Books: Non-Fiction

Mencken & Nathan

Mencken's Book,* like the first five volumes of its series, lives up to its title. Author Mencken's style is that of a capable blacksmith. His hammer is large and noisy but it usually descends squarely on his anvil. So gritty are the workman's hands, so sweaty is his face that it is easy not to realize that for the most part he is engaged upon no more important a task than flattening pennies.

In this opus his sledge descends first upon "Journalism in America":...

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