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Mencken: the American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore

Mencken: the American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore

H. L. Mencken, the 20th century's greatest newspaper journalist, a famous wit, and a fearless iconoclast, fought for and free speech yet held paradoxical views of minorities and was conflicted as a German-American during .Marion Rodgers frames the public man and the private man within the context of his era, and covers the many love affairs that made him known as "The German Valentino," as well as his happy marriage at age 50 to Sarah Haardt, and his pivotal role in introducing James Joyce, F. , and Langston Hughes to the .

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