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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Jack London (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Champagne: The Life And Times Of Robert Capa (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Few (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from the Deep (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Envoy / To Save a People (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The General: William Levine, Citizen Soldier and Liberator (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alex Kershaw is an English author. He has written several best sellers.

Alex was born in York. He currently resides in Savannah. He has not only written several books but has penned the forward to several others by other writers as well as a Jack London novel.

Jack London: A Life is a close up and personal look at the life and the experiences of author Jack London by fellow writer Alex Kershaw. If you have ever wanted to find out more about this writer or just are intrigued and interested in biographies about other people, you should check it out! You can find it by going online or inquiring at your local book store or library to discover the inner workings behind this author’s life.

This is an intimate view of what Jack London’s life was really like and what conspired to help make him the individual that he became. Jack grew up being poor and his family was always trying to make ends meet. Things were tough for him because it was so tough for his mother to manage everything. Not helping was the fact that he was an illegitimate child.

Jack ended up choosing to help his mother and support them both by dropping out of school. He sacrificed furthering his own learning to work in jobs that were less than mentally stimulating. Despite the situation that he had gotten himself into and in a way never chosen in the first place, Jack found that he had an interest in a lot of things.

Despite never going to school, he still retained a capacity for brilliance. Much of what he ended learning would be in the end the result of him being self taught. Jack made the most out of his brain but also had the experience of growing up the hard way. He would be a frequent features of bars by the water in California where he would get into physical fights with the drunk sailors or else find a woman to spend the night with (most often one that took money in exchange for a night of intimacy).

Jack always craved adventure and would go all over. He visited Alaska and the gold fields as well as the fine sands that made up Hawaiian beaches. He would find that the struggles to survive would become a major theme of many of his later works, including his iconic literary classic White Fang as well as the follow up, The Call of the Wild.

Jack ended up living a fast life and it was no surprise that his interest in women generated a couple of kids. He was always interested in having at least a few drinks and had the children that he needed to support. When he met a woman named Charmian Kittredge, he would go on to marry her. She would be the great love that defined his life.

Even though he had been many places and seen many things, what was also true is that nowhere in his past had Jack ever met someone like her. She was a woman that had so much that was unique about her and the appeal of it all would prove to be irresistible to the author.

Charmian was different from other young women her age in that she enjoyed boxing as well as being intimate. She would also try adventurous things along with him and had no problem risking her life to do things like explore or sail. She was also a valuable partner to this author, helping him as he quickly wrote his novels by typing up his words into manuscripts.

She would truly prove to be the inspiration in his life and someone that provided endless unconditional love. With an interesting and colorful past, London went through fights and he went through periods of great love. He pursued his passion and went after his desires.

After a life growing up in poverty and providing for his mother and himself followed by adventure and exploration, Jack certainly lived fast and would end up dying young. He left this earth before he could turn the age of forty. Historian and master story teller Alex Kershaw has woven together a biography of an author that is fascinating and as adventurous as the life that London himself lived.

Blood and Champagne is the biography of a man told by author Alex Kershaw.

This is a book that focuses on the life of Robert Capa. He was a photojournalist and could be said to be one of the greatest in that field of the 20th century. He was certainly the best combat photographer of his time. He believed in the concept that if your pictures were not turning out good enough then perhaps you weren’t close enough to the action.

For his part, he followed this dictum to the end. Capa would risk his life routinely and was there to cover conflicts that included the Spanish Civil War as well as the start of Vietnam. His work was notable in the fact that he was the only photographer to ride out with the D-Day’s first wave back on the beach and his camera captured historic images. They would appear in Life Magazine.

His work was dramatic and important. Capa was born in Budapest with the name of Andre Freidman. Fleeing repression and prejudice by going to Berlin when he was a teen. It was as a young man that he saw Hitler’s rise to power. He would go on to become a legendary icon and a photographer that brought a ton of attention to the glamour of being a photojournalist.

He founded a cooperative agency in 1947. Magnum changed the industry and photographers broke new ground, retaining their own negatives and copyrights. Capa would pass away at 41 years old in 1954. By that time he was known for his work in the field and had made many friends in fellow artists and writers.

Capa has had a busy life, and has been all over the world at different stages in his life. Find out about them by picking up this book from Kershaw!

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