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Education of a wandering man

Auteur : Louis L'Amour; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
Éditeur : New York : Bantam, 1989.
Collection : Bantam book.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Louis L'Amour; Louis L'Amour
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Louis L'Amour; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN : 0553057030 9780553057034
Numéro OCLC : 19815445
Description : vii, 232 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Titre de collection : Bantam book.
Responsabilité : Louis L'Amour.
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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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