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  - Bricker - LibraryThing

Always interesting to find out more about an author you enjoy and this book didn't disappoint. He lead a much more adventurous life than I had imagined. Also, a big proponent of seeking knowledge by ... Read full review

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

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