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The Sackett Companion (The Sacketts)

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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 seventeent ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published February 19th 2009 by Bantam (first published 1988)
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John
Jul 22, 2013 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Hove no idea why I got this book - I do Like the Sackett novels but you really have to like them to enjoy this
Richard
Apr 25, 2009 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Louis L'Amour fans
A great addition to any Louis L'Amour collection, this book is filled with trivia, insights and useful information. Here is one of my favorite parts:

It has often been said that we have but one life to live; that is nonsense. If one reads fiction he or she can live a thousand lives, in many parts of the world or in outer space. One can cross a desert, climb the Himalayas, or experience the agony of defeat, the triumph of victory, the pangs of starvation, or the choking thirst of the desert, all
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William  Knight
Aug 17, 2015 William Knight rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It has a plethora of background information on the Sackett books written by Louis L'Amour. I read it after rereading the Sackett books. I should have read the section for each book as I started it. While reading it separately was fun, it would have been better for me to read both books together.

The background information is well-researched. Mr. L'Amour has walked or ridden over most of the landscape covered in the books. He also understands the history due to extensive researc
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Ed
May 02, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
804.91 A personal guide to the Sackett novels. 17 novels spanning the adventures of the Sackett from 1600 England to the American Western frontier of 1880. Although author L'Amour planned on at least 45 novels spread over the period, the 17 novels written are heavily back-ended with 12 of them taking place in the 1870s.
Kaye Booth
Sep 14, 2015 Kaye Booth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Interesting and helpful
Serena
Feb 16, 2016 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.

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* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Fredrick Danysh
Sep 09, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A guide to the Sackett novels of Louis L'Amour identifying the characters and their relationships. It also provides a flow chart of where L'Amour wanted to go with the stories of the sacketts.
Don Gubler
Good background and back story information. I wish I had had this available to read as I was reading the stories.
Anthony
Apr 02, 2012 Anthony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best and truthful introductions. Read this before you start the Sackett series.
Jay Adams
May 30, 2013 Jay Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
Really helps to have this book on hand when ready the Sackett series in chronological order.
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Sacketts (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Sackett's Land
  • To the Far Blue Mountains
  • The Warrior's Path
  • Jubal Sackett
  • Ride the River
  • The Daybreakers
  • Lando
  • Sackett
  • Mojave Crossing
  • The Sackett Brand

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