The Sackett Companion
By Louis L'Amour
Bantam, Paperback, 9780553371024, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 1992
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In a "60 Minutes" profile in which he hailed Louis L'Amour as "our professor emeritus of how the West was won," correspondent Morley Safer observed that "his plots may be fiction but the details therein are fact." The Sackett Companion is the author's long-savored opportunity to present the research and probe the factors behind his Sackett fiction novel by novel and to elaborate on their real and fictional characters, their geography and locales, and their historical eras in encyclopedia-like detail.
In this book, subtitled A Personal Guide To The Sackett Novels, L'Amour takes us on a guided tour of his imagination to introduce us to the never-before-told sources and inspirations for these stories and the people and places that populate them. He retraces some of his travels in which he has walked the land the Sacketts walk, reliving such personal memories as the street fight he had on a hot dusty morning in New Mexico that ultimately led to the birth of the Sacketts.