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Louis L'Amour


USA flag (1908 - 1988)

aka Tex Burns, Jim Mayo

Louis L'Amour is the only novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels; twenty-six 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 270 million copies of his books in print.
 

Genres: Western, Thriller, Horror, Historical
 
Series
Sacketts
Booty for a Badman (in War Party)
The Courting of Griselda (in End of the Drive)
   1. Sackett's Land (1974)
   2. To the Far Blue Mountains (1976)
   3. The Warrior's Path (1980)
   4. Jubal Sackett (1985)
   5. Ride the River (1983)
   6. The Daybreakers (1964)
   7. Lando (1962)
   8. Sackett (1964)
   9. Mojave Crossing (1964)
   10. The Sackett Brand (1965)
   11. The Sky-Liners (1967)
   12. The Lonely Men (1969)
   13. Mustang Man (1970)
   14. Galloway (1970)
   15. Treasure Mountain (1973)
   16. Ride the Dark Trail (1972)
   War Party (1975)
   17. Lonely on the Mountain (1980)
   Sackett Companion (1988)
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Kilkenny
Monument Rock [short story] (in Monument Rock)
   1. The Rider of Lost Creek (1976)
   2. The Mountain Valley War (1978)
     aka A Man Called Trent
   3. Kilkenny (1954)
   4. A Gun for Kilkenny (1997)
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Hopalong Cassidy
   The Riders of High Rock (1951) (as by Tex Burns)
   The Rustlers of West Fork (1951) (as by Tex Burns)
   The Trail to Seven Pines (1951) (as by Tex Burns)
   Trouble Shooter (1952) (as by Tex Burns)
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Talon and Chantry
   1. Borden Chantry (1977)
   2. Fair Blows the Wind (1978)
   3. The Ferguson Rifle (1973)
   4. The Man from the Broken Hills (1975)
   5. Milo Talon (1981)
   6. North to the Rails (1971)
   7. Over On the Dry Side (1975)
   8. Rivers West (1975)
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Chick Bowdrie
   1. Bowdrie (1983)
   2. Bowdrie's Law (1984)
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Novels
   Crossfire Trail (1953)
   Hondo (1953)
   Showdown at Yellow Butte (1953) (as by Jim Mayo)
   Utah Blaine (1954) (as by Jim Mayo)
   Guns of the Timberlands (1955)
   Heller with a Gun (1955)
   To Tame a Land (1955)
   The Burning Hills (1956)
   Silver Canyon (1956)
   Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957)
   Sitka (1957)
   Radigan (1958)
   The First Fast Draw (1959)
   Taggart (1959)
   Flint (1960)
   High Lonesome (1962)
   Killoe (1962)
   Shalako (1962)
   Catlow (1963)
   Dark Canyon (1963)
   Fallon (1963)
   How the West Was Won (1963)
   Hanging Woman Creek (1964)
   Kiowa Trail (1964)
   The High Graders (1965)
   The Key-lock Man (1965)
   The Broken Gun (1966)
   Kid Rodelo (1966)
   Kilrone (1966)
   Matagorda (1967)
   Brionne (1968)
   Chancy (1968)
   Down the Long Hills (1968)
   Conagher (1969)
   The Empty Land (1969)
   The Tall Stranger (1969)
     aka Bannon
   The Man Called Noon (1970)
   Reilly's Luck (1970)
   Under the Sweetwater Rim (1971)
   Tucker (1972)
   Callaghen (1972)
   The Man from Skibbereen (1973)
   The Quick and the Dead (1974)
   The Californios (1974)
   Where the Long Grass Blows (1976)
   Westward the Tide (1977)
   Bendigo Shafter (1978)
   The Iron Marshal (1979)
   The Proving Trail (1979)
   Comstock Lode (1981)
   The Cherokee Trail (1982)
   The Shadow Riders (1982)
   The Lonesome Gods (1983)
   The Walking Drum (1984)
   Son of a Wanted Man (1984)
   Passin' Through (1985)
   Last of the Breed (1986)
   The Marshall of Sentinel (1995)
   The Sixth Shotgun (2003)
   Home in the Valley (2005)
   Showdown on the Hogback (2005)
   No Traveller Returns (2018) (with Beau L'Amour)
