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The Resource Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour

Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour

Label
Education of a wandering man
Title
Education of a wandering man
Statement of responsibility
Louis L'Amour
Title variation
Education of a wandering man
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 wandering, 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
Summary
In a candid and personal account of his own life, the late author of the best-selling Sackett saga recalls his youth in North Dakota, his decision to leave school at fifteen, his worldwide odysseys, and his evolution as a writer
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266147
Cataloging source
PX0
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1908-1988
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L'Amour, Louis
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1150
Literary form
non fiction
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Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
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True
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  • L'Amour, Louis
  • Novelists, American
  • Western stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6611552
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover reissue ed.
Extent
vii, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553057034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226395081
  • (OCoLC)226395081
Label
Education of a wandering man, Louis L'Amour
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6611552
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover reissue ed.
Extent
vii, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553057034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226395081
  • (OCoLC)226395081

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