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Welcome to My Louis L'Amour Fansite

Louis L'Amour is one of my favorite authors. He wrote 89 novels and I don't know how many short stories and poems. What I have attempted to do is take some of my favorites, the Sackett, Chantry and Talon novels and put them in chronological order. While the Sacketts are the best known, he had also planned to write 2 other series about the Chantry and Talon families giving a sort of history of the U.S. in story form.

I met an old cowboy in New Mexico one time who had ridden up and down the entire Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and he told me that there was not a place mentioned in one of Louis' books that didn't exist. If he says there is a stream in a certain place, or a rock formation, or whatever, it is there or you can see that it was there.

5/26/15: I received an e-mail from Michelle, showing that my chronologies are both off according to the Sackett Companion. Fair Blows the Wind should be first because it explains how the ship that Barnabas takes shelter in got there in the first place.

6/16/13: I just receved an e-mail from a reader who caught a couple of very egregious errors, which I have fixed. He also said that a book referenced in "Over On The Dry Side" was published in 1847. Thanks Henry!

4/22/13: I just found another resource that is just pretty awesome called The Louis L'Amour Collectors Website. Tom over there has a lot of resources about actual publications and publication dates, movie info and much other stuff. Check him out and click around his site:

The other three pages I wrote are just ones I like. The 3 general orders did get quite a few hits, one from somebody's iPhone on a military base, so I figure it's useful too.