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Fair Blows the Wind

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I know L Amour is known for his westerns but my favorite Of His Are His Early his are his early and European This book fit the bill The Walking Drum and Jubal Sackett are some of my other top Louis picks Louis L Amour has almost outdone himself in this one It is capturing and adds interesting new perspectives from flashbacks The main character Tatton Chantry is a gallant Irish gentleman with a ogues skill set The book places him on the shores of wild America where he is marooned accidentally and thrust into a whirlpool of conflicting interests involving treasures maidens and political betrothals all the while Dying Light recouning his earlier exploits in flashbackshaving been burned from his home by the English he sets out to make a fortune to buy back his homeland andebuild his once prestigious home The book takes turns as he makes enemies friends and alliances continually travelling broad without a definite course but with a final destination He Yaşayan Kur'an Meal-Tefsir ranges all over the world in London Ireland Scotland a collection of Islands off Scotlands caost including the hebrides as a soldier a trader sailor and even a vagabondFinally he ends up in America where he must confront his oldest enemies and use all of his skills and abilities to escape the hornets nest he s in Filled with great desprictions and depictions of battlesscenes and conversations thought provoking without being too complicatedand a truly captivating book Fair Blows The Wind would be a good book for nearly anyone toead Louis L amour is very popular among the men in my family My father and both of my grandfathers speak of him with awe and affection and his books have a place of honor on their shelvesI in the other hand have never ead a Louis L amour novel I started Walking Drum back when I was in high school but I didn t get very far into it the fault was with me not with the book I rarely had the patience to finish books in those days So I decided that it might be had the patience to finish books in those days So I decided that it might be to try L amour again I casually asked my grandfather what his favorite L amour book was mistakenly thinking that it would be a brief conversation Not so Apparently the man has been waiting patiently for the past 60 odd years for someone to ask him that uestion uietly biding his time until he could pass on the uniue magic that is Louis L amour Before long he had produced a stack of seven books Fair Blows the Wind being one of them for me to start with so that I could get a feel for what L amour is about Well there was no turning back at that point Fair Blows the Wind begins with Tatton Chantry being stranded on an island off the coast of the Carolinas Before long he comes across a group of shipwrecked Spaniards There s a pretty lady involved of course as well as some pirates and plenty of gold and silverThe bulk of the story however was in the form of a long flashback to Chantry s yo. His father killed by the British and his home burned young Tatton Chantry left Ireland to make his fortune and egain the land that was ightfully his Schooled along the way in the use of arms Chantry arrives in London a wiser and far dange. Uth in 16th century Europe Tatton travels throughout Europe learning from the Various People He Encounters people he encounters gypsy a Scottish warrior a playwright a Spanish nobleman etc The characters come in and out of the story abruptly and some we never hear from againThe last 30 pages were by far the most exciting The ending was abrupt but satisfying L amour managed to tie up all of the loose ends in just a few pagesThis book was probably an odd choice for my introduction to L amour since it s not one of his typical works but I enjoyed it There s one of his typical works but I enjoyed it There s action witty dialogue and a touch of omance what can you ask for If you The Case of the General's Thumb re a fan of Treasure Island or The Three Musketeers then you would probably enjoy this book Tattan Chantry leaves Ireland after the British kill his father and burns down his home In London he becomes interested in trade and invests in a trading venture to the New World Marooned in the Carolinas and attacked by hostile Indians he has to survive and try toeturn to England The Carolinas provide a golden opportunity to achieve his dreams Date Read 12 September 2010I ead this book Fair Blows the Wind by Louis L Amour for a book discussion group I liked the story and the fact that it was not a western novel typically done by L Amour but one that takes place mostly in Europe before the population of North America A few things that I learned from this book 1 The influence that a father can have on a son especially a father who tries to provide a good education and example 2 The kindness of strangers can make a difference in one s life3 Hard training is euired to develop great skill such as swordsmanship4 The pen is a powerful friend and a horrible foe5 In Louis L Amour books the good guy always wins in the endI have ead several Louis L Amour books and they seem to have a similar story line The story is developed along this format Boy has a ough childhood and has to grow up earlier than other boys Boy learns through studying books and the help of kind
