Last of the Breed: A Novel by LOUIS L'AMOURLast of the Breed: A Novel by LOUIS L'AMOUR

Last of the Breed: A Novel


Mass Market Paperback | June 1, 1987

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“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. 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.
Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print around the world.
Title:Last of the Breed: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.88 × 4.14 × 1.08 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553280422

ISBN - 13:9780553280425


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel Across Siberia with Mack I was given this book by one of my Bookcrossing friends. Its been sitting around for ages waiting to reach the top of my 'To Be Read' stack. Shame on me for waiting so long. I was expecting a cowboy story, as thats what I thought Mr. L'Amour was known for writing. I couldn't have been more wrong. Actually it is an Indian story. Joe Mack is a US Air Force Major and he test pilots new airplanes. He is forced down in the ocean off Russia and captured. Now he has to escape before the torture can begin. The story then follows Mack across Siberia. This was a well written novel with great character development. For a book first published in 1988, it hasn't lost its intrigue or its ability to captivate. Yes, the Soviet Union has changed much in a political sense, but the sweeping vista of Siberia will yet be dramatic and vast. As I could hardly put this book down, I will be adding Louis L'Amour to my future reading lists.
Date published: 2008-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Absolute Favorites This is by far one of the most exciting, captivating books I've ever read. Definitely a book you will re-read over and over again.
Date published: 2006-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last of the Breed The best book written
Date published: 2005-03-12

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After U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack is forced down in Russia and later escapes from a Soviet prison camp, he calls upon the skills of his Sioux Indian forebears to evade Alekhin, the Yakut native and legendary tracker, on his trail.