The Life and Riotous Times of H.L. Mencken By William Manchester


In 1947, William Manchester met celebrated journalist, editor, and "conservative anarchist" H.L. Mencken while working for The Baltimore Sun. The later biography he wrote established Manchester's reputation as a writer and political commentator. Here, Manchester brings Mencken's world to life in vivid, compelling prose.


William Manchester

William Manchester (1922-2004) was a journalist, Professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University, and the best-selling author of several noted histories, novels, and biographies. Notable works include The Last Lion, a biography of Winston Churchill spanning several volumes; American Caesar, on the life of Douglas MacArthur; The Arms of Krupp, A World Lit Only By Fire; and The Death of a President. His awards include the Dag Hammarskjold International Literary Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, and the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

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