Jack London, known most for writing The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and the short story, To Build a Fire, actually lived a life that was as interesting as his published works. Lou Leal takes a look at London’s life of adventure, his struggles to become a writer, and his life beyond writing. Lou will cover the myths and controversies that surrounded London during his life and after his death, including his drinking, the Wolf House fire, and his early death.
Lou Leal is currently Park Historian for Jack London State Historic Park where he has been a docent for over twenty years, He has worked at developing indoor and outdoor interpretive displays, including the Snark exhibit. He has published several papers and articles about Jack London’s life.
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