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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition (April 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620876981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620876985
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #897,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Louis L’Amour was born Louis Dearborn LaMoore in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 1908. He published his first work at the age of eighteen and went on to write scores of adventure and Western stories, becoming one of the most popular writers of all time. He died in 1988 at his home in Los Angeles.

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"I think of myself in the oral tradition--as a troubadour, a village tale-teller, the man in the shadows of a campfire. That's the way I'd like to be remembered--as a storyteller. A good storyteller."

It is doubtful that any author could be as at home in the world re-created in his novels as Louis Dearborn L'Amour. Not only could he physically fill the boots of the rugged characters he wrote about, but he literally "walked the land my characters walk." His personal experiences as well as his lifelong devotion to historical research combined to give Mr. L'Amour the unique knowledge and understanding of people, events, and the challenge of the American frontier that became the hallmarks of his popularity.

Of French-Irish descent, Mr. L'Amour could trace his own in North America back to the early 1600s and follow their steady progression westward, "always on the frontier." As a boy growing up in Jamestown, North Dakota, he absorbed all he could about his family's frontier heritage, including the story of his great-grandfather who was scalped by Sioux warriors.

Spurred by an eager curiosity and desire to broaden his horizons, Mr. L'Amour left home at the age of fifteen and enjoyed a wide variety of jobs, including seaman, lumberjack, elephant handler, skinner of dead cattle, and miner, and was an officer in the transportation corps during World War II. During his "yondering" days he also circled the world on a freighter, sailed a dhow on the Red Sea, was shipwrecked in the West Indies and stranded in the Mojave Desert. He won fifty-one of fifty-nine fights as a professional boxer and worked as a journalist and lecturer. He was a voracious reader and collector of rare books. His personal library contained 17,000 volumes.

Mr. L'Amour "wanted to write almost from the time I could talk." After developing a widespread following for his many frontiers and adventure stories written for fiction magazines, Mr. L'Amour published his first full length novel, Hondo, in the United States in 1953. Every one of his more than 120 books is in print; there are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors in modern literary history. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and more than forty-five of his novels and stories have been made into feature films and television movies.

The recipient of many great honor and awards, 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. His wife, Kathy, and their two children, Beau and Angelique, carry the L'Amour publishing tradition forward with new books written by the author during his lifetime to be published by Bantam.

Customer Reviews

These are stories worth reading again and again.
cbobcant
Once a year I read them over again and enjoy them just as much as the first time.
ken macd
Very good book of the western novel writer Louis L'Amour.
Lester Roach

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By LIBRARIAN TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 1, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm a fan of Louis L'Amour westerns, and whenever Amazon runs a daily or monthly special in the Kindle Store on any of his titles, I usually purchase them. This book WAS such a special--but even then I did NOT purchase it. The reason? Having previously purchased "West of the Tularosa," I noticed that THIS "Glory Riders" collection duplicates 3 stories which appear in THAT one. (These are "Home in the Valley," "West is Where the Heart Is'" and "Fork Your Own Broncs.") Therefore, readers (like me) who already own the other collection would be getting only 3 additional stories by purchasing this book--and since this little ebook now costs a whopping $9.99, that's too rich for my blood. That aside, by itself this collection is quite entertaining (though a tad on the short side) and should prove enjoyable to all western aficionados but particularly to L'Amour's many admirers.

FYI: Virtually ALL (some 200+) of Louis L'Amour's SHORT STORIES will be found in the wonderful, 7-volume, Bantam ebook collection titled "The Complete Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour." (5 of the 7 volumes, labeled "Frontier," contain his westerns, while the other two contain stories of "Adventure" and "Crime.") Even though currently priced at $39.99, this is more economical in the long run than purchasing small collections of 6 stories for $9.99, and it provides instant gratification. The money thus saved can be used to purchase some of his wonderful western NOVELS.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cbobcant on May 12, 2014
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I have been a fan of Louis L'amour for many years now. When I came across this collection of short stories by him, I thought I would read them. Now one thing about Louis L'amour stories is that sometimes you will have read a book that was originally a short story not knowing it started life as a short story and then come across the short story in a collection of short stories and go what the heck. But that is what I like about them you get a chance to the original idea he had for the story. Like. I said I am a fan of Louis L'amour and I enjoyed reading some old stories by an old favorite. These are stories worth reading again and again.
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By Dr. Charles Voluse on October 21, 2014
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A collection of some of the extremely modest works of L 'Amour. Don't know what the editors were trying to accomplish with this collection but it's sad these picked some of the most trivial to portray a fine western writer. Many of the works are undeveloped and perfunctory. A shame to portray a major author in such light- he deserves better! While I've only rated him 3 stars in this book- he should never be dismissed as a minor writer. Get some of his "Hoppalong Cassidy" books and enjoy a truly unique writer!
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Just about the time I think I've read everything L'Amour wrote, another one appears out of the blue. Be it a Sextet or full length novel. I truly admire his work and more so his character. Author,patriot,family man and a veteran of military service. I'm am no expert,but a fellow by the name of Mike Marsden is;his reviews are far better than mine ever will be. Salute to Mr. L'Amour
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By A. K. Shamblin on July 14, 2014
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These early short westerners are quick and good reads. Classic Lmour tales. Recommend this book at the attractive low price.
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These are good short stories. It is good to have something short to read when I go to the doctor's office or when waiting for someone.
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These are the real old west stories. No tears shed by the hero like some of the more modern westerns use.
I got these for something to read for a short break and wound up reading all of them before I quit. These are not quite the quality of L's later stories but fun to read.
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By Lester Roach on May 30, 2014
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Very good book of the western novel writer Louis L'Amour. He is a very tactful and suspence writer about the wester`1wn frounter.
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