Shortly before his death last June, Louis L'Amour completed writing his most unique adventure story: a personal reflection on his lifelong love affair with learning. Now, all L'Amour fans can catch a glimpse into the life and development of one of the world's most beloved western writers.Shortly before his death last June, Louis L'Amour completed writing his most unique adventure story: a personal reflection on his lifelong love affair with learning. Now, all L'Amour fans can catch a glimpse into the life and development of one of the world's most beloved western writers.Read Less
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Lamour describes in beautiful detail his view of the fundementals of his view of "education". Of course, his philosophy of life shines through his writing of this book even more so than his fiction which chronicals the building of his beloved America. It is a good read and a great source of good literature titles for those wanting to read more. I believe that Lamour would feel much sorrow if he were alive today to witness the decay of this once great country.
Oct 21, 2008
An Excellent Read
This is the biography of a self-educated man. Through his worldwide, often harrowing, experiences in his travels, he continually persues the love of his life: reading. Covering an amazing variety of titles, he makes a list of his reading that would impress the most educated among us. This is a well written, truly inspiring book.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-09-01 This is for the most fervent L'Amour fans only, those who consider it of moment, for example, to peruse his extensive reading lists for 1930, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, '37 (the '36 list was lost). So banal is this memoir that one wonders if the late author regarded it as complete, or as the first draft it reads like. Ignoring chronology, L'Amour flits across his '30s' experiences in the western U.S. and Far East as seaman, ranch hand, mine guard, hobo. Interspersed are discourses on boxing, Buddhism, whatever comes to mind, on books he read by the likes of Shakespeare, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Nietzsche, plus pedestrian social observations and homilies. We learn that he was born (when?) in North Dakota, one of five children of a veterinarian father; that, quitting school at age 15, he wandered for a spell; that his wife's name is Kathy and that he had children (how many?). Author of more bestsellers than can be tracked, accounted to be a superb story-teller, L'Amour is surprisingly superficial in his own yarn. Photos. (Nov.)
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