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End of the Drive by Louis LAmourEnd of the Drive captures all the grit, grandeur, and glory of the men and women who wielded pistol and plow, Bible and branding iron to tame a wild country. Here a boy of seventeen, yearning to prove hes a man, squares up against an outlaw...and discovers that what counts is not how fast you can draw a gun but how much faith you have in yourself. A veteran trail driver, whos faced lightning and hail, raiding Comanche and thundering stampedes, finds that theres nothing quite so dangerous as the courting of a beautiful woman
Here, too, in stories told with LAmours patented poignancy and power, a homesteader fighting for his rights is brutally beaten and crawls off to die...only to stumble upon an ancient talisman that restores his faith and will to live. A preacher from a distant land rides into a small frontier town with a voice full of fire and a saddlebag full of miracles...to deliver a promise and a warning that lead the local folk to a most surprising revelation. And in the full-length novella Rustler Roundup, the hardworking citizens of a law-abiding town are pushed to the edge to defend all they hold dear. As suspicion spreads and evidence mounts, the rumors of rustlers in their midst threaten to explode into a full-blown range war
Each of these stories bears the masters touch--comic twists, stark realism, crackling suspense--all the elements that have made Louis LAmour a frontier legend in his own right. In End of the Drive, LAmour brilliantly illuminates the dramatic struggles and enduring truths, the self-reliance and self-determination that have long beat at the heart of Americas greatness.
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When my roan topped out on the ridge, the first thing I saw was that girl. She was far off, but a man riding lonesome country gets so he can pick out anything strange to it, and this girl was standing up straight beside the trail like she was waiting for a stage. Trouble was, nothing but riders or freight wagons used that trail, and seldom. With fifty pounds of gold riding with me and three days ahead of me, I was skittish of folks. Most times wild country is less trouble than people, no matter how rough the country. And no woman had a right to be standing out there in that empty desert-mountain country.
The Sackett family is a fictional American family featured in a number of western novels , short stories and historical novels by American writer Louis L'Amour.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. - A great way to get a taste of Louis L'Amour's writing with short stories including some that are also full novels. Historical depiction of the frontier west that will have you envisioning what it was like for the men and women who conquered the brutal conditions.
That's the way I'd like to be remembered--as a storyteller. A good storyteller. Not only could he physically fill the boots of the rugged characters he wrote about, but he literally "walked the land my characters walk. L'Amour the unique knowledge and understanding of people, events, and the challenge of the American frontier that became the hallmarks of his popularity. Of French-Irish descent, Mr. L'Amour could trace his own in North America back to the early s and follow their steady progression westward, "always on the frontier.