History Creator / LouisLAmour

25th Jun '17 11:15:39 AM nombretomado
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Where other adventure writers can talk the talk, L'Amour walked the adventurer walk. At the age of fifteen he left home and began WalkingTheEarth, eventually becoming a merchant seaman and then serving with the United States Army in WorldWarTwo, and at one point or another visited every continent except Antarctica.

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Where other adventure writers can talk the talk, L'Amour walked the adventurer walk. At the age of fifteen he left home and began WalkingTheEarth, eventually becoming a merchant seaman and then serving with the United States Army in WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and at one point or another visited every continent except Antarctica.
13th Dec '16 2:05:13 AM Xtifr
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, '''Louis L'Amour''' (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, '''Louis L'Amour''' Louis L'Amour (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
14th Nov '16 1:14:25 PM creepingdeath
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* BeingGoodSucks: In ''Sackett'', Tell thinks this as he has to carry down a {{Mook}}, who had been trying to kill him, but had broken his leg down a mountain, while the mook is on a makeshift stretcher, with a woman, [[UpToEleven in a snowstorm]] with more bad guys chasing them. When they make it down, the mook is [[{{Understatement}} understandably impressed]].
8th Nov '16 7:01:27 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: If there aren't a few characters in the book who qualify, it ain't L'Amour.
27th Sep '16 9:08:20 PM Nylsa
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* OldShame: The Hopalong Cassidy novels.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Apparently every single geographic feature in his books existed in real life and he saw them himself while WalkingTheEarth. His biography states that if there's any stream mentioned in one of his stories, you can find that stream exactly where he put it in RealLife, and the water will be good to drink. This probably explains why his descriptions of the land are so vivid and detailed, he described places he'd actually been and streams he'd actually drunk from.
24th Jul '16 11:45:25 AM creepingdeath
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* TheAce: Kilkenny is incredibly fast with a gun, can beat a very good boxer and is very intelligent.



** {{Daddys Little Villain}}, and ''how'': see, e.g., ''The Daybreakers'', ''Lando,'' ''The Lonely Men'' and ''Kiowa Trail.'' L'Amour's good girls become grown-up pioneer women and cut the cord with their fathers
** with a sprinkling of FemmeFatale on occasion, although direct "sexiness" or any mention of sex at all is extremely rare.

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** {{Daddys Little Villain}}, and ''how'': see, e.g., ''The Daybreakers'', ''Lando,'' ''The Lonely Men'' and ''Kiowa Trail.'' L'Amour's good girls become grown-up pioneer women and cut the cord with their fathers
fathers.
** with a sprinkling of FemmeFatale on occasion, although direct "sexiness" or any mention of sex at all is extremely rare. He will mention that they have "Curves in all the right places"


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* DarkIsNotEvil: Kilkenny wears a black hat, black vest and black chaps, but is a hero, albeit a [[ReluctantHero reluctant one]].
1st Jan '16 11:28:56 PM Exxolon
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour '''Louis L'Amour''' (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
6th Jul '15 9:50:11 PM YT45
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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Joe Mack of ''Last of the Breed''. American jet fighter pilot and proud Indian savage.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Joe Mack of ''Last of the Breed''. ''Literature/LastOfTheBreed''. American jet fighter pilot and proud Indian savage.Sioux warrior.
17th Sep '14 8:50:55 PM creepingdeath
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* ByronicHero: Some protagonists have this and a few that turn into antagonists, as well.



* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: Every novel consists of manly men doing manly things.
1st Mar '13 1:18:39 PM MoonstoneSpider
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Apparently every single geographic feature in his books existed in real life and he saw them himself while WalkingTheEarth. His biography states that if there's any stream mentioned in one of his stories, you can find that stream exactly where he put it in RealLife, and the water will be good to drink. This probably explains why his descriptions of the land are so vivid and detailed, he described places he'd actually been and streams he'd actually drunk from.
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