Last of the breed by Louis L'Amour, , Bantam Books edition, in English. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Readers of L'Amour's Westerns and his recent Last of the Breed: A Novel - Kindle edition by Louis L'Amour. “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.
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must see you. I must give you this The Corporal holds out a leather pouch. Zamatev snatches it out of his hand, tosses it on the desk. Last of the Breed v . Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour My father's favorite authors were Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour. I'm not sure if anyone reads Zane Grey anymore but Louis. Last of the Breed. Home · Last of the Breed Author: L'Amour Louis L'Amour, Louis - The Last of the Breed. Read more · BREED · Read more · Breed of Battle.
Mack is able to secure a kayak to take him to Alaska just before he returns to the taiga to finish his business with Alekhin. Error rating book. Along the way Mack leaves traps for Alekhin and his men in efforts to slow them down. Jun 10, Vincent Bernhardt rated it it was amazing. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. Encountering many different challenges, physical and metal.
He used the s Grrrrrrr, I had a hard time rating this book. He used the same sentence structures over and over. He contradicted himself. The main character was too perfect. I have never read any other Louis L'Amour books before, so I have nothing to compare this to, and I don't want to judge him based on just one book. I enjoyed it enough that I will read something else of his in the future, and hope for the best; Nov 29, Stephen McMullin rated it it was amazing.
I thought was an exciting book. I have never read a western type novel before and although this was not based in the wild west, it is based on an American Indian Major Joseph Makatozi, USAF who begins to rediscover his Indian heritage. Joe Mack is a strong willed individual who being captured by the Soviet Union for his knowledge of experimental air craft, as well as how to fly these. Arkady Zamatev. Who is a very dangerous and Skilled Interrogator, A I thought was an exciting book.
Who is a very dangerous and Skilled Interrogator, A Yakut Tribesman Alekhin Who is infamous for never allowing prisoners to escape, and who does not mind killing them in the process. It was intense and inspiring to me and I would recommend it to anyone. Mar 16, Mom Tash rated it it was amazing.
If you think that Louis L'Amour only writes Westerns and you don't think that's your style, but if you like adventures filled with drama and intrigue, you should try "Best of the Breed". The story takes place during the Cold War, when a U. Air Force plane is shot down over Siberia and the pilot is taken to a secret Russian POW camp to be tortured for information. But the pilot is a Souix Indian who was raised by his grandfather in the mountains of Idaho and taught all the survival skills of hi If you think that Louis L'Amour only writes Westerns and you don't think that's your style, but if you like adventures filled with drama and intrigue, you should try "Best of the Breed".
But the pilot is a Souix Indian who was raised by his grandfather in the mountains of Idaho and taught all the survival skills of his Indian ancestors. He escapes and sets out to return to the U. I thought it was facinating, although a little slow in a few parts. I'm betting it will be different than anything you have read, so take a chance! Oct 30, Tracy rated it it was amazing Shelves: My grandfather read every single Louis L'Amour book that existed. He tried more than once to interest me but I never did read any.
Finally a couple years ago I picked up Last of the Breed and read it. It's an amazing story! Talk about a story of survival! Joe Mack gotta love that name ends up in a Soviet prison camp. The way he escapes is fantastic! Then his trek through the wilderness trying to get back to a place he My grandfather read every single Louis L'Amour book that existed. Then his trek through the wilderness trying to get back to a place he can then get to the USA I loved the story and it's not my usual type of book, but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good adventure story!
Apr 11, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: Major Joe Mack was captured by the Russians when his experimental aircraft was shot down. Escaping from a Siberian prison, he trekked across the wilderness evading capture to make it back to America. Why I started it: I have no skills to make it out, let alone to survive in the wild. Why I finished it: I love the none man-romance.
Where the hero finds a love interest, they never talk about their relat Major Joe Mack was captured by the Russians when his experimental aircraft was shot down. Where the hero finds a love interest, they never talk about their relationship and yet she is willing to wait over a year to see him again and is sure that they will get married if they can only find each other in America.
L'Amour writes men of action, who think deep thoughts while they are alone and barely speak when they are with others. Feb 23, Margaret rated it liked it Shelves: Amazingly this is the first Louis L'Amour book I have ever read. Read it for my book club and enjoyed it although the nobel savage idea is not really my thing, and I got tired of being so cold up there in Siberia.
Apr 01, David West rated it really liked it.
Finished reading this to my boys and they wanted more. Dec 15, Camille Siddartha rated it liked it. My adopted dad read them, so did I Jan 31, CindySlowReader rated it really liked it Shelves: Well that was fun! I was about as tired as the hero when I finished, and he had just trekked across Siberia.
LL'A never disappoints. This was not a western. The cover says it's his biggest seller ever. It's about a Native American pilot taken captive in cold war Russia. He escapes, of course, and we're off to the races. There are so many different Russians after him it was hard to keep them straight. The dialogue was occasionally eye-rolly, such as this gem from our hero: I fly their planes, I eat their food.
