Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) was an American novelist, or as he would say, “an American storyteller.” The majority of his work was western novels (which he referred to as “Frontier novels”), although he had some science fiction and historical fiction books in there as well. Several of his books were adapted into films, including Crossfire Trail, The Iron Marshal (as Shaughnessy), Conagher, The Quick and the Dead, Down the Long Hills, The Shadow Riders, The Man Called Noon and too many others to list.

During his nearly 40 year career, L’Amour wrote 89 novels, 14 short story collections and two non-fiction books, which would categorize him as a prolific author under any criteria. All of his work remains in print to this day. Since then, several works of L’Amour’s have been published posthumously. Below is a list of Louis L’Amour’s books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of The Sacketts Books

The Daybreakers (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sackett (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lando (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mojave Crossing (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sackett Brand (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mustang Man (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky-Liners (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lonely Men (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galloway (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Dark Trail (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure Mountain (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Party (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sackett's Land (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To the Far Blue Mountains (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonely on the Mountain (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the River (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warrior's Path (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jubal Sackett (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End of the Drive (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of The Sacketts Books

Sackett's Land(1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To the Far Blue Mountains(1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warrior's Path(1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jubal Sackett(1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the River(1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daybreakers(1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lando(1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sackett(1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mojave Crossing(1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sackett Brand(1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky-Liners(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lonely Men(1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mustang Man(1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galloway(1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure Mountain(1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Dark Trail(1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonely on the Mountain(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Party(1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End of the Drive(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Talon Books

Rivers West (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from the Broken Hills (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Milo Talon (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of ChantryBooks

North to the Rails (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fair Blows the Wind (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ferguson Rifle (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over on the Dry Side (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borden Chantry (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of ChantryBooks

Fair Blows the Wind(1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Borden Chantry(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
North to the Rails(1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ferguson Rifle(1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over on the Dry Side(1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kilkenny Books

Kilkenny (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rider of Lost Creek (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mountain Valley War (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gun for Kilkenny (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man Called Trent (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Kilkenny Books

The Rider of Lost Creek(1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Man Called Trent(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mountain Valley War(1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kilkenny(1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gun for Kilkenny(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Riders of High Rock (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rustlers of West Fork (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail to Seven Pines (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Shooter (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

The Rustlers of West Fork(1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail to Seven Pines(1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Riders of High Rock(1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Shooter(1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hondo (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown at Yellow Butte (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossfire Trail (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Utah Blaine (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Tame a Land (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heller with a Gun (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns of the Timberlands (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Canyon (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Hills (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sitka (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Stand at Papago Wells (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tall Stranger (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taggart (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Radigan (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flint (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Lonesome (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killoe (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shalako (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How the West Was Won (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Canyon (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiowa Trail (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hanging Woman Creek (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Key-Lock Man (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The High Graders (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Gun (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kid Rodelo (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kilrone (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matagorda (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down the Long Hills (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chancy (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brionne (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Called Noon (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empty Land (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conagher (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fallon (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reilly's Luck (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Sweetwater Rim (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tucker (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Callaghen (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Skibbereen (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quick and the Dead (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Californios (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where the Long Grass Blows (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Westward the Tide (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bendigo Shafter (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Marshal (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Proving Trail (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiowa Trail and Killoe (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comstock Lode (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cherokee Trail (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The ShadowRiders (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lonesome Gods (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of a Wanted Man (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walking Drum (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passin' Through (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where Buzzards Fly (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riding for the Brand (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last of the Breed (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
South of Deadwood (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Mesa (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown Trail (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead End Drift (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bowdrie Passes Through (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Louis L'Amour Companion (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marshal of Sentinel (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
LONESOME GODS (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixth Shotgun (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Fast Draw (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home in the Valley (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trailing West (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Medicine (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dawn Riders (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Rock Coffin Makers (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riders of the Tumbling K (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Showdown (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Bullets for the Cactus Kid (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catlow (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Traveller Returns (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bannon (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Louis L'Amour Short Story Collections

