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ISBN-10: 1115499564

ISBN-13: 9781115499569

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Jean Nathan, Willard Huntington Wright, H. L. Mencken

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List price: $28.99
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

H.L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland, a city he considered 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 25 became its editor. Mencken went on to build himself a reputation as…