strangers boy becomes 
Boy becomes man Man ends up developing a hated enemy Man meets attractive women Man and women fall in love but never actually let each other know Eventually the man ends up killing the hated enemy Man and women marry and live happily ever after I would An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles recommend this book to those who like Louis L Amour or those who enjoy a good action packed story uotes from Fair Blows the WindTatton Chantry and Robert Vypont Topic Father teaching Tatton pg 62 I have never been to school My father was my teacher Ah A man ofare education no doubt He was that He ead me from the writings of Homer when I was young and from Virgil too He taught me much of history and not of our country only but others as well We walked much together and he instructed me then We also talked with vistors Tatton Chantry and Robert Vypont Topic Books pg 70 What is Rous man He invests in trading ventures but on a voyage to the New World his party is attacked by Indians and he is marooned in the untamed wilderness of the Carolina coast It is in this darkest time when everything seems lost that Chantry.
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He book I asked Maimonides You are a Jew I am English but one finds wisdom in all languages I ead him often for he has much to tell He looked AT ME HOW DO YOU KNOW me How do you know Maimonides My father ead him also We had many many books and my father would often ead My father ead him also We had many many books and my father would often ead me Sometimes we talked of them I have few books now but they are old friends to me Robert Vypont to Tatton Chantry Topic Wealth pg 71 Wealth Well perhaps It has its benefits but is an empty thing in itself Robert Vypont to Tatton Chantry Topic Happiness pg 71 I have education and once I had position Now I am nobody but I am happy Tatton Chantry topic Teaching pg 73 Only you could teach me that I said for cannot the teacher always teach than he knows Tatton Chantry topic Preparedness and Fighting pg 92 but my father warned me I would have enemies and to survive I must be prepared I hope never to fight I added in all sincerity but experience has taught me that wishing to avoid a fight will not always be enough Fergis MacAskill to Tatton Chantry Topic Savagery pg 120 No part of the world I m thinking has a sole claim on savagery There s a bit of it in us all given the time and place and circumstances Tatton Chantry topic Learning pg 134 and 135 He taught me some things He said there much to come but that is true always The well of learning is one that never ceases to flow and we have only to drink of its waters There are aces and nations of men but the land of learning has no boundaries neither here nor in the heavens We are guided by the lamp of curiosity the light of desiring to know Follow it Tosti Padget topic Difficulties in Writing pg 154 I have not the will to persist I tell myself I shall change but I do not I try to hold myself to a schedule but I am diverted by the flights and fancy in my own mind I dream of it want it talk of it think of it but I do not do it Writing is a lonely business and must be forever so and I am a social being I want and need others about me and the loneliness of My Room Is A Hateful Thing Richard Field Topic Character room is a hateful thing Richard Field topic character persistence pg 156 and 157 He would say writing was not only talent but it was character the character of the writer Many are called he would say but few are chosen and it is character that chooses them In the last analysis it is persistence that matters Tatton Chantry topic Evil pg 185If men of goodwill would not step forward to war against evil then who wouldTatton Chantry topic Luck pg 192How often it is that a whim may alter the course of our existence How often the simple decision whether to go In Berlin Vielleicht right of left when one leaves a doorway can change so much A man may turn to theight and walk straightway into all manner of evil and to the left in all manner of good Tatton Chantry topic Possesions pg 249 a man cannot be free until he has possessions and then he is no longer free but bound by them. Encounters a The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems remarkable opportunity Suddenly all his dreams are withineach extraordinary wealth his family land and the heart of a Peruvian beauty But first he must survive Indians pirates and a The Making of Matt rogue swordsman who has vowed to see him de.