The Daybreakers

The Daybreakers

Paperback - 1962
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Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble, but vowed to justice. After having to kill a man in Tennessee, he hit the trail west with his brother Orrin. Those were the years when decent men and women lived in fear of Indians, rustlers, and killers, but the Sackett brothers worked to make the West a place where people could raise their children in peace. Orrin brought law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, and his brother Tye backed him up every step of the way. Till the day the job was done, Tye Sackett was the fastest gun alive.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, c1962
ISBN: 9780553276749
Characteristics: 204 pages ;,18 cm.


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Nov 11, 2014

workerbee you should go back and read more of the Sackett's there are more books before this the day breakers about the family. day breakers is not the first about the Sackett's family by far.
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May 10, 2010

The Daybreakers is the first novel Louis L'Amour wrote about the Sackett family. It's the story of two brothers moving west to escape the feuding and poverty of the Tennessee mountains. They join one of the first cattle drives to Kansas, seek their fortunes on the southern plains and finally settle in Mora, New Mexico.

The Daybreakers stands out as one of Louis’ finest novels. It spans a great deal of western history from the early cattle drives to the legal battles and racial tension over land distribution in early New Mexico Territory.

There are 17 Sackett stories, most set in the old west. Louis L’Amour also went back to establish the family’s roots in Elizabethan England. “Sackett’s Land” and “To the Far Blue Mountains” have much of their action set in the British Isles. “The Warrior’s Path” splits it’s local between the Spartan conditions of the early Pilgrim colonies and the tropical chaos of Port Royal, Jamaica, headquarters to the pirates plying the Spanish Main. “Jubal Sackett” travels west to what would become Colorado in the time of the Conquistadors.

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