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

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

Order of Kilkenny Series

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

Order of The Talon and Chantry Series

Order of Hopalong Cassidy Series

Order of Short Stories of Louis L'Amour Series

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

Order of Louis L’Amour Standalone Novels

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

Order of Louis L’Amour Non-Fiction Books

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


# Read Title Published
1 Western Movies 1997
2 The Golden West 2003
3 The Untamed West 2004
4 Lost Trails 2007
5 The Lawless West 2007
6 Ghost Towns 2010
7 Three Classic Westerns 2013
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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.