Definition of Louis L'Amour from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Louis L'Amour

 
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(1908-88) a US author of over a hundred books, most of them westerns, which sold more than 200 million copies during his life. He is the only US writer to have received a gold medal from Congress (in 1983) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (in 1984). His first book, Hondo (1953), was made into a 3-D film with John Wayne. Among his other books which also became films were The Burning Hills (1956) and Heller in Pink Tights (1960).