But my heart is in the wilderness with feathers in my hair. The familiar "father and daughter living in a cabin" story line is here, providing the love interest.
I love those. The ending was a bit abrupt for me, I expected more after that long horrible journey. I'll have to make up my own continuing story but I think Louis wanted readers to do just that. Feb 23, Rob rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. This is one of the few books by Louis L'Amour that is not in a Western setting. It also shows his mastery of storytelling no matter what genre he chooses. Joe Mack is flying an experimental plane when he was tricked into crashlanding in a remote part of This is one of the few books by Louis L'Amour that is not in a Western setting.
Joe Mack is flying an experimental plane when he was tricked into crashlanding in a remote part of Siberia. He was captured and kept in a prison run by Col Zamatev. Later, it would be revealed that Col Zamatev, had a hand in the plot to capture him and his plane, and the other prison inmates were actually technicians and scientists that were being kept there under interrogation. Presumably, these prisoners will be killed once the information needed from them were obtained.
The governments of the other prisoners believed that these people died during the "accidents" that brought them to this place so there is no way they can be repatriated. Joe Mack was able to escape from the prison and began his journey across Siberia, intending to cross the sea to Alaska. Armed only with a stolen knife, wearing stolen clothing he must escape the soldiers looking for him and elude the man-hunter on his trail, Alekhin.
Not only this, he also managed to meet the beautiful Natalya and her father. Not too much romantic stuff, this is after all an adventure story, but he did promise to meet them again after he makes good his escape. The book also narrates how he, while growing up with his grandfather, became adept with the bow and arrow, hunting, fire-making and living off the land. These skills that he had to recall, enabled him to reach the sea and the final confrontation with Alekhin.
The soldiers found his message and gift to Col Zamatev, Alekhin's scalp. The message was "This was once a custome of my people. In my lifetime I shall take two.
This is the first. So I did some research: Last of the Breed was first published and Louis L'Amour died in So maybe he was really planning a sequel and but he did not have time to start or complete one.
I like to think that he is up in the happy publishing land in the sky where good writers go and everything he writes is an instant bestseller. My husband loves to learn about basic survival skills; I enjoy reading survival stories.
We both want to be prepared to live in 'the wild' if we must. We aren't doomsday preppers or anything, but we do fly small airplanes and live in an area frequented by hurricanes. Things could happen, and these survival stories are for educational purposes! I have read it between 5 to 10 times in the last 13 years and each ti My husband loves to learn about basic survival skills; I enjoy reading survival stories.
I have read it between 5 to 10 times in the last 13 years and each time I am riveted! Joe Mack is a Sioux who is also a test pilot for the Air Force. He is captured by the Russians and brought to Siberia for interrogation. Joe Mack refuses to remain a prisoner and he quickly escapes. But he now much survive a Siberian winter and it will require all his military and ancestral training to make it out alive. Now I want to start reading it again! Last of the Breed was originally published in and the writing style is somewhat different than current publications.
The language is often more telling than showing, which requires a vivid imagination to fill in all the glorious details. Luckily, I have one of those, but many reviews complain that the novel drags on because of it. L'Amour also has a tendency to repeat himself I blame the editing process because this should have been fixed before publication. The only time it bugged me was when the next sentence would be a reworded copy of the previous sentence. That is an editing issue.
Don't let this deter you because the story is great! I am enthralled by Joe Mack and his journey across Siberia. Plus, L'Amour provides an interesting cast of supporting characters for you to both love and hate. I hold my breath as Talya and her father rush to the Chinese border. I whisper "yes! But, this is more than a story of sheer survival. L'Amour also describes the mental strain of surviving and living on the run. These passages left me with goose-bumps as the fear of being hunted courses through me while Alekhin closes in on Joe Mack.
I know how the story ends, but that doesn't matter. I feel like I am there in Siberia every time I open this book. Last of the Breed will always be one of my favorites and I plan to keep rereading it.
Why hasn't it been made in to a movie?! Anyways, happy survival reading everyone: P Lindsay Check out more reviews at https: Jan 02, Michael Beam rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Anyone who idolizes native americans. The best thing that can be said for this book is that it is mercifully short. It is nothing more than a several hundred page explanation of why the American indians were so awesome, filled with prejudide and unfair accusations and assumptions about lighter skinned people.
It starts out with a description of the life of a native american, comparing them, as a peacefull and utopian society, to the 'white men', a barbarric, godless, wasteful, and power hungry pack of animals. It then switches The best thing that can be said for this book is that it is mercifully short. It then switches gears, bringing us to the 's, where we meet our main character, Joe Mack, A native american who is apparantly the steryotypical ultimate human being.
