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Jack Woodville London

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in Groom, TX, The United States


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Jack Woodville London is a former US Army captain, a respected trial-attorney, a noted World War II historian, and an internationally-acclaimed author. A graduate of West Texas A&M and the University of Texas Law School, Jack’s foundation in writing began when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal in 1970.
Since then he has authored an extensive array of technical legal articles and has been a featured speaker on the law of evidence, complex aviation accidents, and similar topics, both in the United States and abroad. In 2003, Jack put aside legal topics to enroll in the prestigious writing school of St. Céré, France, where he graduated in a group of other esteemed writers.
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In writing, as in bicycle races, there are mountains to climb.  In bicycle races they are rated on how hard the mountain is.  The steepest and hardest are called hors catégorie because are almost impossible to finish.   Writing is a lot like those mountain climbs, unexpectedly difficult, very lonely, and rarely ending with the hoped-for success.  Within the community of writers the hors catégor...

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message 8: by Danny

Danny Johnson thanks for the friending, Mr. London...you have a very interesting background, and I intend to read your work...best

message 7: by Jack

Jack London French Letters: Virginia's War is ranked 228 in the Amazon Kindle Store! Thank you to my supporters for sharing the story!

message 6: by Jack

Jack London Veterans Honored at Silent Wings Museum.

message 5: by Jack

Jack London It's time to share what's on the nightstand! What's on your nightstand?

message 4: by Jack

Jack London Austin Author, Jack Woodville London, appears on KEYE, today at 4 PM, to talk about Veteran's Day

The Authors'  Assistant Jack's latest blog, D-Day 2010, was featured in the Military Writers Society's monthly magazine. Page 24
Please share with friends, family and supporters of our troops so we may never forget those who sacrificed for us to have so much.


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

The Authors'  Assistant Jack was interviewed on KFDA in Amarillo!

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