Sackett's Land

Sackett's Land

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by Louis L'Amour
     
 

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Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of…  See more details below

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Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunities of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553276862
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1980
Series:
Sackett Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
61,733
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Louis L'Amour is the only American-born novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He published ninety novels, thirty short-story collections, two works of nonfiction, a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 22, 1908
Date of Death:
June 10, 1988
Place of Birth:
Jamestown, North Dakota
Education:
Self-educated
Website:
http://www.louislamour.com/

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Sackett's Land 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
NookReaderAN More than 1 year ago
I've never read a Louis L'Amour book before, but now I'm hooked. I've red 4 of the Sackett novel series now and they are all excellent. Its great when you find an author that you know won't disappoint. These books have it all, action, adventure, romance, historical fiction.
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Heath Jolley
Book review on Sackets Land by Louis L¿amour

I came about this book because I was looking for one to read and I asked my dad if he knew of one. So my dad suggested it to me because it was a book that he had read before. So far I am 3 quarters of the way through this book and it is most defiantly one of the best books I have ever read. The book is about a man named Barnabas Sacket who lives in England around 1600. He became a criminal when he hit a gentry man out of defense who was going to kill him, and he was forced to run from Rupert Genester and he men. Barnabas and a friend Jublain have ran away to London and they went around day to day looking for people who might be able to get them to the new world as in America. In America is where Barnabas plans to take a quick voyage across the sea where he will strike it rich and then return to England. As you read the book you will notice that the book reads very easily. L¿amour does a very good job in making the book flow smoothly. And when he writes he doesn¿t seem to hide anything he just puts it all out there which makes the reading much more enjoyable and less confusing. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure book. The book is also historically correct in the fact that even though it has a fiction based story line it still refers to topics of that time. L¿amour refers to the Romans that came through England and even refers to the Globe Theater and Shakespeare. Louis L¿amour is an American classic who has written more than 40 books of this type. Sackets land is the 1st one of this type and is probably one of the better ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean read for the introduction to the Sackett books. I enjoy this author a lot. I am older and a woman and read every book of Louis L'Amour I can find.
CharlesPiercey More than 1 year ago
This was a second time around for me, having read all of Mr. L'Amour's books during a 20 year Navy career that ended in 1989 when I went do sea for my last time. I first read one of the Sackett's stories when I was 21 years old and ran across one of the books when I was in the Mekong Delta in 1972. I was still reading Mr. L'Amour over 15 years later on a Med deployment with Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Two aboard the USS Iowa. I never met a Navy Chief who didn't read Louis L'Amour. He entertained Navy men all over the world, more than any USO Show or Hollywood star. His books filled our loneliest hours offering us rest and respite from long days at sea and thoughts of home. His stories of the "Sackett's" brought to us a little of the history of our Nation, that Men like me served and reminded us what sort of men we wanted to be. I know Presidents thanked him and rewarded him, but I regret he passed before I ever got to say Thank you. Funny a gift of a Nook at Christmas in my 60th year has brought me back to this, one of the greatest story tellers who ever lived. Sackett's Land is a quick and very entertaining read; quick largely because it's so difficult to put down, this tale that begins the series. If you have a child, especially a teenager who doesn't like to read, I encourage you to start them here, where they can be entertained and educated. Excellent read...even the second time around.
yarnspinner More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few lamour novels, but Sackett's Land (which is the first book in the sackett series) and To The Far Blue Mountains (which is the second) are the best of his work I've read yet, not to mention, just two of the best books I've ever read, period. If you love action, this book's full of it. Not to mention it's a period piece. So many of louis lamour's books have been put to film, i am baffled why this one and the second as well have not been made into movies. If they were, they would be even better than Mel Gibson's Patriot. Hey..... mayble Mel should make these into movies?
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok i know this may sound common place, but this book and series really rocks. sackett sets a bold name in this series. its an awesome introduction to the sackett family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book starts out boring, but as you read into it you won't be able toput it down! When you first start out the book it is really legnthy, then as you keep reading Sackett keeps running into more troubles.
Angie_Lisle 11 months ago
My grandpa read L'Amour's frontier stories to me when I was a wee gal sitting at his knee on the back porch of his West Virginia home so this is technically a nostalgic re-reading for me. This is the story of Barnabas, the grand-sire of The Sackett legacy, and how forces beyond his control wrangled the young man from the English fens to set him on the western path to America. An evolved dime-novel with fast-paced action and a hero whose can-do attitude always helps him win. L'Amour never intended to write literary wonders but told stories reminiscent of campfire tales or oral folklore. Sometimes outrageous and requiring suspended disbelief, this is a foray into pure imagination of bygone times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I injoyed this book i read all kinds of stories i mix them up and always come back here always a refeshing change and will continue to do so can not go wrong one of the best authors
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I was an English major and I regret not learning about L'Amour in college. Now years later I've read over 50 of his books. They're all great and this one is no exception.
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I learned some history and enjoyed the story. Good read.
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This book introduces the reader to the incredible sacket series. If you like westerns, you'll love this!
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Evadsllim More than 1 year ago
I have read "Sackett's Land" a few times and, when read together with "To the Far Blue Mountains", make an awesome beginning to the Sackett epic. I have always felt that these two novels should be combined to make one. You must read both to complete the journey of Barnabas Sackett.
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GMaJackson More than 1 year ago
anything Louis LaMour wrote is of exciting entertainment from beginning to end.
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