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 Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.   -  Louis L'Amour

Author: Louis L'Amour
Born as: pseudonym of Louis Dearborn LaMoore
Other Names: Louis L'Amour
b. 22 March 1908
d. 10 June 1988
Occupation: Author of Frontier, Science Fiction and Adventure Stories.
Works: Selected Works: Westward the Tide London, - 1950; first US publication - 1976 The Riders of High Rock - 1951 The Rustlers of West Fork - 1951 The Trail to Seven Pines - 1951 Trouble Shooter - 1952 Hondo - 1953 Showdown at Yellow Butte - 1953 Crossfire Trail - 1954 Heller with a Gun - 1954Kilkenny - 1954 Utah Blaine - 1954 Guns of the Timberlands - 1955 To Tame a Land - 1955 The Burning Hills - 1956 Silver Canyon - 1956 Last Stand at Papago Wells - 1957 Sitka - 1957 The Tall Stranger - 1957 Radigan - 1958 The First Fast Draw - 1959 Taggart - 1959 The Daybreakers - 1960 Flint - 1960 Sackett - 1961 High Lonesome - 1962 Killoe - 1962 Lando - 1962 Shalako - 1962 Catlow - 1963 Dark Canyon - 1963 Fallon - 1963 How the West Was Won - 1963 Hanging Woman Creek - 1964 Mojave Crossing - 1964 The High Graders - 1965 The Key-Lock Man - 1965 Kiowa Trail - 1965 The Sackett Brand - 1965 The Broken Gun - 1966 Kid Rodelo - 1966 Kilrone - 1966 Mustang Man - 1966 Matagorda - 1967 The Sky-Liners - 1967 Chancy - 1968 Conagher - 1968 Down the Long Hills - 1968 The Empty Land - 1969 The Lonely Men - 1969 Galloway - 1970 The Man Called Noon - 1970 Reilly's Luck - 1970 Brionne - 1971 The Ferguson Rifle - 1971 North to the Rails - 1971 Tucker - 1971 Under the Sweetwater Rim - 1971 Callaghen - 1972 Ride the Dark Trail - 1972 The Man from Skibbereen - 1973 The Quick and the Dead - 1973 Treasure Mountain - 1973 The Californios - 1974 Sackett's Land - 1974 Man From the Broken Hills - 1975 Over on the Dry Side - 1975 Rivers West - 1975 The Rider of Lost Creek - 1976 To the Far Blue Mountains - 1976 Where the Long Grass Blows - 1976 Borden Chantry - 1977 Bendigo Shafter - 1978 Fair Blows the Wind - 1978 The Mountain Valley War - 1978 The Iron Marshal - 1979 The Proving Trail - 1979 Lonely on the Mountain - 1980 The Warrior's Path - 1980 Comstock Lode - 1981 Milo Talon - 1981 The Cherokee Trail - 1982 The Shadow Riders - 1982 The Lonesome Gods - 1983 Ride the River - 1983 Son of a Wanted Man - 1984 The Walking Drum - 1984 Jubal Sackett - 1985 Passin' Through - 1985 Last of the Breed - 1986 West of Pilot Range - 1986 A Trail to the West - 1986 The Haunted Mesa - 1987 Sackett series: In fictional story order not the order written: Sackett’s Land - Barnabas Sackett To the Far Blue Mountains - Barnabas Sackett The Warrior’s Path - Kin Ring Sackett Jubal Sackett - Jubal Sackett, Itchakomi Ishai Ride the River - Echo Sackett Aunt to Orrin, Tyrel, and William Tell Sackett The Daybreakers - Orrin and Tyrel Sackett, Cap Rountree, Tom Sunday Lando - Orlando Sackett, the Tinker Sackett - William Tell Sackett, Cap Rountree Mojave Crossing - William Tell Sackett and Nolan Sackett The Sackett Brand - William Tell Sackett, and the whole passel of Sacketts! The Sky-liners - Flagan and Galloway Sackett The Lonely Men - William Tell Sackett Mustang Man - Nolan Sackett Galloway - Galloway and Flagan Sackett Treasure Mountain - William Tell Sackett Ride the Dark Trail - Logan Sackett, Em Talon born a Sackett Lonely on the Mountain - William Tell, Orrin and Tyrel Sackett They go on a mission to help Logan Sackett There are also two Sackett-related short stories: "The Courting of Griselda" available in End of the Drive "Booty for a Badman" available in War Party Sacketts are also involved in the plot of 7 other novels: Bendigo Shafter Ethan Sackett Dark Canyon William Tell Sackett Borden Chantry Joe Sackett, killed in ambush that B Chantry solves murder, and Tyrel Sackett Passin' Through Parmalee Sackett is mentioned as defending a main character in the book Son of a Wanted Man Tyrel Sackett Catlow Ben Cowhan marries a cousin of Tyrel Sackett’s wife Man from the Broken Hills Em Talon a main character in this book was in fact born a Sackett. Mentions William Tell Sackett Talon and Chantry series: Borden Chantry Fair Blows the Wind The Ferguson Rifle The Man from the Broken Hills Em Talon was born a Sackett she is the main character's mother. Milo Talon Is a cousin to the Sacketts through his mother Em Talon North to the Rails Over on the Dry Side Rivers West Kilkenny series: The Rider of Lost Creek - 1976 The Mountain Valley War - 1978 , which previously been released as a magazine novella, entitled A Man Called Trent and was re-written for the Kilkenny trilogy. A Man Called Trent is included in the short story collection entitled The Rider of the Ruby Hills - 1986 Kilkenny - 1954 A Gun for Kilkenny is a short story featuring Kilkenny as a minor character, from the collection Dutchman's Flat - 1986 . Monument Rock is a novella in the story collection of the same name. -K.i.D- Valley Sickness Hopalong Cassidy series: Originally published under the pseudonym "Tex Burns". The Riders of High Rock The Rustlers of West Fork The Trail to Seven