Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

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Basic Books, Oct 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
Born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876, Jack London spent his youth as a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast; by adulthood he had matured into the iconic American author of such still universally loved books as The Call of the Wild and White Fang. In Wolf, award-winning biographer James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London: a hard-living globetrotter bristling with ideas whose passion for social justice roared until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Haley resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
1 The Work Beast
7
2 The Oyster Pirate
29
3 The Seal Hunter
45
4 The Tramp
61
5 The Student
77
6 The Prospector
97
7 the Aspiring Writer
115
11 The Celebrity
207
12 The Sailor
233
13 The Rancher
261
14 The Jade
287
Epilogue
313
Acknowledgments
317
Notes
319
Books by Jack London
337

8 The Muckraker
135
9 The War Correspondent
157
10 The Lover
183

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About the author (2011)

James L. Haley is the author of The Buffalo War, Passionate Nation, and Sam Houston: A Life, which won nine historical and literary awards. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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