Logan Sackett had run the wild trails since near to when he was born... picked up a few horses here and yon and some cattle too... rode the back trails with the bunch... he'd been around. But he's never bothered womenfolk and he got mighty angry with those who did -- especially when the victim was an untamable lady named Emily Talon -- born a ...
Logan Sackett had run the wild trails since near to when he was born... picked up a few horses here and yon and some cattle too... rode the back trails with the bunch... he'd been around. But he's never bothered womenfolk and he got mighty angry with those who did -- especially when the victim was an untamable lady named Emily Talon -- born a Sackett.
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Very Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of soiling to the outside edges and the spine leans very slightly; else flawless; the binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer absolutely 'pristine', but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 149pp. Brown vinyl over boards; stamped authors signature in gold leaf on lower right of the front panel. Louis L'Amour Hardcover Collection, First Ed Thus, later printing. Hardback: Leatherette. If you, like me, love the books by Louis L'Amour, and you've never read 'Dark Trail', check it out. It's one of his finest books; a real pleasure to read. The Sackett novels are an interesting way to relive the growth of our courntry thru the Sackett family. From their move from England to the exploration of he New World from the Atlantic to the Pacific. L'Amour is famous for his historical accuracy and amount of research that goes into his books, you can do no better than beginning with the Sackett tales. Do yourself a favor and check out Ride the Dark Trail. I predict, you'll love it. Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 ¿ June 10, 1988) was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work 'Frontier Stories'), however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (The Haunted Mesa), nonfiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death many of his 105 existing works were in print (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) and he was considered one of the world's most popular writers.
It's been maybe ten years since I sat down with a Louis book; last time I read this one I didn't much like it since there isn't really a love interest. This time, though, I appreciated it for other things. L'Amour lovingly describes the mountainous 1870's Colorado landscape, investing his narrator, Logan Sackett, with a deeply abiding appreciation for the wonder of purple mountains' majesty, etc. The action is well-described and pretty constant, with tough characters abounding -- with Emily Talon not the least of them. I enjoyed the flavor of L'Amour's words, especially, as both the dialogue and the descriptive prose were given in western vernacular, misspellings to encourage the right pronunciation and all. That type of character drawing and scene setting is probably L'Amour's strongest asset as a genre writer. You get the feeling that he lived in those times himself, and is drawing portraits of the people he knew there. I also had an unexpected feeling of likeness to some of Willa Cather's work, who is also from Nebraska. I think it is in the clarity of vision for landscape and people that comes through in both their writings, as well as a strong affinity for artistic expression and/or appreciation. Logan may be an uneducated drifter, but he knows beauty when he sees it, and he recognizes that greatness in both landscape and people. Don't get me wrong, though -- there's plenty of shooting, bleeding, dying, running and dodging (horseback and afoot), and familiar settings like corrals and saloons. Plus, it's a Sackett novel. Great fun.
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