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Powers also gives insight into the unique genius of Twain.
Overall, though, as a substantial work with a broad scope, the author is most successful when he presents Twain in the context of a rapidly changing nation.
I would think that anyone interested in writing, literature, and American history would enjoy Power's biography as thoroughly as I did.
Although a lengthy book, it held my attention all the way through by sketching mark twain against the historical events unfolding as he lived each phase of his life.Published 3 days ago by Larry Kendzior
The language was superb along with the detail. Respectful and realistic accounting of a talented man and his time. Long!Published 6 months ago by Lewis Caliento
As Mr. Powers notes, that archives that contain the letters and documents surrounding Mark Twain's life are among the richest of any person that has ever lived. Read morePublished 10 months ago by eric
But so casually written with lots of slang that that it begins to grate.
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I wished I had read all of the reviews because I would not have purchased it. This statement from another: "This could have, and should have been a five star review, but the author... Read morePublished 19 months ago by David D Manthei
I thought it was, and this is my third or fourth Mark Twain biography. It has more detail and contains a synopsis of each of his major works. Read morePublished on July 12, 2012 by Barry Sharpe
If you've read Twain's autobiography, you will be a bit disappointed. Mr Powers effort is actually very good at depicting the circumstances of Twain's family, birth, developing... Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by A. Psychiatrist
"Mark Twain: A Life", by Ron Powers and published in 2005 is a highly and widely praised biography of Samuel Clemens, and it deserves every syllable of that praise. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by 5/0
I read this book for information, but got so much more. It is very entertaining. A friend started the book and put it down because she felt that the author was trying to emulate... Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Gina M., Blum