Mencken: The American Iconoclast
Here is the definitive biography of Mencken, the most illuminating book ever published about this giant of American letters. We see the prominent role he played in the Scopes Monkey Trial, his long crusade against Prohibition, his fierce battles against press censorship, and his constant exposure of pious frauds and empty uplift. The champion of our tongue in The American Language, Mencken also played a pivotal role in defining the shape of American letters through The Smart Set and The American Mercury, magazines that introduced such writers as James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes.
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MENCKEN: The American IconoclastUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A superb study of the life of the cigar-chomping controversialist, civil libertarian and muckraker who remains the patron saint of journalists, at least of a certain age.Henry Louis Mencken (always H ... Read full review
Mencken: the American iconoclastUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) is considered one of the most influential and controversial journalists and critics of the first half of the 20th century. Rodgers (Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters ) has ... Read full review