Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. From his birth in San Francisco in until his death inhe lived a life rich with experiences and emotional intensity. Factory worker at 14; able-bodied seaman at 17; hobo and convict at 18; "Boy Socialist" of Oakland at 19; Klondike argonaut at 21; the "American Kipling" at 24, renowned author, social crusader, journalist, and war correspondent at 28; world traveler and adventurer at 31; prize-winning stock-breeder and scientific farmer at 35; self-made millionaire by the time of his death at In less than 20 years, London produced some non-fiction pieces, short stories, and 19 novels over 50 books in all.
Set in the small West Texas town of Tierra inthe book details what life was like for non-combatants in the dusty backwaters of America during WWII. There are schemers, bootleggers, corrupt politicos, and black marketeers aplenty. While hometown skirmishes are taking place, their sons are across oceans fighting skirmishes of their own.
Infrequent and often inaccurate or incomplete letters are the ties that bind the vividly developed characters to each other.
As an anguished reader you will be constantly turning pages to find out what happens next. The characters are all impacted in various ways by the loss of friends and loved ones to the war effort, the rationing, the hardships placed on those left in the town and the few luxuries enjoyed by those who take advantage.
It is an interesting read that holds your attention and makes you want to know more about Virginia and her personal war.
The author, Jack Woodville London provides a wonderful read about an amazing chapter in history that has affected us all and continues to influence the world of today.
It is a detailed case history of how humans interact and how little they actually communicate. Nancy Pendleton for Examiner.London's novel is a narration of these memories, which give a glimpse into humanity's distant past.
In this gone era, London postulates that there were three species of hominoids co-habiting the Earth. Jack London lived a rip-roaring life while writing novels and short stories that are still read by millions around the world.
He is remembered as a man of . Rare photos of Billy Graham and his family offer a glimpse into the private life of one of the world's most public figures Behind the Anti-War Protests That Swept America in The displays in the museum are described as “never-before-seen Jack the Ripper pieces which will provide a glimpse into the sinister world of the mysterious murderer, the panic his reign of.
"With the long-awaited publication of The Letters of Jack London, the author's life is finally unveiledThe three-volume set offers a rare glimpse into this enigmatic life The three-volume set offers a rare glimpse into this enigmatic life.
London's novel is a narration of these memories, which give a glimpse into humanity's distant past. In this gone era, London postulates that there were three species of hominoids co-habiting the Earth.