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The Sackett Companion: A Personal Guide to the Sackett Novels (The Sacketts)

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America's favorite storyteller offers a unique personal look into the complete background and creation of his most widely read novels. L'Amour provides detailed descriptions of the books' characters, the times in which they lived, the locales, as well as fascinating commentary on many little known aspects of our national history.
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Bantam (first published 1988)
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Richard
Apr 25, 2009 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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John
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1fiction, box15
Hove no idea why I got this book - I do Like the Sackett novels but you really have to like them to enjoy this
Oleta Blaylock
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have only read small parts of this book. If you are a true Sackett family fan and want to know more about the books and the thought processes that went into creating those stories. You need to get this book and go through it. There is also a partial family tree in one of the last few chapters that is so wonderful. There is are lists of all kind of things found in the books, Fictional and Historical Characters, Places, Ranches and Brands, Books, etc, etc. There is also an Index.
Kyle Miller
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love The Sackett series! This companion has really enriched my understanding of America and I truly enjoyed following Barnabas from the Fens of England to the Carolinas, and Jubal as he made his way Westward. It was like I was reliving one of my ancestors lives.
William  Knight
Jun 18, 2015 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 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.
Serena
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: western, 20th-century
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.

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Don Gubler
Good background and back story information. I wish I had had this available to read as I was reading the stories.
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: westerns
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.
Josh
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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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“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.” 1 likes
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