Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims: And Other Salutary Opinions
Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), was in great demand as a public speaker. This anthology, spanning the years from 1866 to 1909, collects 82 examples of Twain's best "spoken" work. Topics include American mythmaking, the Hawaiian Islands, masturbation, the art of war, New York morals, stage fright, and much more.
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