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Mencken Chrestomathy His Own Selection of His Choicest Writings

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ISBN-10: 0394752090

ISBN-13: 9780394752099

Edition: N/A

Authors: H. L. Mencken

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

H. L. Mencken 1880-1956 H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 12, 1880. He considered Maryland to be his home despite his many years in New York. As a child he attended Professor Friedrich Knapp's Institute, a private school for children of German descent. He completed his secondary education at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, from which he graduated at the age of 16. Mencken wanted to be a writer but was obligated to work in his father's cigar factory. When his father died suddenly in 1899, Mencken immediately sought a job at the Baltimore Herald. Through he began with no experience in journalism, he quickly learned every job at the newspaper and at age…