Louis L’Amour Books

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

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1 The Daybreakers 1960 Description / Buy
2 Sackett 1961 Description / Buy
3 Lando 1962 Description / Buy
4 Mojave Crossing 1964 Description / Buy
5 The Sackett Brand 1965 Description / Buy
6 Mustang Man 1966 Description / Buy
7 The Sky-Liners 1967 Description / Buy
8 The Lonely Men 1969 Description / Buy
9 Galloway 1970 Description / Buy
10 Ride the Dark Trail 1972 Description / Buy
11 Treasure Mountain 1972 Description / Buy
12 War Party 1973 Description / Buy
13 Sackett's Land 1974 Description / Buy
14 To the Far Blue Mountains 1976 Description / Buy
15 Lonely on the Mountain 1980 Description / Buy
16 Ride the River 1983 Description / Buy
17 The Warrior's Path 1984 Description / Buy
18 Jubal Sackett 1985 Description / Buy
19 End of the Drive 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Kilkenny Series

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1 Kilkenny 1954 Description / Buy
2 Kilkenny 1954 Description / Buy
3 The Rider of Lost Creek 1976 Description / Buy
4 The Mountain Valley War 1978 Description / Buy
5 Dutchman's Flat 1986 Description / Buy
6 A Gun for Kilkenny 1997 Description / Buy
7 Monument Rock 1998 Description / Buy
8 Trent 2015 Description / Buy

Order of The Talon and Chantry Series

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1 North to the Rails 1971 Description / Buy
2 The Ferguson Rifle 1973 Description / Buy
3 Fair Blows the Wind 1973 Description / Buy
4 Over on the Dry Side 1975 Description / Buy
5 Rivers West 1975 Description / Buy
6 The Man from the Broken Hills 1975 Description / Buy
7 Borden Chantry 1977 Description / Buy
8 Milo Talon 1981 Description / Buy

Order of Hopalong Cassidy Series

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1 The Rustlers of West Fork 1951 Description / Buy
2 Trouble Shooter 1951 Description / Buy
3 The Riders of High Rock 1951 Description / Buy
4 The Trail to Seven Pines 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Series

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1 Smoke from This Altar 1939 Description / Buy
2 The Strong Shall Live 1980 Description / Buy
3 Yondering 1980 Description / Buy
4 Buckskin Run 1981 Description / Buy
5 The Hills of Homicide 1983 Description / Buy
6 Law of the Desert Born 1983 Description / Buy
7 Bowdrie's Law 1984 Description / Buy
8 The Trail to Crazy Man 1986 Description / Buy
9 Night Over the Solomons 1986 Description / Buy
10 Man Riding West 1986 Description / Buy
11 The Rider of the Ruby Hills 1986 Description / Buy
12 West from Singapore 1987 Description / Buy
13 Lonigan 1988 Description / Buy
14 Long Ride Home 1989 Description / Buy
15 The Outlaws of Mesquite 1990 Description / Buy
16 Grub Line Rider 1990 Description / Buy
17 West of the Tularosa 1992 Description / Buy
18 Valley of the Sun 1995 Description / Buy
19 West of Dodge 1996 Description / Buy
20 Mistakes Can Kill You 1997 Description / Buy
21 Dutchman's Flat 1998 Description / Buy
22 Beyond the Great Snow Mountains 1999 Description / Buy
23 Off the Mangrove Coast 2000 Description / Buy
24 May There Be a Road 2001 Description / Buy
25 With These Hands 2002 Description / Buy
26 From the Listening Hills 2003 Description / Buy
27 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1 2003 Description / Buy
28 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2 2004 Description / Buy
29 Lone Star Law 2005 Description / Buy
30 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3 2005 Description / Buy
31 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4 2006 Description / Buy
32 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'amour Volume 5 2007 Description / Buy
33 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour 2008 Description / Buy
34 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6 2008 Description / Buy
35 The Frontier Stories 2009 Description / Buy
36 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7 2009 Description / Buy
37 The Man from Battle Flat 2010 Description / Buy
38 The Strong Land 2012 Description / Buy
39 We Shaped the Land with Our Guns 2014 Description / Buy
40 The Chick Bowdrie Short Stories Bundle 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels

