"There are faults in this book--the crudely melodramatic illustrations, for instance. And Mr. London's vocabulary seems strangely limited. But 'John Barleycorn' is a distinguished achievement, a book surely destined to a high place in the world's esteem. Whatever may be its value as temperance propaganda, it must at any rate be acknowledged to be excellent narrative and startlingly real autobiography."London, Jack is the author of 'John Barleycorn', published 2001 under ISBN 9780375757921 and ISBN 0375757929.