Louis LAmour 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.
Louis LAmours world is built on those dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknowninto split-second decisions with life-and-death consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than in this latest collection of stories set on the American frontier. Here LAmour takes us across a bold, beautifully rendered landscape where strangers may come to trustor killone another; where old scores haunt new lives and the wrong choice leaves unwitting victims. Even at the best of times, this is a world in which every man and woman must be responsible for their own survival.
This keepsake volume features unforgettable moments and timeless characters. From fugitives to visionaries, from fortune seekers and drifters seeking a new life to young women trying to build homes in an all too often lawless world, the characters in these pulse-pounding stories are vintage LAmour. Together in this vivid, rollicking collection of stories, they bring to life the American spirit and confirm Louis LAmours place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers.From the Trade Paperback edition.