Education of a Wandering Man

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 29, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: Louis L'Amour tells about how he educated himself through reading a large number of books that covered a wide variety of subjects. Eventually he owned more than 10,000 books. Part of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - SDaisy - LibraryThing

This is an interesting, well-written book about the famed author of Western novels and short stories, Louis L'Amour. In this book, L'Amour talks about how he left school because he felt they could not ... Read full review

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Louis L’Amour 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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