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John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".[citation needed] He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

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  • Rosenblum Cellars Coming to Jack London Square

      News Source: East Bay Express | 11 hours ago
    A month after we reported on plans to build a massive entertainment complex at the site of the old Barnes and Noble , Rosenblum Cellars has announced that it will be moving its East Bay Visitors Center from its current location in Alameda to the
  • Can Oakland Afford Affordable Housing?

      News Source: East Bay Express | 15 days ago
    When Mayor Jean Quan introduced her plan last month to build 7,500 units of new housing in Oakland, she pointed out that the city has plenty of vacant land available for development. "We're not San Francisco," she said. "When we build something we
  • Hamill: Winter is over at last — now for some baseball

      News Source: NY Daily News | 28 days ago
    Winter is over at last now time for some baseball This winter may not have been the coldest on record, but it sure felt like it some days. But, in fact, our winters have only been milder and milder in the grand scheme of things. Thursday, March 20,

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  • How Jack London Introduced Surfing to California | The ...

      Blog Source: www.theinertia.com | 13 days ago
    Kyle Theirman, in the process of thanking Jack London. Photo: courtesy of Kyle Thiermann. I learned to bodysurf by doing it, including a few near-drownings where I dropped over the falls, pushed under by the force of a wave so that I was in a ...
  • The Scarlet Plague by Jack London (1912) | Reading 1900-1950

      Blog Source: reading19001950.wordpress.com | 13 days ago
    Jack London imagined his plague wreaking havoc in 2013, a century after the publication of the book, and the story is set sixty years after that, when an old man, one of the very few survivors of the catastrophe, explains the history of the plague&
  • This Week's Big Read Events | The Big Read Dearborn

      Blog Source: bigreaddearborn.org | 13 days ago
    Calling all science fiction fans and pet owners! This week, Dearborn Heights Libraries will have a book discussion focusing on Jack London's science fiction novel The Iron Heel. In addition, they will host veterinarian Nicole LeVeque who will&

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