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ISBN13: 9780553264463
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At what point does a group of strangers become a community? When young Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of travelers settle in the rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly come to depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the destructive lure of gold. Through these brutally demanding experiences, young Bendigo is forged into a man. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? Does Ninon’s heart belong to the lights and glamour of the theater? And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build?

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One of L'Amour's favorite characters comes vividly to life in this classic tale of a band of brave men and women who came West, inspired by the boldest American dream. An unforgettable saga of pioneers whose hands and hearts shaped a nation . . . and of Bendigo Shafter, a giant of a man, whose love and courage were the equal of a mighty land.

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At what point does a group of strangers become a community? When young Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of travelers settle in the rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly come to depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the destructive lure of gold. Through these brutally demanding experiences, young Bendigo is forged into a man. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? Does Ninons heart belong to the lights and glamour of the theater? And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build?

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Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 270 million copies of his books in print around the world.

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Ian Middleton: Travel Writer, Photographer and author of Mysterious World: Ireland, February 21, 2007 (view all comments by Ian Middleton: Travel Writer, Photographer and author of Mysterious World: Ireland)
A L’Amour classic that stands out above the rest.

I first picked up a L’Amour book years ago from a used book store. I’d never read westerns books before, but always loved the movies. Instantly I was drawn into his stories and found them so much more riveting than the movies. LL has a wonderful writing style and a gift for drawing the reader into the world of his characters. Bendigo Shafter is a classic that stands out above the rest. It tells the story of a young man who comes of age in the harsh world of the American Frontier. Having travelled far from the east his wagon train decides to stop well before the winter comes and build a small settlement to wait it out. Bendigo, along with the other men, sets to work to build houses for all to live in. But this man is more than just muscle and hard work, he discovers a love for reading through the books given to him by the widow Macken, a strong, intelligent woman for whom Bendigo builds a house. She sees in this young man someone of great intellect and promise, and introduces him to a way of learning about the world through reading. While others move on come summer, many decide to stay and continue to build a town. While the story focuses mainly on the young man’s journey from teenager to manhood, it’s also a reflection of the real people that made the Wild West, through hard work, strength, courage, dedication and reliance upon each other. Unlike the Hollywood movies, this book paints a realistic picture of how tough life was on the frontier. Over the years the settlers battle harsh winters, the threat of starvation, renegade outlaws and see their town grow from a small settlement into a thriving community, not all of it good. Bendigo ventures off now and then in search of his destiny, but such is his dedication to the people of this town, that the moment trouble flairs he heads straight back to stand shoulder to shoulder with his friends and defend the place they built with blood and sweat. LL’s descriptions of the land are so vivid that as a traveller I feel I was there with Bendigo, riding across the plains on horseback with the wise old Indian.

This book has it all, action, love, wisdom, history and adventure.

Reviewed by Ian Middleton: Travel Writer & Photographer
Ian is the author and photographer of four books, his latest being a travel guide to Ireland’s ancient myths and legends, Mysterious World: Ireland.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553264463
Author:
L'Amour, Louis
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
L'Amour, Louis
Location:
New York
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Westerns - Louis L'Amour
Subject:
Western & mystery stories
Subject:
Westerns - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam reissue.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19831131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.85 x 4.15 x .95 in .5 lb

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Product details 480 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553264463 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of L'Amour's favorite characters comes vividly to life in this classic tale of a band of brave men and women who came West, inspired by the boldest American dream. An unforgettable saga of pioneers whose hands and hearts shaped a nation . . . and of Bendigo Shafter, a giant of a man, whose love and courage were the equal of a mighty land.
"Synopsis" by , At what point does a group of strangers become a community? When young Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of travelers settle in the rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly come to depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the destructive lure of gold. Through these brutally demanding experiences, young Bendigo is forged into a man. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? Does Ninons heart belong to the lights and glamour of the theater? And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build?
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