May There Be a Road

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2002 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Spirited American stories
Gathered together for the first time

From the coasts of Brazil to the borders of Tibet to the very heartland of America, May There Be a Road gathers ten previously uncollected stories that capture the magnificent scope and sense of epic adventure that epitomize Louis L'Amour classic fiction.

In these vivid settings L’Amour takes us into the pivotal moments when lives are altered forever, when men and women face a deadly enemy, find a kindred spirit, or confront their own mortality.

Among the unforgettable characters we meet here are a hard-living, hard-drinking freighter captain whose penchant for flying may change the course of World War II . . . A lonely frontiersman who unexpectedly finds himself the protector of two orphans . . . A boxer who accepts a gambler’s payoff and then must fight to redeem himself . . . A detective willing to believe an unproven story in order to discover a painful truth hidden in a small town. And in the title story L’Amour weaves the powerful tale of a young Tibetan khan who leads a band of horsemen on a daring escape across treacherous mountain terrain. At stake is the survival of a people and an ancient way of life.

Evoking the American spirit of bravery, pride, adventure, and self-reliance as few writers have, this extraordinary volume proves once again that L’Amour has set a standard yet to be matched.
 

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

Made up of short stories not previously published in book form, this collection contains some very good examples of Louis L'Amour's diverse body of works. From a tale of Tibet, to pre-WWII Brazil, these short stories should entertain the reader. Recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Not up to L'Amour's usual quality. Contains a few boxing stories, a couple of detective yarns and two western stories. Ponga Jim Mayo makes an appearance in Wings Over Brazil which is set during WW II ... Read full review

Contents

A Friend of a Hero
May There Be a Road
Making It the Hard
The Hand of Kuanyin
Red Butte Showdown
The Vanished Blonde
Afterword
Bantam Books by Louis LAmour
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Louis L'Amour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only American-born author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide.

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