Minority Report

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JHU Press, Oct 2, 2006 - History - 304 pages

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 Mencken’s 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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MINORITY REPORT: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks

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Astringent commentator, this one time the Idol of the youth of the '20's, became — according to Barzun- the "Monumental Mencken" of the 40's. Now, posthumously, the jottings of his notebooks have ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
25
Section 4
34
Section 5
58
Section 6
79
Section 7
81
Section 8
96
Section 24
220
Section 25
221
Section 26
225
Section 27
229
Section 28
231
Section 29
237
Section 30
239
Section 31
241

Section 9
108
Section 10
113
Section 11
120
Section 12
123
Section 13
128
Section 14
130
Section 15
135
Section 16
145
Section 17
153
Section 18
168
Section 19
172
Section 20
173
Section 21
184
Section 22
185
Section 23
187
Section 32
246
Section 33
247
Section 34
249
Section 35
251
Section 36
252
Section 37
254
Section 38
257
Section 39
258
Section 40
259
Section 41
260
Section 42
264
Section 43
265
Section 44
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.