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NetLibrary eBook of the Month: Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Posted on: Dec 1, 2005 @ 8:23:00 am

A riveting chronicle of one of the 20th century's most celebrated journalists and authors is NetLibrary's ebook of the month for December. In Mencken: The American Iconoclast, author Marion Elizabeth Rodgers draws on research from more than sixty archives to vividly recreate Mencken's life and era.
In a long line that stretches from Benjamin Franklin to Mark Twain and beyond, H. L. Mencken stands as one of America's most influential stylists and its most prominent iconoclast. Feared by preachers, loathed by politicians, Mencken was the country's most famous pundit, tackling prohibition, civil liberties, the Scopes Monkey trial, censorship and freedom of speech and the press at a time when few dared to question complacency. Even 50 years after his death, many of Mencken's political
insights still hold true. And throughout, Rodgers captures the irrepressible spirit and irreverent wit for which Mencken was famed.
Browse UCF's NetLibrary collection, and Mencken: The American Iconoclast at http://www.library.ucf.edu/Databases/ Click on "N" for NetLibrary, and then click on NetLibrary in the list of databases.

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