Education of a Wandering Man

Education of a Wandering Man : A Memoir

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.

  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 105 x 173 x 19mm | 153g
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 1996
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint: Bantam Books Inc
  • Publication City/Country: NY, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Large type / large print ed
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, unspecified
  • ISBN10: 0553286528
  • ISBN13: 9780553286526
  • Bestsellers rank: 75,280

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