The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour

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Random House, Inc.
The fourth volume of Louis L’Amour’s collected short stories features more than forty of the master’s greatest adventure tales in a keepsake edition to cherish for generations. This unique collection gathers stories guaranteed to thrill and delight readers again and again, establishing why Louis L’Amour is truly America’s favorite storyteller.

Louis L’Amour’s tales of adventure cannot be surpassed for sheer storytelling excitement, and they stand as a testament to his legendary appeal. Here are timeless stories of danger and daring, wanderlust and heroism, filled with ordinary men and women facing often insurmountable challenges with courage, dignity, honor–and heart.

Perhaps never before has a single volume contained so many breathtaking thrills: from the down-on-his-luck fortune hunter who risks everything to save a diamond-hunting couple walking straight into a jungle massacre to the mystery “hero” aboard a downed commercial plane dangling six hundred feet above certain doom. You’ll trek across the harsh steppes of East Asia with an American widow and her young son among a fierce nomadic warrior people, and you’ll relive a harrowing tale of survival at sea against thirst, madness, and the elements as a common seaman redefines extraordinary courage as simply “doing his job.”

Whether joining an American captain running a cargo ship through Japanese-controlled waters during World War II, only to find his vessel hijacked by traitorous pirates, or marveling at the resourcefulness of a young woman pushed to the limits of endurance as she flees a killer through a primeval forest, these adrenaline-laced tales of mystery, suspense, murder, and survival never let up and will keep your heart pounding long after the final page.

From those numbering a few intense pages to novella-length works, the tales in this action-packed anthology bear all the trademarks of the master’s touch–the historical accuracy, memorable characters, and timeless themes that have earned Louis L’Amour his unique place among American writers.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of tales of danger, hardship, and adventure in the Old West.

& Taylor

The fourth volume in a series of anthologies that will present the complete collection of short fiction by the popular novelist features forty-four of his action-packed tales of danger, heroism, sacrifice, and adventure, originally published in such collections as Yondering, With These Hands, and others. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780553804942
Characteristics: 662 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 23, 2016

I really enjoy Louis L'Amours writings and this one sways from his western stories which I much prefer. This takes you down a different path of some stories involving the depression era and some stories of during WW2 in the South Pacific. I enjoyed reading these stories as a change but I much prefer his frontier and western era stories

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