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War Party (edition 1982)

by Louis L'Amour

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Title:War Party
Authors:Louis L'Amour
Info:Bantam (1982), Paperback, 160 pages
Collections:Your library, Read in 2012
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Historical Fiction, American West, The Sacketts (10), 12 in 12 Challenge, Category: Home on the Range, TIOLI #6: Title Relates to a Card or Board Game

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This is a compilation of a number of short stories, one of which includes a Tell Sackett story. Overall, I think it's clear that Louis L'Amour is a fantastic short story writer. He isn't strong with character development in his longer novels, nor long-term pacing, and you don't have to deal with either of those in short stories. So, what you get are fast-paced, quick to the point westerns, and they're great.

With that said, it seems he likes to deal with broken families- widows with children, men who lost their wives, wives running away, etc. And he struggles with real strong endings in these short stories. Regardless, they're great reads. ( )
  atoponce | Jan 29, 2016 |
War Party continues to be one of my favorite collections of short stories by this author. The story that gave this book its name was later expanded into Bendigo Shafter, in which one of the key characters is a strong and resourceful widow. The Gift of Cochise was eventually expanded into a full length story, Hondo, which is a good novel in itself but I prefer the simplicity of the shorter version. Even virtually unknown stories such as One for the Pot, about a mail-order bride's role in a land war, remain my favorite "comfort reads", to be read and enjoyed over and over. If you want to see why some of us enjoy Louis L'Amour's books so much, this would be a good place to start reading. ( )
  fuzzi | Nov 2, 2014 |
Product Description Bud Miles was a boy when he crossed the Mississippi. But Bud buried his father after an Indian attack, and as the wagon train pushed on through Sioux country, the boy stood as tall as any man ... Tell Sackett killed cougars at fourteen and fought a war at fifteen. Now Tell was hauling dangerous freight--a soldier's wife and a fortune in gold--knowing that someone wanted him dead ... Laurie Bonnet was a mail-order bride who thought she was a failure on the frontier. But when the chips were down, she was the only one who could save her husband's life ... In these marvelous stories of the West, Louis L'Amour tells of travelers, gunfighters, homesteaders, and adventurers: men and women making hard and sudden choices and fighting battles that could cut a person's life short--or open up a bold new future on the American frontier. From the Publisher Bud Miles was a boy when he crossed the Mississippi. But Bud buried his father after an Indian attack, and as the wagon train pushed on through Sioux country, the boy stood as tall as any man ... Tell Sackett killed cougars at fourteen and fought a war at fifteen. Now Tell was hauling dangerous freight--a soldier's wife and a fortune in gold--knowing that someone wanted him dead ... Laurie Bonnet was a mail-order bride who thought she was a failure on the frontier. But when the chips were down, she was the only one who could save her husband's life ... In these marvelous stories of the West, Louis L'Amour tells of travelers, gunfighters, homesteaders, and adventurers: men and women making hard and sudden choices and fighting battles that could cut a person's life short--or open up a bold new future on the American frontier. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
As I said before, I like L'Amour's short stories --and I might say particularly the ones that come from the pulp magazines --more tan his more pretentious novels. ( )
  antiquary | Jun 9, 2013 |
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years. ( )
  wodenthewanderer | Apr 2, 2013 |
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We buried pa on a sidehill out west of camp, buried him high up so his ghost could look down the trail he'd planned to travel.
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This is a short story, "War Party" from a collection with the same name.
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Bud Miles was a boy when he crossed the  Mississippi. But Bud buried his father after an Indian  attack, and as the wagon train pushed on through  Sioux country, the boy stood as tall as any man ...  Tell Sackett killed cougars at fourteen and fought a  war at fifteen. Now Tell was hauling dangerous  freight--a soldier's wife and a fortune in  gold--knowing that someone wanted him dead ... Laurie Bonnet  was a mail-order bride who thought she was a  failure on the frontier. But when the chips were down,  she was the only one who could save her husband's  life ... In these marvelous stories of the West,  Louis L'Amour tells of travelers, gunfighters,  homesteaders, and adventurers: men and women making  hard and sudden choices and fighting battles that  could cut a person's life short--or open up a bold  new future on the American frontier.

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A boy on the brink of manhood, a resourceful frontier woman who has beauty as well as fortitude, and a strong male character who is single and hence marriageable come together in this powerful, romantic, and strangely compelling vision of the American West.… (more)

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