Education Of A Wandering Man
A Memoir
By Louis L'Amour

      "From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning -- from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women -- that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man.
      Like classic L'Amour fiction, Education Of A Wandering Man mixes authentic frontier drama -- such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert -- with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe.
      At last, in his own words, this is the story of a one-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest...  a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage."

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