Education of a Wandering Man

Education of a Wandering Man

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553899085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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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.
Education of a Wandering Man
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Louis L'Amour
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-29 - Publisher: Bantam

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,
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Louis L'Amour
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-30 - Publisher: Bantam

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Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: James V. Schall
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-13 - Publisher: Open Road Media

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Reflections of a Reluctant Retiree
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Richard G. Riedel
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-15 - Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

After retirement, with time on my hands, I decided to sit down and put in print the thoughts that came my way from one reading and another. Then I ran into some heart surgery—five bypasses—and the question “Why? Why did this happen to me?” So after that life-saving experience—in those
The Story About the Story
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: David Foster Wallace
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-24 - Publisher: Tin House Books

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