Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style The gun-slinging glory of Louis L'Amour Westerns might be romanticized past the point of reality, but not even American history scholar Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman can resist the pull of their ruggedly glamorous adventures that sweep across the Great Plains.
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Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style

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M: That was the case for author and historian Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman. For our series, You Must Read This, she recommends an author whose work may be questionable history but great reading.

ELIZABETH COBBS HOFFMAN: For a glimpse into the beating heart of the West, you must read Louis L'Amour. I'm already saddled up.

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