Mencken: The American Iconoclast

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prologue - Boston, 1926 1
  • Part One - 1880–1914 11
  • 1: The Citizen of Baltimore 13
  • 2: The Eternal Boy 32
  • 3: August Mencken & Bro. 41
  • 4: Baltimore and Beyond 54
  • 5: Terse and Terrible Texts 62
  • 6: Plays and Players 70
  • 7: The Great Baltimore Fire 80
  • 8: A Man of Ability 94
  • 9: A Young Man in a Hurry 102
  • 10: Broadening Horizons 113
  • 11: The Bad Boy of Baltimore 121
  • 12: Outside, Looking In 131
  • Part Two - 1914–1919 139
  • 13: The Holy Terror 141
  • 14: Mencken, Nathan, and God 145
  • 15: Round One! 152
  • 16: Berlin, 1917 162
  • 17: The Prevailing Winds 175
  • 18: Over Here 190
  • 19: The Infernal Feminine 200
  • Part Three - 1920–1930 209
  • 20: The Dry Millennium Dawns 211
  • 21: Of Politics and Prose 221
  • 22: That Man in Baltimore 229
  • 23: The Duel of Sex 241
  • 24: Old Discord and New Alliances 256
  • 25: The Scopes Trial 271
  • 26: In the Crucible 295
  • 27: Banned in Boston 300
  • 28: The Great God Mencken 306
  • 29: A Sentimental Journey 316
  • 30: The German Valentino 325
  • 31: The Sea of Matrimony 340
  • 32: Variations on a Familiar Theme 351
  • Part Four - 1930–1935 357
  • 33: The Tamed Ogre of Cathedral Street 359
  • 34: Hard Times 371
  • 35: [Happy Days Are Here Again] 379
  • 36: Maryland, My Maryland 387
  • 37: The Tune Changes 393
  • 38: The Late Mr. Mencken 399
  • 39: A Time to Be Wary 406
  • 40: A Winter of Horror 414
  • Part Five - 1936–1940 425
  • 41: Baltimore's Friendly Dragon 427
  • 42: Mencken as Boss 437
  • 43: Berlin, 1938 448
  • 44: Polemics and Prejudices 456
  • 45: Triumph of Democracy 464
  • Part Six - 1941–1948 471
  • 46: The Weapon of Silence 473
  • 47: On the Home Front 479
  • 48: Mencken and the Guild 486
  • 49: Friends and Relatives 493
  • 50: The Man Who Hates Everything 505
  • 51: The Great Upset of 1948 516
  • Part Seven - 1949–1956 529
  • 52: The Last Days 531
  • Epilogue - The Passing of an Era 547
  • Acknowledgments 554
  • Notes 559
  • Bibliography 634
  • Index 648
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