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Sackett Companion The Facts Behind the Fiction

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ISBN-10: 0553371029

ISBN-13: 9780553371024

Edition: N/A

Authors: Louis L'Amour

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Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960  when he publishedThe Daybreakers,  a novel about two brothers who came west after the  Civil War, that he had begun creating what would  become perhaps North America's most widely followed  literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten  generations of Sackett men and women as they  forged westward from tyranny-wracked  seventeenth-century England across the American continent have  captivated readers for three decades through seventeen  novels with nearly forty millions copies in print.  The traditions and adventures of this family of  rugged individualists who stand indomitably united  when any Sackett is in trouble have inspired  country…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.98" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Born in Jamestown, North Dakota on March 22, 1908, Louis L'Amour's adventurous life could have been the subject of one of his novels. Striking out on his own in 1923, at age 15, L'Amour began a peripatetic existence, taking whatever jobs were available, from skinning dead cattle to being a sailor. L'Amour knew early in life that he wanted to be a writer, and the experiences of those years serve as background for some of his later fiction. During the 1930s he published short stories and poetry; his career was interrupted by army service in World War II. After the war, L'Amour began writing for western pulp magazines and wrote several books in the Hopalong Cassidy series using the pseudonym…