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Mencken"s last campaign

H. L. Mencken on the 1948 election

by H. L. Mencken

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Published by New Republic Book Co. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited with an introd. by Joseph C. Goulden.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE815 .M45
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 135 p. ;
      Number of Pages135
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4881487M
      ISBN 100915220180
      LC Control Number76010128
      OCLC/WorldCa2188956

      It's All in Wilson's Hands, Mencken Concludes After Looking Around at Frisco. Baltimore Evening Sun/J Mencken Says All's Set to Put "Young William" Over if Wilson Gives the Word. Baltimore Evening Sun/July 1, On Being an American Baltimore Evening Sun/Octo Peasant and Cockney. Baltimore Evening Sun/January 3,   On Nov. 19, one of the most anticipated political books of the year hits store shelves with the publication of "A Warning" by Anonymous.

        Attempts to remove books from libraries across the US rose almost a fifth last year, with children’s books featuring LGBTQ characters making up 80% of the most challenged books. Campaign Signs and the First Amendment Of all the insults to our intelligence during campaign season, the worst is the political class trying to make us believe that they have a First Amendment right to clutter street corners and other public places with their ugly campaign signs. Send Letter to Editor: Opinions

        There is no God -- that's the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday. Rescued from an abandoned but essentially finished manuscript, the second of Mencken's chrestomathies forms as good a compendium of social and literary irascibility as one could hope for. Mencken put together his first chrestomathy (from the Greek, "useful learning") to bring back his pungent but out-of-print writings from his Prejudices, the American Mercury, the Baltimore Sun, and the Smart .


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Mencken's last campaign: H. Mencken on the election Hardcover – January 1, by H. Mencken (Author)4/5(1). The '48 presidential campaign was Mencken's last hurrah; soon he would suffer a massive stroke and dwindle into silence.

But how could the great curmudgeon resist the '48 conventions. American politics was in spectacular disarray, and Mencken loved it. The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Menckens last campaign book That Inspired Menckens last campaign book by Thurston Clarke is an excellent book.

It is an inspiring book, a heart warming and tragic book, and a book that filled my heart with hope and sorrow. I wish we had a Bobby Kennedy right now that could reach out and pull people together like he could/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mencken, H.L.

(Henry Louis), Mencken's last campaign. Washington: New Republic Book Co., Henry Louis "H.L." Mencken became one of the most influential and prolific journalists in America in the s and '30s, writing about all the shams and con artists in the world.

He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists. Most of all, he attacked Puritan morality/5.

Buy a cheap copy of Newspaper Days: Mencken's Autobiography: book by H.L. Mencken. In the second volume of his autobiography, Mencken recalls his early years as a reporter.

On JanuH.L. Mencken applied for a job with the Baltimore Free shipping over $Cited by: 2. The H. Mencken's Autobiography book series by H.L.

Mencken includes books Happy Days: Mencken's Autobiography: (Bumcombe Collection), Newspaper Days: Mencken's Autobiography: (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf), and Heathen Days: Mencken's Autobiography: (Buncombe Collection).

Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from 5/5(4).

No one ever argued more forcefully or with such acerbic wit against the foolish aspects of religion as H. Mencken (). As a journalist, he gained national prominence through his newspaper columns describing the now-famous Scopes trial, which pitted Fundamentalists against a public school teacher who dared to teach evolution.

But both before and after the Scopes trial, Mencken 4/5(2). Mencken made still another contribution to American culture. In he had published a solid volume, The American Language, an attempt to bring together examples of American, rather than English, expressions and book at once attracted attention.

It grew with each reissue through the years, and in and Mencken published substantial supplements. Mencken also co-edited Smart Set magazine () and edited The American Mercury magazine ().

His lifetime production of 28 books included a six-volume collection of his essays, Prejudices (), In Defense of Women (), Treatise of the Gods () and an autobiographical trilogy, ending with Heathen Days, published as one volume in   I used to think of H.L.

Mencken as a supremely witty person. My intellectual infatuation began with his Chrestomathy, which I read with relish many years ago. In recent decades my infatuation with Mencken’s acerbic wit dimmed and died, for the reason given by Fred Siegel in The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class.

Yesterday, Januwas the sixty-first anniversary of H. Mencken's death. He contemplated mortality frequently and even considered suicide. For the last eight years of his life, after suffering a massive stroke, he lived like a kind of dead man, since he was so incapacitated that he could not do what made him.

Discover H. Mencken famous and rare quotes. Share H. Mencken quotations about liberty, democracy and freedom. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

Mencken. Funny, Heart, Book by H. Mencken, His book reviews for the Smart Set magazine helped him build a national audience, and he eventually became a coeditor of the journal with George Jean Nathan.

While he continued his newspaper work, which was growing in prominence after his move to the Baltimore Sun, Mencken used the Smart Set to publish revolutionary new writers, including F.

Way back inthe great H.L. Mencken offered the following forecast for the future of the presidency: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely.

Americans have developed an enviable skill at remaining impervious to criticism. Perhaps it is merely the defense mechanism of a relatively new people facing the intimidating cultural antiquity of Europe and Asia; perhaps America's remarkably sudden rise to political and economic supremacy has engendered an arrogance that leads its citizens to vaunt size, speed, power, and money as intrinsic.

Mencken was as famous in America as George Bernard Shaw was in England, but it was not only through his work as a journalist. It enabled him to write as many as 60 letters a day (overin his lifetime), thirty books, thousands of articles, and edit two magazines, with time left over for activities other men considered full time.

Mencken was not sure whether books on sex had corrupted American youth, as the censorious postal inspector Anthony Comstock worried. But he was certain that frankness had transformed American novels. Oliver Platt reads Mr Mencken’s “The Politician”.

The piece can be found in the Chrestomathy and is an adaptation of Mr Mencken’s lecture before the Institute of. H. L. Mencken was an American journalist, critic, satirist and editor. he was able to regain his popularity with the publication of the fourth edition of his book ‘The American Language’ in and its Supplements that followed in and Last Updated - Janu Image Credit.

The book is a series of sketches ranging over 46 years, so here can be found the greatest hits of Mencken the critic and skeptic: his account of the .As shown in H.L. Mencken on the Writing Life, Mencken was an influential satirist as well as an editor, literary critic, and longtime journalist with The Baltimore you read his arguments in favor of the death penalty, consider how (and why) Mencken injects humor into his discussion of a grim subject.

His satirical use of the persuasive essay format uses irony and sarcasm to help make Author: Richard Nordquist.