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Download Mencken: the American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers Narrator: Patrick Cullen Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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H. L. Mencken, the 20th century's greatest newspaper journalist, a famous wit, and a fearless iconoclast, fought for civil liberties and free speech yet held paradoxical views of minorities and was conflicted as a German-American during World War II.

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. Scott Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes to the American literary scene. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by W.T. | 8/27/2013

    " THE BAD-BOY OF BALTIMORE!!! Hunter Thompson had a great admiration for this man as he fought against censorship long before it was hip. My admiration for Thompson got me reading into the people that he admired...Thanks to The Good Doctor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 4/24/2013

    " Interesting life, but I can only get through a few pages a night - so it's good bedside reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 7/17/2011

    " The best bio I've ever read..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pnorman811 | 5/20/2011

    " I've been reading this slowly for months. It is a good introduction to the man. He has so much to offer in his views of the U.S in the early last century and of people in general. I will probably be exploring books written BY him and about him in the future. "

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