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Collected Short Stories of Louis l'Amour

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ISBN-10: 0553805290

ISBN-13: 9780553805291

Edition: 2007

Authors: Louis L'Amour

List price: $26.00
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Louis L'Amour's world is built on those dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknown-into split-second decisions with life-and-death consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than in this latest collection of stories set on the American frontier. Here L'Amour takes us across a bold, beautifully rendered landscape where strangers may come to trust-or kill-one another; where old scores haunt new lives and the wrong choice leaves unwitting victims. Even at the best of times, this is a world in which every man and woman must be responsible for their own survival. This keepsake volume features unforgettable moments and timeless…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
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…