Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Learn More About Jack London

Santa Clara's BIG READ, Jack London's The Call of the Wild, begins with an event at Mission College Quad from 11:00 - 2:00 on Wednesday, March 16. Get a free copy of the book and read it. Read more about all the BIG READ events here.

To learn more about author, Jack London, look for these recommended biographies:

Jack London: a biography by Daniel Dyer Juv 921 L847
Big Read Keynote Speaker, Dr. Daniel Dyer, has written a very accessible and readable biography for young adults and older readers. The book includes many photos and an index. Dr. Dyer's talk and slide show at Mission Library on March 23 is based on the research he did for his book.

Jack London's Women by Clarice Stasz 813.52 L84
Sonoma State University Professor Stasz, who had access to London family papers, wrote this fascinating book which includes the story of his relationship with Mabel Applegarth of Santa Clara. She lived near College Park Station and is buried in Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara's city-owned cemetery.

When it was published in 1938, this book was a highly acclaimed bestselling book. Some consider it one of the best written Jack London biographies.
Jack London, photographer by Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Sara S. Hodson & Philip Adam 770.92 R32
A beautiful coffee table style book showcasing Jack London's talents as a world traveled photojournalist.

Wolf: the Lives of Jack London by James L. Haley 813.52 L84
A vivid portrait of his life, this book provides great insight into Jack London's psyche. Some of its reviewers say this book surpasses Irving Stone's acclaimed 1938 biography.

Find these books in the 2nd floor nonfiction collection or on display at the top of the stairs in Central Park Library.

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