In Sackett, Louis L’Amour introduces readers to a wandering man with a desire to settle down and build a good life. Hard circumstances have made William Tell Sackett a drifter, but now he hungers for a place he can’t name yet knows he has to find. South of the Tetons he comes upon a ghost of a trail that leads him through a keyhole pass into a lonely, alien, yet beautiful valley—a valley that holds a fortune in gold. Then he finds an even greater treasure: beautiful Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. Yet the harsh ways it takes to preserve his claim and his life could be the one thing that drives Ange away forever. From the Paperback edition.
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The behind-the-scenes story of how Ambassador Sackett used all his influence to help prevent Hitler from coming into power.
My story is similar to Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Story, and profiles a “Scrooge” I knew in the Cheyenne River country east of Buffalo Gap. He was a cantankerous old cowboy who spent seven days a week in the saddle, and took a day off only on rare occasions and come to town to do business with my dad at the bank and throw down a couple beers at Frenchie’s saloon.
In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land. Jubal Sackett’s urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett’s quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy . . . and show him a life—and a woman—worth dying for.
Restless explorer Jubal Sackett journeys westward into the vast, unmapped wilderness of seventeenth-century America and discovers the perils of the rugged frontier, a new way of life among the Indians, and the love of a beautiful Natchez Indian princess. (westerns).
After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil’s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester’s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father’s legacy. From the Paperback edition.
In The Sackett Brand, Louis L’Amour spins the story of a courageous man who must face overwhelming odds to track down a killer. Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with no way to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mounting, he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run. From the Paperback edition.
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One of the most popular fictional creations of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is also one of Louis L’Amour’s crowning achievements—and these two magnificent novels are proof . Sackett A drifter by circumstance, William Tell Sackett hungered for a place he couldn’t name but knew he had to find. South of the Tetons, through a keyhole pass, he found it: a lonely yet beautiful valley—with a fortune in gold. Then he found an even greater treasure: Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. But the harsh ways it takes to protect his claim—and their lives—may be the one thing that drives Ange away. The Daybreakers Orrin Sackett had to be pushed into a fight. But Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble. The night Tye stepped between his brother and a bullet changed them both forever. Now their trail pointed west, to a lawless frontier town called Sante Fe. Orrin took the job of marshal, while Tye commanded respect without a badge. When a loose end from their past turns up, one brother will be forced to revert to his old ways—if the other’s dreams are to be realized.… From the Paperback edition.
Explains the background and sources of L'Amour's best-selling Sackett novels, with a detailed account of the people, places, and eras depicted, plus maps, photographs, and a Sackett family tree and genealogy
Barnabas Sackett flees Elizabethan London, and comes face-to-face with peril in the American wilderness.
In Jubal Sackett, the second generation of Louis L’Amour’s great American family pursues a destiny in the wilderness of a sprawling new land. Jubal Sackett’s urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett’s quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy . . . and show him a life—and a woman—worth dying for. From the Paperback edition.
During the early-seventeenth-century a spirited and adventurous farmer and hunter leaves his native England to seek his fortune in the new land of America
Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers, a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men and women as they forged westward from tyranny-wracked seventeenth-century England across the American continent have captivated readers for three decades through seventeen novels with nearly forty millions copies in print. The traditions and adventures of this family of rugged individualists who stand indomitably united when any Sackett is in trouble have inspired country songs, a popular television miniseries starring Tom Selleck (as Orrin Sackett) and Sam Elliot (as Tell Sackett), thousands of reader queries—and now, a rare full-length work of non-fiction by the worlds' all-time best-selling frontier novelist. In a 60 Minutes profile in which he hailed Louis L'Amour as "our professor emeritus of how the West was won," correspondent Morley Safer observed that "his plots may be fiction but the details therein are fact." The Sackett Companion is the author's long-savored opportunity to present the research and probe the factors behind his Sackett fiction—novel by novel—and to elaborate on their real and fictional characters, their geography and locales, and their historical eras in encyclopedia-like detail. In this book, subtitled A Personal Guide To The Sackett Novels, L'Amour takes us on a guided tour of his imagination to introduce us to the never-before-told sources and inspirations for these stories and the people and places that populate them. He retraces some of his travels in which he has walked the land the Sacketts walk, reliving such personal memories as the street fight he had on a hot dusty morning in New Mexico that ultimately led to the birth of the Sacketts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
La serie de los Sackett, llena de las emocionantes historias de la frontera indómita, es una de las mayores contribuciones de Louis L’Amour a la ficción americana. En La Marca Sackett, L’Amour desarrolla la historia de un hombre valiente que debe enfrentar situaciones extremadamente arriesgadas para rastrear a un asesino. Un Sackett Hará Cualquier Cosa Por Encontrar Justicia Tell Sackett estaba a kilómetros de distancia de cualquier persona conocida y no tenía por qué imaginar que hubiera enemigos en las proximidades. Pero luego, Tell recibe un disparo sin previo aviso—y cuando al fin recupera el conocimiento, descubre que todos los rastros de su vida se han esfumado. Su carreta ha desaparecido y no hay ningún rastro de su amada esposa, Ange. Sackett hace el juramento de no detenerse ante nada para saber qué pasó con ella. Pero cuando surge la verdad, ésta es más aterradora que cualquier cosa que jamás hubiera podido imaginar—y necesitará todas sus fuerzas para descubrir, de una vez por todas, por qué los oscuros designios tras el misterio no se detendrán hasta que Sackett haya muerto. From the Paperback edition.