Night Over the Solomons: Stories
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Night Over the Solomons: Stories

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They’re freelance pilots and full-time troubleshooters for democracy. They’re men like Steven Cowan, Mike Thorne, and Turk Madden who face danger every day of their lives and fight like tigers for what they believe in. With the world on the brink of war, they’re on the front lines or wherever there’s action. From the dangerous South Sea...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Bantam (first published 1986)
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After traveling in the Pacific in the late 1930's, Louis L'Amour wrote these six stories for the adventure magazines. War, intrigue, exotic ports, and tough characters make fodder for exciting stories. The heroes in these stories would have been formidable foes even in the old west.
Juan Maestas
Louis L'Amour wrote these stories before he galloped into writing westerns, and many of these were among his first published work. Night Over the Solomons was a fast paced and action driven. Many of the characters were genre stock, likened to the old movie-house serials of the 30s and 40s. The women, if present, were there to be saved by the hero- or give motivation to hero "do justice!" While the cultural handling of gender and ethnicity are dated and could be construed by some to be offensive,...more
I put it in Westerns to go along with L'Amour's other stuff, but this is actually stories set in the World War II period. Not nearly as good as his western stuff, but they were mostly written pretty early in his career.
Imagine if Indiana Jones was a pilot. I found these short stories of pilot-adventurers all taking place during or shortly after WWII highly entertaining.
Fredrick Danysh
A collection of short stories by Louis L'Amour set in the South Pacific. The time on many of them are on the eve of World War II.
Aug 19, 2011 J rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The espisodes in this book are taken from L'Amour's experience during WWII. An excellent read for those interested in WWII.
Vikas Datta
Fantastic in evoking far-off climes and times
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Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
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