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Education of a Wandering Man

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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-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest . . . a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage.

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A memoir by the noted author of Western fiction.

About the Author

Louis LAmour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only American-born author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553286526
Author:
L'Amour, Louis
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
L'Amour, Louis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
L'amour, louis, 1908-1988
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
L'Amour, Louis
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
785
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.92x4.18x.77 in. .31 lbs.

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