Talk:Louis L'Amour

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I cleaned up the lists of L'Amour's works, based on info posted at JakeApple 15:15, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Was L'Amour involved with the other ...West books like _The Lawless West_ REF: Amazon Link

and _The Untamed West_ REF: Amazon Link

I believe Bowdrie, Bowdrie's Law and Buckskin Run would come under Non-Series Novel and not as Short Stories. Could someone please confirm the same. Long time since I read them so not 100% sure. Thanks. Sanju 11:39, 2 April 2007 (UTC)Sanjuct

According to the author's official website, they are short story collections. [1] 04:23, 6 June 2007 (UTC)


What's the basis for the POV tag? Lorangriel 19:54, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Though I'm not saying it myself, I can imagine someone arguing that the tone of the article is a little too warm and lacks encyclopedic distance from the subject.
However, the anonymous editor who added the neutrality flag in mid-March did not explain the action or make this argument. You questioned the basis for the POV flag on 10 April; I propose that it be removed on 1 May if nobody steps forward to support the claim of a POV problem. --7Kim 07:00, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
"Louis Dearborn L'Amour was not only the West's best-selling storyteller, he was the consummate Western man, a pattern for the white-hatted heros he wrote about. Hard-working and soft-spoken, he was proud of his accomplishments, although often shy in his remembrances. L'Amour elevated himself by his boot straps, and in the process left footprints that few writers will be able to fill." Very good reason for the POV flag right there...
I tried to neutralized it a bit and put places for people to give citations to quotations and claims about him. Hope that helps you all. (PS I'm not a party to the english language wikipedia but for Louis Lamour being one of my two favorite english language authors.)-Rafael Garcia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:17, 27 April 2007 (UTC).
Very well. I didn't personally care one way or the other; I just wanted to see somebody (I assume the flagger) stand up for flagging POV. It's the kind of action I feel should always be explained on the discussion page, even when the reason seems obvious to the flagger. Explicit objections are a lot more likely to be addressed than a mysterious POV flag popping up out of nowhere, and that goes triply when the POV flag was added not only without explanation, but anonymously. --7Kim 03:58, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Flag removed on June 25[edit]

The unnamed editor who flagged this article has done nothing to provide alternative wording, and I removed the flag today. Stillstudying 18:44, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

"Film adaptations" list[edit]

This list has turned into an absolute formating disaster. I'd clean it up, but I don't even know where to begin. 05:02, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Worse. Some things are on it more than once, and much of it is clearly cut-&-pasted from the Internet Movie Database's L'Amour listing. It will take a great deal of time. Ted Watson (talk) 21:13, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

More Bio[edit]

Wouldn't someone interested in L'Amour be interested in his life? The bio is too short and the list of works long. I read a biography some years ago which included stories of his WW II service (rifle instructor, survival instructor, red ball express in Patton's army), how he came to be a cattle skinner, stuff about his boxing. He didn't come to create those characters out of thin air. Maybe I have some of that mixed up with his personal accounts that I read elsewhere, but there is a wealth of biographical information out there. He was too old for the front lines in the second world war but he wasn't peeling potatoes in alaska either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CharlesKiddell (talkcontribs) 05:03, August 30, 2007 (UTC)

Place of Death?[edit]

The box at the top of the page says that L'Amour died in Glendale, Calif. However, under the "Death" section, his place of death is given as Hesperus, Colo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 45750born (talkcontribs) 14:05, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

If I might add a similar comment:

In the "Death section it says: "L'Amour died from lung cancer on June 10, 1988, at his home in Los Angeles"

and then it says:

"He died doing what he loved, writing a book at his ranch in Hesperus, Colorado."

I think he could not have died in two places at the same time! Rob043055 (talk) 00:47, 20 June 2011 (UTC)


"Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it." — Louis L'Amour —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:19, 3 October 2010 (UTC)


"... the mind must be prepared for knowledge as one prepares a field for planting, and a discovery made too soon is no better than a discovery not made at all." — Louis L'Amour The Walking Drum —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:15, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Ghost Writer(s)[edit]

It is obvious that some of the later books were written by others. A large fraction of "Last of the Breed" for instance was written by someone for whom English was a second language, and from the sentence structure, it was a Russian, not an American and definitely not someone raised in the western U.S., which makes sense in view of the Russian setting and characters. How many other of L'Amour's books were written by ghost writers? His son Beau states that he did some of this, see <>. This is something that this article ought to address. Friendly Person (talk) 02:15, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

On second reading, I can't find the Russian-style section. Guess I had this confused with some other book. L'Amour had an odd style of writing Friendly Person (talk) 16:51, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Sackett Novel corrections needed[edit]

The list of characters in the Sackett Novels needs some 

changes. Nolan is a character in Mojave Crossing. Tyrel and Flagan are both in Treasure Mountain, although briefly. Logan

and Parmalee both appear in Galloway. Also, Yance is a major 

character in Warrior's Path. Kdb1965 (talk) 08:35, 1 July 2013 (UTC)