The columns and memoirs by the former New York Times columnist were so celebrated that they invited readers to wonder if the mission of newsroom scribes and so-called creative artists really differed that much in the first place.
A runner passes by the Israeli separation barrier during the Palestine Marathon in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22. The seventh Palestine Marathon, an annual international running event, hosted 8,000 runners from 76 countries.
L'Amour never published his first novel, 'No Traveller Returns,' which draws upon on his early life at port and at sea. Now the novel is being released for the first time with the help of his son, Beau L'Amour, as part of a series of 'Lost Treasures.'