Newspaper Days by H.L. Mencken PDF

By H.L. Mencken

The interval lined is that of his expert nonage—from his access into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was once no longer all Baltimore, even though, for he went into short exile while the fireplace of 1904 destroyed the plant and compelled the paper to print in Philadelphia for 5 weeks. in the course of these roaring years the younger journalist did little, if whatever, to deliver uplift to his urban, nor did he develop into an influential determine within the councils of nation or country. yet he did achieve an extraordinary wisdom of his group in all its extra colourful and uproarious facets; and he has set them down the following in his personal inimitable manner. it isn't the good occasions of civic lifestyles that draw his realization, now not the respectable—and dull—doings of decent electorate. really it's the caperings of the judiciary on their days off, the mysterious and depression methods of the industrial artists who haunted the newspaper places of work of the interval, the peccadilloes and generosities of police officers and cabbies, of madams and Baltimore’s omnipresent Afro-Americans that make up the majority of this hugely own memoir. As such it brings to furious existence the full of an American urban of sixty years in the past. it's a publication to learn and take pleasure in, not just for its consistent pleasant humor, yet for its effective photo of the salad days of yank journalism as well.

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