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The amount of research generated by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers for her biography of H.L Mencken was impressive.
Even Mencken himself would approve of the writing. Read more
Best biography I have ever read. True scholarship and elegant writing. I have purchased many copies because I love to give it as a gift. A real treasure for anyone's library. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeri Mancini
I have read four or five biographies of Mencken this past year, and this was probably the best combination of comprehensive and readable. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol Browning
I first got interested in H.L. Mencken while watching Gene Kelly play a character based on him, in one of my favorite movies "Inherit the Wind". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stanley R. Schneider
A thorough and entertaining rendering of an exceptional man. I just wonder how they decided to use THAT particular photograph for the book cover.Published 21 months ago by Steven R. Wallace
Just three things. First, the writing is excellent and the material is well organized. Second, the story of H.L. Mencken's life is fascinating. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by A. Mark Hutchins
H.L. Mencken is a name not often recognized today - particularly outside of Baltimore. "An old newspaper guy, right? Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by JoeV
Every five years or so, a new cache of Mencken letters, manuscripts, or diaries are brought to light, thus compelling someone to write another biography of the man. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by A reader
I have read most of the Mencken biographies. This is excellent, bringing a lot of new material to the party. Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by Paul Thran