At the Jack London symposium at Stanford University on Sept. 19, the scholars Sara Hodson and Jeanne Reesman presented the renowned writer's globe-spanning photographic work. London's reporting and photojournalism took him from the slums of East London to the battlefields of the Russo-Japanese War, and he provided some of the first eyewitness reporting on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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
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.
The Sun Never Sets tells the extraordinary story of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr., longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, pioneering environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador. Written with Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, this fascinating memoir traces Sunset's profound impact on a new generation of Americans seeking opportunity and adventure in the great American West.