He is an ivy league grad, olympic caliber athelete, American air force major, Souix indian warrior, trapper, and a test pilot for ridiculously advanced fictional experimental aircraft. It then takes us to his only mistake of the book: He gets shot down over Siberia, and, as luck would heve it, right by a Soviet prison camp. Interestingly enough, the never actually explain what he was doing over Siberia.
Anyway, he is promptly captured, shoved into a cell, and questioned for an inordinate amount of time, during which he, as the ultimate human specimen, naturally reveals nothing.
As soon as the next night comes, he procedes to pole vault over a 20 foot high electric fence,evade about 50 angry Russian guards the book takes this oppertunity to point out that the white men are lazy and stupid, easy to evade and defeat and make his escape. He is now stranded, with no food, clothing, or shelter, in one of the most brutal climates on earth, with winter and a horde of angry Soviets fast approaching.
The book goes rapidly downhill from here, as he procedes to kill a pound bear with a sharpened stick, sprint away from machine gun armed russians with pounds or meat on his back, and kill an unfeasible amount of armed pursuers. The rest of the book tells us how awesome indians are, even when they have been shot down over siberia.
This book is perfect for people with a serious grudge against russians or white people in general, or anyone looking for a book in which everything goes right. Personally, I found this book boring, the tone insulting, and the premise utterly unrealistic, the total opposite of what was promised by the cover and summary on the back. View all 7 comments. Mar 05, Chet Brown rated it really liked it. A veteran, a hero in my eyes, and a survivor. Major Joe Mack was in Russia, was in a Russian prison camp.
Until, he finally escaped and had to live off the land using different Indian skills and just trying to survive the wildness. Encountering many different challenges, physical and metal. Throughout this book I really liked it because to me it was an adventure every step that Joe took. I have always loved adventurous books, this one was astounding! It was so brilliant to me because I also love A veteran, a hero in my eyes, and a survivor. It was so brilliant to me because I also love the outdoors and this book is a outdoors book along with this great adventure.
I can't give away the whole story of course, but lets just say that every little twig and crackle you read about in this book will all come together to shape Joe Mack's future.
The reason this book was so invigorating to me is because it really seem to have kept me on the edge of my seat.
As I read along I thought I was in Joe Mack's shoes going along the rough terrain and fighting for my life also. If you like adventurous books along with outdoors then this would be the book for you. Although, if you do not like a book that really just keeps pulling you along and is very questionable throughout then I don't recommend this book for you.
I have read many Louis L'Amour books and this one is questionable to be one of my favorites so far.
Such as it was a super great book but Louis being such a great author, well it's hard to say which book is his best because they are all great to me. A good lesson I learned from this book was that you always need to be alert and stay energized if stranded. Last of The Breed is a brilliant book and I would read it all over just for the rush of it all!
Jul 29, Booklady rated it really liked it. This book is set in Siberia and is an exciting tale of a young Air Force test pilot who is captured by the Russians and incarcerated in Siberia for questioning. It turns out that the pilot is also and American Indian who has spent many summers in the mountains learning the survival skills of his forefathers.
His incredible stamina and mental determination compels the reader to turn page after page wondering if the pilot will be caught or hif he will die of starvation, injury or exposure. A depar This book is set in Siberia and is an exciting tale of a young Air Force test pilot who is captured by the Russians and incarcerated in Siberia for questioning.
A departure from the typical western associated with Louis L'Amour books, this one is certainly worth the time it takes to read. It's a big book! But read it, you'll learn a lot about Siberia, a man's strength of character, and how you can come to detest a detestable character. Apr 02, Ryan Burt rated it really liked it.
Western 3 Synopsis: Major Joe Mack escapes imprisionment and has to survive the bitter cold of Russia and the entire Russian military. I read this book again because I remember loving it and want to write a survival story. I figure why not read it again and get some pointers from it. I still liked it but not as much as I originally did. There are parts that are overly descriptive. Then in a survival book, there usually isn't a whole lot of dialogue. Good read but can be a little slow at times.
Mar 14, Jessica rated it really liked it. In the Louis L'Amour tradition, the hero is strong, capable, and manly, not to mention he gets the girl. Unlike most of his westerns, this is set in Siberia, and he gives a wonderful feel to the landscape. The threat of freezing to death is very real once out in the snow. The story is about an American pilot who is shot down and then taken prisoner in a camp in Siberia. He escapes, rather remarkably by poling over the wall the way people do at track meets.
He is then trying to get back home while In the Louis L'Amour tradition, the hero is strong, capable, and manly, not to mention he gets the girl. He is then trying to get back home while being tracked by a skilled native of Sibera, through the winter forests of Russia.
It is a book about survival set in a beautiful landscape with memorable and numerous escapes. Readers Also Enjoyed. About Louis L'Amour. Louis L'Amour. Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings.
At the time of his death all of his works were in print 86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
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