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The Life and Legacy of Jack London: Complete Video

Scholars talked about the life and legacy of novelist, journalist, photographer, and social activist Jack London. They showed a selection of London’s photojournalism and spoke how the author of The Call of the Wild influenced generations of Western novelists and writers. 

Read more about the Jack London symposium: A Century After His Death, Scholars Examine Jack London’s Enduring Legacy

Bert Patenaude on Bill Lane and "The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life"

The Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, who served as editor for L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.'s memoir, The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life, speaks about Bill Lane's career as longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador in Japan and Australia, and discusses the challenges and rewards of recounting a life rich in experience, starting in the flatlands of Iowa and reaching its pinnacle among the soaring granite walls of Yosemite Valley.

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