Subtitled A Personal Record of Jack London, George Sterling, and Ambrose Bierce, this is an account of three personalities and the circles that knew them best. The author, a California newspaperman and playwright, gives sidelights on these much discussed literary figures from personal knowledge. This book shows an interesting interplay of ideas, beliefs, tastes, with London the disturbing factor that kept discords humming. Conversations, episodes, battles of wit -- and anger -- emphasize Bierce's, dislike of London, his patronage of Sterling, while London led Sterling along paths of unconventional morality. Biographical material handled with gloves off, with special interest for the West Coast because of the author and his subjects.