Louis Lamour is an American Classic Storyteller. He brings you from England during the reign of Elizabeth I to the wilderness that is America. He begins the tales of the Sackett Family from Barnabas the scion of the family through his sons who make the American wilderness and plains their own to a remarkable young lady named Echo. His characters whether they be male or female are strongly drawn and heroic in life. Many think of Louis Lamour as a western writer, but he is in fact a man who writes great stories some of which take place in the west. My only complaint about the Sackett stories is there aren't enough of them. Once you start reading any Louis Lamour you won't be able to put him down.