Pines Trouble Shooter Collections of short stories: War Party - 1975 The Strong Shall Live - 1980 Yondering - 1980; revised edition - 1989 Buckskin Run - 1981 Bowdrie - 1983 The Hills of Homicide - 1983 Law of the Desert Born - 1983 Bowdrie's Law - 1984 Night Over the Solomons - 1986 The Rider of the Ruby Hills - 1986 Riding for the Brand - 1986 The Trail to Crazy Man - 1986 Dutchman's Flat - 1986 Lonigan - 1988 Long Ride Home - 1989 The Outlaws of Mesquite - 1990 West from Singapore - 1991 Valley of the Sun - 1995 West of Dodge - 1996 End of the Drive - 1997 Monument Rock - 1998 Beyond the Great Snow Mountains - 1999 Off the Mangrove Coast 2000 May There Be a Road 2001 With These Hands 2002 From the Listening Hills 2003 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories - Volume 1 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories - Volume 2 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories - Volume 3 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Adventure Stories - Volume 4 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories - Volume 5 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Crime Stories - Volume 6 The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories - Volume 7 "Trap of Gold" "The Gift of Cochise" "The Sixth Shotgun" - September 2005 "Showdown Trail" - March 2007 "Grub Line Rider" - March 2008 "Trailing West" - August 2008 "Big Medicine" - January 2009 "West of the Tularosa" - July 2010 Non-fiction: Education of a Wandering Man Frontier The Sackett Companion A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour compiled by Angelique L'Amour Poetry: Smoke From This Altar Compilations with other authors: The Golden West Stagecoach Film adaptations: Crossfire Trail, 2001. TV novel ... aka Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail USA . Starring Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, and Wilford Brimley. Directed by Simon Wincer. The Diamond of Jeru 2001 TV short story ... aka Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru USA: complete title Shaughnessy - 1996 TV novel "The Iron Marshal" ... aka Louis L'Amour's Shaughnessy Australia , and, Louis L'Amour's Shaughnessy the Iron Marshal USA: DVD box title Conagher - 1991 TV novel ... aka Louis L'Amour's Conagher, Starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Directed by Reynaldo Villalobos. The Quick and the Dead - 1987 HBO TV novel , Starring Sam Elliott and Kate Capshaw. Directed by Robert Day. Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills - 1986 TV novel ... aka Down the Long Hills Five Mile Creek 2 episodes - 1984 "Walk Like a Man" - 1984 TV Episode inspiration The Cherokee Trail "When the Kookaburra Cries" - 1984 TV Episode inspiration The Cherokee Trail The Shadow Riders - 1982 TV novel ... aka Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders The Cherokee Trail - 1981 TV story ... aka Louis L'Amour's The Cherokee Trail USA The Sacketts - 1979 TV novels "The Daybreakers" and "Sackett" ... aka The Daybreakers USA: cut version Hombre llamado Noon, Un - 1973 novel ... aka The Man Called Noon Philippines: English title UK USA & Lo chiamavano Mezzogiorno Italy Cancel My Reservation - 1972 novel The Broken Gun Catlow - 1971 novel Shalako - 1968 novel ... aka Man nennt mich Shalako West Germany Hondo 17 episodes, - 1967 "Hondo and the Rebel Hat" - 1967 TV Episode character "Hondo and the Apache Trail" - 1967 TV Episode character "Hondo and the Gladiators" - 1967 TV Episode character "Hondo and the Hanging Town" - 1967 TV Episode character "Hondo and the Death Drive" - 1967 TV Episode character Hondo and the Apaches - 1967 TV story "The Gift of Cochise" Kid Rodelo - 1966 novel Taggart - 1964 novel Guns of the Timberland - 1960 novel Heller in Pink Tights, - 1960 film novel Starring Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren. Directed by George Cukor. Adapted from Heller With a Gun. Apache Territory - 1958 novel Last Stand at Papago Wells The Tall Stranger - 1957 novel Showdown Trail , The Rifle USA and Walk Tall USA: alternative title Maverick 1 episode, - 1957 Stage West - 1957 TV Episode story Sugarfoot 1 episode, - 1957 ... aka Tenderfoot UK The Strange Land - 1957 TV Episode story Utah Blaine - 1957 novel The Burning Hills - 1956 novel "Flowers for Jenny" - 1956 TV Episode story Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado - 1956 novel Kilkenny City Detective 1 episode, - 1955 Man Down, Woman Screaming - 1955 TV Episode story Stranger on Horseback - 1955 story Climax! 1 episode, - 1955 ... aka Climax Mystery Theater USA The Mojave Kid - 1955 TV Episode story Treasure of Ruby Hills - 1955 story Four Guns to the Border - 1954 story ... aka Shadow Valley USA Hondo - 1953 story "The Gift of Cochise" East of Sumatra - 1953 story.
Family Ties: The last of seven children born to a veterinarian father and a teacher mother.
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Notes: Family name was originally spelled LaMoore.
Source: Unknown
Submitted By: Hugh Knox




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