The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7: The Frontier Stories
There is no story more distinctly American than the western and no writer as great a master of the form as Louis L’Amour. In this seventh volume of L’Amour’s collected short stories, you’ll find some of his most popular characters, heroes who have become a part of our cultural legacy, as well as the ordinary men and women whose adventures are chronicled with an immediacy no reader can resist–or ever forget.
In Louis L’Amour’s frontier stories, the American West is the crucible in which character is tested, reputations are won or lost, and life always hangs in the balance. Struggling to survive against the elements, hostile Indians, or outlaws who prey upon the honest and hardworking, the men and women in these tales each come face-to-face with what they’re made of–often in moments that explode with the violence of an avalanche or the speed of a drawn gun. Here L’Amour demonstrates the unerring touch for detail and keen insight into human nature that lend these stories the power to thrill, surprise, and entertain readers of every generation.
A man driven by his faith in the woman he loves survives war, Indian massacre, and near starvation only to find his homecoming delayed by one last battle–under his own roof. To stop a range war, a ranch foreman stands up to his boss, his men, and conspirators who seem to have both right and might on their side. And in a town where fourteen men have already died under suspicious circumstances, a new sheriff by the name of Utah Blaine patiently sets a trap for a frontier serial killer.
Here are stories of honest thieves and crooked lawmen, of dream chasers and treasure hunters, of men and women hoping for a second chance and others down to their last. This rich and varied cast embodies not only the spirit of the West but the timeless struggle of the best and worst in us all, on a stage as big as the frontier itself. Full of suspense, mystery, adventure, this remarkable collection has everything that’s earned Louis L’Amour his well-deserved reputation as America’s favorite storyteller.
More than just stories - A lifetime of ADVENTURE!
By Louis Lamour fan "Louis Lamour fan" - October 31, 2006
There is more to this book than just the old pulp fiction. It has interesting stories about Louis own life and adventures. While the adventure stories are action packed and thrilling there are also several higher quality tales where the writing is at least as good a Louis' novels if not occasionally better! There are also many poignant stories about Louis' personal life and the world he experienced as a young man traveling the globe. Much of the book follows Louis' early travels to places like China, Japan, Indonesia, and Europe.
There is also a web site just about this book (LouisLAmourGreatAdventure) which offers loads of additional materials including maps, film and sound clips, detailed mock ups of ships and airplanes etc, all related to the stories, adventures and life of my favorite author!
THE BEST NON WESTERN STORIES HE WROTE
By David E. Taeusch "__a1_frogprince37133_" - September 18, 2007
The stories are all page turners. i read the book in one sitting. the stories are .... Death Westbound * Old Doc Yak * It's Your Move * And Proudly Die * Survival * Show Me The Way To Go Home * Thicker Than Blood * The Admiral * Shanghai, Not Without Gestures * The Man Who Stole Shakespeare * The Dancing Kate * Off the Mangrove Coast * Glorious Glorious! * By The Ruins of El Walarieh * Where There's Fighting * The Cross and the Candle * A Friend of the General * Author's Tea * East of Gorontalo * On the Road to Amurang * From Here to Banggai * The House of Qasavara * Well of the Unholy Light * West from Singapore * South of Suez * Voyage to Toblai * Wings Over Brazil * Pirates of the Sky * Flight to the North * Coast Patrol * Wings Over Khabarovsk * Flight to Enbetu * Mission to Siberut * Down Paagumene Way * The Goose Flies South * Tailwind to Tibet * Pirates With Wings * Night Over the Solomons * Where There's Fighting * Beyond the Great Snow Mountains * May There Be A Road * By... read more
Interesting collection of short stories
By William Atlee - May 7, 2007
I bought this to take on vacation, although it is rather heavey to carry through airports. I have only read the first few stories, however they are filled with drama and intrigue that take you to strange lands. So far they are filled with adventure and I look forward to spending more time with these stories. I would guess that Louis L'Amour westerns would be equally exciting.