Louis L'Amour (1908-1988) is a world-renowned novelist and short story writer, noted primarily for his stories of the Western frontier. He was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and led an active, world-roaming life as, among other things, a seaman, longshoreman, rancher, miner, lumberjack, and boxer before focusing on writing after World War II. L'Amour was awarded both the Congressional Gold Medal and the Medal of Freedom and is one of America's best-selling fiction authors.
The Louis L'Amour Collection One includes, in order:
"The Nester and the Piute" (19 minutes). Bin Morley, the nester, trails a bad and dangerous man to a violent confrontation. Short but good.
"Case Closed - No Prisoners" (51 minutes). Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie is sent to Kimble, Texas, to investigate a bank robbery in which the banker was tortured and killed.
"Big Medicine" (28 minutes). Old Billy Dunbar is discovered and attacked by a band of Apaches while prospecting for gold with his two burros.
"His Brother's Debt" (43 minutes). Rock Casady, haunted by demons from his past, runs from a gun fight.
"West Is Where the Heart Is" (32 minutes). Jim London, heading home to New Mexico after the Civil War, is attacked by Comanches. Without a horse or weapon, he comes upon a girl, the lone survivor of a Comanche massacre, and continues home.
"Lit a Shuck for Texas" (39 minutes). The Sandy Kid, a ranch cowhand, discovers gold ore and a murdered man while rounding up a steer.
"Desert Death-Song" (36 minutes). Jim Morton joins a posse that is hunting his friend Nat Bodine, who is accused of robbing a stage and shooting the sheriff.