Jack London
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1876
Date of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Uremia (some rumors of suicide persist)
Occupation: Author
Spouse: Bessie Maddern (divorced 1904)

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Children: Joan, Bessie
Political Party: Socalist Party of America
Turtledove Appearances:
The Gladiator
POD: Unknown
Earliest Known POD: October-November, 1962
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American author, famous for several works, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Iron Heel. He was a Socialist.

Jack London in The Gladiator Edit

After the Soviet Union won the Cold War, Jack London's staunch socialism ensured that his writings were still read and studied in the late 21st Century. While his conventional adventure stories were popular, it was his novel The Iron Heel that was considered his most important work.[1]

Gianfranco Mazzilli had enjoyed London's adventure stories The Call of the Wild and "To Build a Fire," but found The Iron Heel to be quite boring.[2]


  1. The Gladiator, pgs. 23-25.
  2. Ibid.

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