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1001 Best of Jack London

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No other writer of adventure short stories and novels was as successful and as prolific as Jack London. He lived the life he wrote about, and his stories cover every corner of the globe. His characters are based upon people he knew and encountered throughout his active young life. His characters consist of all colors and creeds, ages and abilities, educations and backgrounds- but they generally have two things in common: the will to survive and thrive, and the inner toughness required to get ...
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Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It’s 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. Through his narrative, we learn how the plague spread throughout the world and ...
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Burning Daylight, Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. (Wikipedia)
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Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army. - Summary by Barry Eads
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When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to explore and learn laws of the Wild. But then his mother is caught and held by old memories of a past relationship with Man, and White Fang follows her into service with the Indians. Life among sled dogs is hardly less cruel and dangerous than living in the Wild, but brutality notches upward when his drunken master sells him to a nasty, twisted hanger-on at ...
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White Fang by Jack London

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Hugely popular among younger readers, White Fang by Jack London was a runaway hit when it first debuted in 1906, as a serial story in the Outing magazine. Since then it continues to enjoy immense acclaim and popularity as a coming of age allegory where a nonconformist youngster is transformed into a responsible citizen. The most appealing aspect of White Fang is that it's told from the point of view of an animal, in this case an Alaskan Husky. Like Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, White Fang als ...
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Call of the Wild is an emotional rollercoaster of a novel set during the late 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. The central character is Buck, an Alaskan sled dog who is forced to adjust to the cruel climate in order to survive. If you have even a remote love of dogs then you will fall head over heels in love with this book. In fact, take away the fact that Buck is a dog and the story is the same, a struggle against greed and to live a life of freedom. London spent a year in Yokel researching ...
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A maritime classic acclaimed for its exciting adventure, The Sea Wolf offers a thrilling tale of life at sea, while exploring the many difficulties that may erupt on board a ship captained by a brutally hedonistic and controlling individual. Additionally, the psychological adventure novel covers several themes including mutiny, existentialism, individualism, brutality, and the intrinsic will to survive. The novel sets into motion when its protagonist, the soft and cultivated scholar Humphrey ...
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A white man stops at an Indian camp in the frozen Yukon to seek shelter for a night and stays with an old man and his squaw who have been left behind while the remainder have gone on a hunt for meat. The visitor supplies them with tea and tobacco and cooks moose meat for them, and once the old man gets his energy back, he answers as to why their tw…
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A young boy left in charge of his fathers cable ferry which operated 200 feet over top of the Sacramento River is suddenly faced with a herculean problem. The cable car they used had never ben used to transport people, yet suddenly a man and wife appeared in a storm with an emergency, needing to cross. Follow our new True Stories interview show 100…
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The hurricane continues to rage across the tiny island as many of the inhabitants are swept away- but nature and fate pick the ones who will survive. Naori is swept far off the island and looking at isolation and probable death until an unexpected discovery gives her the strength to survive. ANDROID USERS- 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay http…
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An islander finds a huge pearl and a strange twist of events occurs. From Jack London's 'South Sea Tales' collection. ANDROID USERS- 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay https://open.spotify.com/episode/1EOZTL42pg0szYdYV7mwMC?si=SCPAOiSgQiyo0ZSO_OFDyw&nd=1&dlsi=012b3f28347743d5 1001's Best of Jack London at Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2H…
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Two young mountain climbers are about to take on the famous Half Dome in the High Sierras when they see a distress signal flashed at them from high up on the peak.. Follow our new True Stories interview show 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay (links below) ANDROID USERS- 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay https://open.spotify.com/episode/1EOZ…
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Jack London traveled the rails as a hoboe in the late 1890's and recorded his adventures in a collection of stories called "Road"- which is where this story comes from. Here he describes the life, which was extremely hard, especially in the winter, and gives us an inside look at the dangers that existed for migrants. This show used actual TV script…
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Host Brian Tremblay explains our new interview show 1001 True Stories here... 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay is a fast-moving and interesting "True Story Podcast" weekly show hosted by broadcaster and creative talent Brian Tremblay and featuring guests with a wide variety of captivating stories to tell. Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, and …
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Did you ever have that great urge to get away on what might be the adventure of a lifetime? When an already established and successful Jack London and his wife Charmian bought property in northern California on which they could build a ranch house- they could have settled back and enjoyed the easy life there for the rest of their years. But she was…
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A man traveling by dog team through the frozen Alaskan wastelands in search of a legendary gold mine is shot by an unknown assailant and returns fire, minutes before another man appears driving his dogs. He whistles to the man to warn him of the shooter on the other bank and the man stops, whereupon he is also shot, and killed. Soon another man acc…
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A young boy raised by his father in the frozen Yukon finds himself alone when thieves come to steal gold claims in their area. He places his life at risk to deal with them by stealing one of their dog teams and leading them on a deadly chase for one hundred miles to Dawson and the man who can help them. Check out the latest new Jack London episode …
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