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Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour

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Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [213]-232
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrationsplates
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Education of a wandering man
Nature of contents
bibliography
Responsibility statement
Louis L'Amour
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-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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