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Author L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

Title Education of a wandering man / Louis L'Amour.

Imprint New York : Bantam, c1989.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 L'Amour,L LAM    Available
Description vii, 232 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning--from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women--that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man. Like classic L'Amour fiction, Education of a Wandering Man mixes authentic frontier drama--such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert--with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe. At last, in his own words, this is a story of a one-
Subject L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Western stories -- Authorship.
ISBN 0553057030

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