Monday, January 23, 2012

How the West Was Won (on compact disc)

How the West Was Won (on compact disc)
by Louis L'Amour

L'Amour's version is based upon the screenplay for the movie How the West was Won which in turn was based upon a series in "Life" magazine (seven consecutive issues beginning April 6, 1959; available at Bennett Martin library). This story follows one family through several decades of Westward expansion in the 1800's including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. In this case, I recommend you view the movie first. While listening to the cds I kept envisioning the movie actors and could easily follow the tale. This version differs slightly from the movie but remember this was based on the screenplay and screenplays are frequently altered during filming. More in-depth with some characters than the movie, and a very enjoyable story. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in Print and DVD formats.]

[ official Louis L'Amour web site ]

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