"Figured you'd haul for this place if you knew the country at all," Bannon said. "So I cut across country."
"There's no other trail," Harper said.
Bannon replied, "I make my own trails. I don't try to follow and steal the work of other men."
Harper laughed and his hand swept down and up ... the two guns boomed together...
Showdown Trail was first published in Giant Western magazine, Winter 1948, under Louis L'Amour's Jim Mayo pseudonym. Years later, when L'Amour was first starting out as a paperback novelist, it was rewritten as The Tall Stranger. One of the earliest L'Amour westerns to be adapted for the movies, the film version starred Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo and Michael Ansara.
With special introduction & a Louis L'Amour television filmography.
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About the Author
One of our foremost storytellers of the American West, the prolific and versatile Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) has thrilled generations of readers with his chronicles of the adventures of the settlers of the American frontier, many of which have become movies. The self-educated writer was born in Jamestown, North Dakota. In 1984 President Ronald Reagan awarded L’Amour the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1972 he was awarded an Honorary PhD by Jamestown College.
Date of Birth:March 22, 1908
Date of Death:June 10, 1988
Place of Birth:Jamestown, North Dakota
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