Last of the Breed

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“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only...

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Overview

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Readers of L'Amour's Westerns and his recent medieval saga The Walking Drum will not be disappointed by this contemporary epic. Proving that he is above all a great raconteur, the prolific L'Amour sets his latest in Siberia where a downed American test pilot, Joseph ``Joe Mack'' Makatozi, has been taken after his capture by the Russians. Part Sioux, Joe Mack escapes prison only to face the seemingly impossible odds of getting across Siberia to the Bering Strait, where like his ancestors, he can cross into North America. Joe Mack is a classic American hero, thrown back into the wilderness and forced to rely on his wits and his ancestral skills to survive the deadly cold and elude his Soviet pursuers, including his nemesis, a Siberian tracker. L'Amour brings the same colorful realism to this sweeping adventure that has made his Westerns so beloved. 350,000 copy first printing; Literary Guild main selection. ( July)
Library Journal
Once again demonstrating his versatility, the prolific L'Amour has written a contemporary adventure novel set in the ``Wild East'' of Siberia. U.S. Air Force Major Joseph Makatozi``Joe Mack''is shot down by the Russians, who intend to wring secret information from him before executing him. The catch in their plans is that Rambo-like Joe Mack is part Sioux, part Cheyenne, and a nearly Olympic-caliber athlete. Still, it takes all his native skills and endurance to survive and overcome Soviet Colonel Arkady Zamatev and his Yakut henchman Alekhin as they track the American across the Siberian wilderness. L'Amour's latest novel will be requested in most public libraries. Literary Guild main selection. William C. McCully, Park Ridge P.L., Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553280425
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1987
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 102,938
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print around the world.

Biography

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, Louis L'Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 260 million copies of his books in print around the world.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Louis Dearborn LaMoore (real name); Tex Burns and Jim Mayo
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1908
    2. Place of Birth:
      Jamestown, North Dakota
    1. Date of Death:
      June 10, 1988

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    Outstanding - Get this book

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. An escape adventure that you can't put down and will want to read more than once. 5 stars!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Awesome

    I thought this book was going to be about a man trying to survive a bitter artic climate. My feelings after reading this book were that it was what I thought it was going to be but it had more suspense. I feel the same way about the book because I have read more titles from this author and they were sick. This book is about an U.S. Air Force major named Joe Makatozi who had his experimental plane forced down in the Bering Sea and was captured by the Soviets. After being taken to a prisoner camp to be interrogated by colonel named Zamatev the reason for this is because the soviets want to know what the U.S. is planning during the Cold War. That¿s pretty much all I can tell you without revealing any good stuff in the book but this book is full of adventure and suspense. If you like action and suspense I would recommend this book greatly.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    One of the best stories ever! Wore out one paperback - had to ge

    One of the best stories ever! Wore out one paperback - had to get another. Now I have it on NOOK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Reread every year

    I reread this book every year. I like adventure books and this is one of the best. I recommend you don't read it in the winter as it takes place in Siberia and you will be taken to the coldest inhabited place on earth. Great story you can reread and enjoy every time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    The best

    I've read many L"Amour books, but this one is completely different. It is not a western , but a somewhat current day story about an American Indian, and Soviet Russia.

    You absolutley cannot put this book down. I recommend it to all of my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    An excellent read! Kept me interested from beginning to end.

    An excellent read! Kept me interested from beginning to end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Classic

    One of the best books you will ever read from one of the best authors of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended ... You won't be able to put it down. A must read!

    Captivating story about survival in the coldest place on earth. L'Amour keeps the story rolling along with twists and turns that are not so obvious to the reader. The story ends with the expectation of a Sequal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Highly Recommended-hard to put down

    This book is a little different from the western L'Amour, but just as exciting. I didn't want to put it down until I finished it. There was a lot of suspence and different plots and he tied them all together and the ending was very exciting. This is a must read for the Louis L'Amour fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Best book ever

    It's my favorite book. I have read it about 30 times and I aam still not tired of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Killer ending

    Best ending I have ever read. Did not need any more details. It made me yell' Yes!' Lamour is the kind of writer who can set up ann ,...and time passes, scenerio, and leave you able to visualize exactly what happened while time was passing. A departure from his usual old west theme, but one of his best works. Loled it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Future meets the past

    This is my favorite L'Amour book and have in my permanent library. I liked the character being in the present as an air force pilot; L'Amour does a great job of blending the new into the old. A thrilling story of espionage, escape and how things used to be. Just a touch of romance and enough history to give those of us in the present an idea of what it was like to live during this time period in Russia.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    TOM CLANCY - STEP ASIDE!

    I read this book many years ago, and it is one of my all-time favorites - have two copies just in case one ever gets lost. I love the story - all of the characters, the intrigue, the mystery, the suspense. I did not want it to end. This is a fast-paced, easy read 'spy' mystery about courage, preserverance, and poetic justice for people who might not even enjoy the genre. The story is so well written and the descriptions (of people and places) so vivid, it is like watching a movie - still as fresh in my mind as when I first read the book so many years ago. Actually, I wish that they would make a movie of this book; I'm so there! I'm going to re-read it right now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2002

    louis l'amour is an outstanding writer

    it is a great book the last of the breed. I read in back in the late 1980's I wish there was a part 2 to it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2014

    I've read everthing Louis L'Amour wrote, most of it several time

    I've read everthing Louis L'Amour wrote, most of it several times over. Without a doubt, Last of the Breed, was his finest novel. An adventure story that ranks with anything that has been written by anybody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    you will find yourself reading this book a second time.  One of

    you will find yourself reading this book a second time.  One of the most exciting ventures ever.  one of my all time favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Jake

    Sup

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    To keaton

    U mad bro?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Kevin

    (Sorry) i unzip my jeans and drop them to the floor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Best L'Amour Ever!

    Louis L'Amour meets Jason Bourne.

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