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1 Showdown at Yellow Butte 1953 Description / Buy
2 Hondo 1953 Description / Buy
3 Crossfire Trail 1954 Description / Buy
4 Utah Blaine 1954 Description / Buy
5 To Tame a Land 1955 Description / Buy
6 Heller with a Gun 1955 Description / Buy
7 Guns of the Timberlands 1955 Description / Buy
8 Silver Canyon 1956 Description / Buy
9 The Burning Hills 1956 Description / Buy
10 The Tall Stranger 1957 Description / Buy
11 Last Stand at Papago Wells 1957 Description / Buy
12 Sitka 1957 Description / Buy
13 Taggart 1959 Description / Buy
14 Radigan 1959 Description / Buy
15 Flint 1960 Description / Buy
16 Shalako 1962 Description / Buy
17 Killoe 1962 Description / Buy
18 High Lonesome 1962 Description / Buy
19 How the West Was Won 1962 Description / Buy
20 Dark Canyon 1963 Description / Buy
21 Kiowa Trail 1964 Description / Buy
22 Hanging Woman Creek 1964 Description / Buy
23 The Key-Lock Man 1965 Description / Buy
24 The High Graders 1965 Description / Buy
25 The Broken Gun 1966 Description / Buy
26 Kid Rodelo 1966 Description / Buy
27 Kilrone 1966 Description / Buy
28 Matagorda 1967 Description / Buy
29 Brionne 1968 Description / Buy
30 Chancy 1968 Description / Buy
31 Down the Long Hills 1968 Description / Buy
32 The Empty Land 1969 Description / Buy
33 The Man Called Noon 1969 Description / Buy
34 Conagher 1969 Description / Buy
35 Fallon 1969 Description / Buy
36 Reilly's Luck 1970 Description / Buy
37 Under the Sweetwater Rim 1971 Description / Buy
38 Tucker 1971 Description / Buy
39 Callaghen 1972 Description / Buy
40 The Man from Skibbereen 1973 Description / Buy
41 The Quick and the Dead 1973 Description / Buy
42 The Californios 1974 Description / Buy
43 Where the Long Grass Blows 1976 Description / Buy
44 Westward the Tide 1976 Description / Buy
45 Bendigo Shafter 1979 Description / Buy
46 The Proving Trail 1979 Description / Buy
47 The Iron Marshal 1979 Description / Buy
48 Kiowa Trail and Killoe 1979 Description / Buy
49 Comstock Lode 1981 Description / Buy
50 The Cherokee Trail 1982 Description / Buy
51 The Shadow Riders 1982 Description / Buy
52 The Lonesome Gods 1983 Description / Buy
53 Son of a Wanted Man 1984 Description / Buy
54 The Walking Drum 1984 Description / Buy
55 Passin' Through 1985 Description / Buy
56 Riding for the Brand 1986 Description / Buy
57 Where Buzzards Fly 1986 Description / Buy
58 Last of the Breed 1986 Description / Buy
59 South of Deadwood 1986 Description / Buy
60 Showdown Trail 1987 Description / Buy
61 The Haunted Mesa 1987 Description / Buy
62 Dead End Drift 1987 Description / Buy
63 Bowdrie Passes Through 1988 Description / Buy
64 The Louis L'Amour Companion 1992 Description / Buy
65 LONESOME GODS 1999 Description / Buy
66 Law of the Desert Born 2003 Description / Buy
67 The First Fast Draw 2003 Description / Buy
68 Trailing West 2008 Description / Buy
69 Big Medicine 2008 Description / Buy
70 Dawn Riders 2010 Description / Buy
71 Showdown Trail 2013 Description / Buy
72 Riders of the Tumbling K 2014 Description / Buy
73 The Trail to Crazy Man 2016 Description / Buy
74 Down the Long Hills 2016 Description / Buy
75 Showdown 2017 Description / Buy
76 Bannon (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Frontier 1984 Description / Buy
2 The Sackett Companion 1988 Description / Buy
3 Education of a Wandering Man 1989 Description / Buy
4 A Trail of Memories 1989 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published Details
1 Western Movies 1997 Description / Buy
2 The Golden West 2003 Description / Buy
3 The Untamed West 2004 Description / Buy
4 Lost Trails 2007 Description / Buy
5 The Lawless West 2007 Description / Buy
6 Ghost Towns 2010 Description / Buy
7 Three Classic Westerns 2013 Description / Buy
8 TRAILIN' WEST 2016 Description / Buy
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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.

When Does The Next Louis L’Amour book come out?

The next book by Louis L’Amour is Bannon and will be released on March, 1st 2019.

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