953.
This narrative follows closely Hondo Lane, a loner western icon with his engagements with the local Apache community, General Crook’s command and Mrs. Angie Lowe, a romantic contact. The book is set in the 1880’s in the unwelcoming southwest. The author, L’Amour describes the events in this book using his lean and exceedingly vivid style. Furthermore, the author narrates the story using emotional sensitivity and surprising warmth with most of the book’s memorable scenes being Hondo’s interaction with Lowe and her exceedingly young son, Johnny. All in all, John is not only a gunman, but also a survivor who is riding dispatch for one George Crook, the commander of the Southwest Army forces. Commander George Crook values men such as Hondo, who are not only of mixed blood but also clearly know the Apache’s ways of life.
Apart from Hondo, the author also introduces the reader to Angie Lowe, the heroine. Just like Hondo, Angie is a fighter and a young woman who is more than determined in bringing up her exceedingly young son. Angie’s husband had mysteriously disappeared, leaving Angie to fend for her young son. With that being said, this is a well-written book, which will unquestionably keep you entertained from the first page to the last.