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Collections
   Smoke from This Altar (poems) (1939)
   The Strong Shall Live (1980)
   Yondering (1980)
   Buckskin Run (1981)
   The Hills of Homicide (1983)
   Law of the Desert Born (1983)
   Dutchman's Flat (1986)
   Riding for the Brand (1986)
   The Rider of the Ruby Hills (1986)
   The Trail to Crazy Man (1986)
   Night over the Solomons (1986)
   Lonigan (1988)
   Long Ride Home (1989)
   Grub Line Rider (1990)
   The Outlaws of Mesquite (1990)
   West from Singapore (1991)
   Lit a Shuck for Texas (1992)
   McQueen of the Tumbling K (1992)
   Showdown Trail (1992)
   Desert Death Song (1993)
   L'Amour Round-Up (1993)
   Ranger Gets His Man (1993)
   Valley of the Sun (1995)
   West of Dodge (1996)
   End of the Drive (1997)
   Monument Rock (1998)
   Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (1999)
   Mistakes Can Kill You (2000)
   Off the Mangrove Coast (2000)
   May There Be a Road (2001)
   The Louis L'Amour Short Story Collection (2001)
   Fighter's Fiasco (2002)
   With These Hands (2002)
   Red Butte Showdown (2003)
   Strong Shall Live/ Keep Travelin' Rider (2003)
   Classics from Louis L'Amour (2003)
   From the Listening Hills (2003)
   The Golden West (2003) (with Max Brand and Zane Grey)
   The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'amour (2003)
   West of the Tularosas (2004)
   Law of the Desert (2007)
   Big Medicine (2008)
   The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume Seven (2009)
   The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2 (2010)
   The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3 (2011)
   The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4 (2011)
   Glory Riders (2011)
   Lone Man Out (2012)
   Stories of the Western Range (2012)
   The Strong Land (2012)
   The Collected Short Stories Of Louis L'amour, Volume 6, Part 2 (2016)
   Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures: Volume 1 (2017)
   Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures: Volume 2 (2019)
   Lost Trails (2022) (with others)
   Ghost Towns (2022) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon (1949)
   Rawhide Range (1983)
   South of Deadwood (1986)
   A Trail to the West (1986)
   Where Buzzards Fly (1986)
   Man Riding West (1986)
   West of Pilot Range (1986)
   Case Closed - No Prisoners (1987)
   The Haunted Mesa (1987)
   Bowdrie Passes Through (1988)
   One for the Mohave Kid (1988)
   Stay Out of My Nightmare (1989)
   Too Tough To Brand (1989)
   Bill Carey Rides West (1990)
   Down the Pogonip Trail (1990)
   Merrano of the Dry Country (1990)
   The Road to Casa Piedras (1990)
   Booty for a Bad Man (1991)
   Get Out of Town (1991)
   Keep Travelin' Rider (1991)
   One for the Pot (1991)
   Ride You Tonto Raiders (1991)
   The Town No Guns Could Tame (1991)
   Bowdrie Follows a Cold Trail (1992)
   A Job For a Ranger (1992)
   The Black Rock Coffin Makers (1993)
   Four Card Draw (1993)
   Outlaws of Poplar Creek (1993)
   The Turkeyfeather Riders (1993)
   Down Sonora Way (1994)
   His Brother's Debt (1995)
   Horse Heaven (1995)
   Fork Your Own Broncs (1996)
   The Guns Talk Loud (1996)
   More Brains than Bullets (1996)
   Strawhouse Trail (1997)
   Killer from the Pecos (1998)
   Medicine Ground (1998)
   Love and the Cactus Kid (1999)
   Survival (1999)
   Unguarded Moment (1999)
   Dead Man's Trail (2000)
   No Man's Man (2000)
   Rain on the Mountain Fork (2001)
   Strange Pursuit (2002)
   That Triggernometry Tenderfoot (2002)
   Bowdrie Rides a Coyote Trail (2004)
   Ranger Rides to Town (2004)
   There's Always a Trail (2005)
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