Minority Report

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JHU Press, Aug 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Menckenís death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

In 1956, Mencken read through his notebooks and extracted those pieces he thought truest, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.

  

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Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
23
Section 3
24
Section 4
34
Section 5
55
Section 6
61
Section 7
66
Section 8
71
Section 19
127
Section 20
130
Section 21
135
Section 22
145
Section 23
153
Section 24
168
Section 25
172
Section 26
173

Section 9
79
Section 10
81
Section 11
85
Section 12
96
Section 13
102
Section 14
106
Section 15
108
Section 16
113
Section 17
115
Section 18
119
Section 27
220
Section 28
221
Section 29
229
Section 30
238
Section 31
249
Section 32
252
Section 33
257
Section 34
282
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About the author (2006)

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident. Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.