Last of the Breed

Last of the Breed

Book - 1986
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Bantam Books, c1986.
ISBN: 9780553051629
Characteristics: 358 p.


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Apr 08, 2018

Offbeat adventure book proved author could write other than westerns.

May 31, 2017

I liked the book but it just ended.....What happened to the characters?

Mar 02, 2016

Very plodding. A bit of a bore. Not up to his usual excellent story telling. His cowboy stories were best.

Jan 25, 2011

Review by Richard Paul (Seattle Public Library)
Louis L'amour: Last of the breed, c -1986
This story rocks! A native american, Fighter/Test pilot, crashes in Communist lands. He is hunted down while working out his escape back to the U.S. After his capture, he escapes and goes back to the old ways of his people.
Thus turning the fight around and the communist military gets a lesson in life.
The action ends with the story ending.


Reviewed on May 19 2010

Review by Richard Paul (Seattle Public Library)

Nov 06, 2009

Loved it! L'Amour is such a fabulous story teller! The story is of an American pilot escaping captivity in cold war Russia. He decides to walk to the east coast & cross the Bering Strait. How he survives the brutal Siberian winter without capture makes the book impossible to put down.

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