Smoke from This Altar (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strong Shall Live (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yondering (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buckskin Run (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hills of Homicide (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bowdrie (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Law of the Desert Born (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bowdrie's Law (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dutchman's Flat (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Over the Solomons (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail to Crazy Man (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Riding West (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rider of the Ruby Hills (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West from Singapore (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lonigan (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Ride Home (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grub Line Rider (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaws of Mesquite (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West of the Tularosa (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of the Sun (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West of Dodge (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistakes Can Kill You (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monument Rock (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Off the Mangrove Coast (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
May There Be a Road (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With These Hands (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Listening Hills (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lone Star Law (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 3 (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4 (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'amour Volume 5 (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6 (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 7 (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frontier Stories (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Battle Flat (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strong Land (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Shaped the Land with Our Guns (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chick Bowdrie Short Stories Bundle (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Frontier (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sackett Companion (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Education of a Wandering Man (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louis l'Amour's Lost Treasures (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Western Movies(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden West(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Untamed West(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Trails(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawless West(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Towns(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Classic Westerns(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
TRAILIN' WEST(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Hopalong Cassidy series was originally published under the pen name Tex Burns. Whenever asked for one of these books to be autographed, L’Amour refused, insisting that “they weren’t his books.” When asked late in life about the series, L’Amour confessed he wrote the books, but only did them for the money.

The anthology The Golden West also contains stories by Zane Grey and Max Brand. A Trail of Memories: The Quotations Of Louis L’Amour was compiled by Angelique L’Amour.

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13 Responses to “Order of Louis L’Amour Books”

  1. Gary Strong: 3 years ago

    Face Book!

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  2. Gary Strong: 3 years ago

    Love his work,got in trouble at school,daydream ing on the plains,my body in class ,my restless soul riding the High Plains! Study Hall,no free time was the price,still do it today ,good never dirs!

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  3. jack schmidt: 4 years ago

    love louis l’amour. can’t find squatters on the lonetree is this part of his short stories /

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    • Gary Strong: 3 years ago

      Try your thrift stores,Estate Sales,Yard Sales,Newspapers Ads,EBay Esty.com,,they just about give the! Away,I bought 19 at .50 cents each!Enjoy!

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  4. Cinda Hoye: 5 years ago

    could not find the short story collection called, West of the Tularosa.

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  5. Shelly Ann LPN(ret): 6 years ago

    One of the two best western storytellers that have ever been published. I had over 80 volumes of his works while I served, all paperbacks, when finished with them I sent them home. When mom got the packages she would take the Louis L’Amour books out and read them before she put them away for me. Lost most of my collect to a fire and the rest was taken by my ex. Long live the novels and stories of Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey the two best western storytellers.
    Shelly Ann, LPN (ret)
    A Proud Honorable Disabled American Veteran, 1967-1994

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  6. Jim: 6 years ago

    Hi Brandon, in reviewing the books by Louis L’Amour, I came across a book I have that is not on your list. It is called “Big Medicine” and was published in 2008 by the Golden West Literary Agency. It has 4 short stories that were published from 1947 through 1950 and were written by Louis L’Amour under the byline Jim Mayo. Hopefully/maybe you can add another section under Louis L’Amour showing his books by Jim Mayo. Thanks, Jim

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  7. Phil Nason: 6 years ago

    Does any one know the number of books printed- by publisher -hardback, paperback, non-english translated that he wrote

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    • Gary Strong: 3 years ago

      Google him it’s on the net now ,he was a busy man ,his mind had to work while he slept!

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  8. Jay Webb: 7 years ago

    I have most of the books Louis wrote. I have over 105 books. There are three on this list from his WW2 adventures that I know of right off hand : Night over the Solomons, West from Singapore, Off the Mangrove Coast. There maybe a couple more but I didn’t look real close at the list.

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    • Brandon: 7 years ago

      Is this in response to Jimbowman00’s post?

      If you have any books we don’t have listed, feel free to let us know. Sometimes things slip through the cracks, especially when it’s an older author who is so prolific.

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  9. Brandon: 8 years ago

    I’ll gladly add them if I can find out what I’m missing, along with his collections and other works. Thanks!

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  10. Jimbowman00: 9 years ago

    i didn’t see any of Louis’s books about his adventures during WW 2

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