The Life and Riotous Times of H.L. Mencken

The Life and Riotous Times of H.L. Mencken

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In 1947, a young William Manchester--the man who would later become a celebrated biographer, historian, and novelist--was working as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. It was there that he met fellow journalist H.L. Mencken, the influential writer and cofounder of the magazines The American Mercury and The Smart Set. While attending the University of Missouri, Manchester tackled Mencken as the subject of his Masters thesis. When the resulting biography was published on the wider market in 1951, it made a splash--establishing Manchester's reputation as a skilled writer, biographer, and political commentator. This book tells the story of "conservative anarchist" H.L. Mencken's life in compelling detail--a story that's energetic, controversial, and surprisingly intimate. Crafted in vivid prose, William Manchester brings Mencken's world to life. William Manchester was the most popular and highly regarded historian and biographer of his time--and this powerful book supports that reputation.
Publisher: [United States] :, RosettaBooks :, 2013.
ISBN: 9780795335648
0795335644
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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