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Bendigo Shafter by Louis L’Amour

May 09, Tate May rated it it was amazing. National Book Foundation Homepage. Louis L’Amour put out a lot of great books.

Nov 09, Logan rated it liked it. Good development of the many characters and relationships in the book.

If time travel were possible this is one of those places and times I would love to visit. The books open up a whole new world for him. He has also fallen in love with a girl now living in New York City, now an actress. Contact Contact Us Help. As do many of his stories, this one takes place just after the Civil War and centers around the exploration and settling of the near West, this one settling in Wyoming near the Continental Divide.

Probably, he figured his audience wouldn’t go for a novel that didn’t have tons of gunplay to offset the more realistic and mundane aspects of frontier life.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. He is not a perfect man. A great novel on the power of various types of teachers: Jul 05, Sewingdervish rated it really liked it. Ehafter Bendigo Shafter is one of a handful of settlers who begin a nameless town in the far hills of Wyoming. Believability is occasionally a minor issue, as well. But I don’t buy it. Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The story is sahfter crafted with interesting characters and a great flow.


I’m not sure why I fell in love with this book, but I did.

Bendigo Shafter (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures)

Nov 01, Pages Buy. See 2 questions about Bendigo Shafter…. Stay in Touch Sign up. LitFlash The shafer you want at the lowest prices. Later the trash will come. Dec 06, Audrey rated it really liked it.

At what point does a group of strangers become a community? As Bendigo’s world expands he begins to question what he should do with his life. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Louis was trying to show the readers that at the end of they day, Benjamin will do what needs to be done without hesitation.

The resourceful widow Ruth Macken helped lead the settlers through the harsh winters, Indians attacks, and destruction of gold. It is better, sometimes, to simply feelto simply be. Feb 28, Barry rated it really liked it Shelves: He’s alone in the world, except for his older married brother Cain who wants to set up a blacksmith shopbut recently widowed Ruth Macken takes Ben’s education in hand and starts him off on books from her library.

One of the things I like of Louis L’Amour books is that even while a work of fiction, there’s some truth that you can guess beneath the words. To ask other readers questions about Bendigo Shafterplease sign up. Thanks to the company of these men, Louis was first exposed to the history and the adventures of the frontier days that inspired his books. There’s plenty of action, but not a lot of s Not your typical good guy vs bad buy shoot ’em up western from L’Amour.


When Bendigo Shafter and some travelers settle in a rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly learn that they need to be depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Please try again later. Wise beyond his tender years, he lavishes upon his reader many mini-sermons about the building of a country; almost innumerable lectures on frontier lore; occasional analogies between the Plains Indians and Arthurian Knights, Bantus, and Europeans; and prophecies about the passing of the Indians and the buffaloes, and about the probability of stellar travel.

She has brought a chest of books West with her and she loans them out to Bendigo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is also a story of the journey of one man to educate himself and find a place in the world where he can make a difference.

Subscribe to this feed. More than most of his books this one made me want to wander over to his place to talk about these folks over some campfire coffee.

Book 1 and 2 were great, book 3 shaffer a bit of a snooze. My favorite part of this book I enjoyed this book by Louis L’Amour thoroughly. He wrote so fast, that during the 60s, he was writing three western novels a year for Bantam Books. I highly recommend this book as a good, clean read.