Newspaper Days [NOOK Book]

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The period covered is that of his professional nonage—from his entry into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was not all Baltimore, however, for he went into brief exile when the fire of 1904 destroyed the plant and forced the paper to print in Philadelphia for five weeks. During those roaring years the young journalist did little, if anything, to bring uplift to his city, nor did he become an influential figure in the councils of state or nation. But he did gain a rare ...
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Overview

The period covered is that of his professional nonage—from his entry into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was not all Baltimore, however, for he went into brief exile when the fire of 1904 destroyed the plant and forced the paper to print in Philadelphia for five weeks. During those roaring years the young journalist did little, if anything, to bring uplift to his city, nor did he become an influential figure in the councils of state or nation. But he did gain a rare knowledge of his community in all its more colorful and uproarious aspects; and he has set them down here in his own inimitable way. It is not the great events of civic life that draw his attention, not the respectable—and dull—doings of respectable citizens. Rather it is the caperings of the judiciary on their days off, the mysterious and melancholy ways of the commercial artists who haunted the newspaper offices of the period, the peccadilloes and generosities of cops and cabbies, of madams and Baltimore’s omnipresent Afro-Americans that make up the bulk of this highly personal memoir. As such it brings to livid life the whole of an American city of sixty years ago. It is a book to read and savor, not only for its constant delightful humor, but for its fine picture of the salad days of American journalism as well. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307830913
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/20/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 671,753
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident. Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Jason

    Hi can i like work here as a reporter to find ads

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    Posted December 13, 2013

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    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Devin

    Hi i am am 15 and wondering if i could be a intern here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Jade

    Story: Secrets Uncovered on Jeran Road by Jade. Chapter three is out! Melody result one!
    Groups:
    Aquaclan! Led by Leopardstar. Has died out and we need a deputy and medicine cat, which will be chosen tomorrow night! Wave result one!
    Freedom Chasers! We are down to just me and another animal! We accept all animals, colors, powers, everything! We have had an owl, a snake, even a mouse and a hybrid!
    There are two Leaders. I am one of them. Second one will be chosen when enough join. There can be one or two Luietenants, or deputies, which will also be chosen later. There can also be multiple Healers, who can have a mate and kits. Fighters are equivelant to Warriors. Please join at unite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Add

    Twilightcla at 'eternity'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Thank u

    Thank u:D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    To reporter

    Dont let brakenfur into ur clan! He is a evil shapeshifter an just tryed to kill me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    AD:

    Want to be any animal.........even more than one? Then go to 'sjr' result one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    ADD THIS

    LakeClan at Water Score res 1! We need cats! Leader: Wavestar, Deputy: Fireclaw! Special Clan-Exclusive positions available! Join today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Deimos

    Wrong! Go back and try again. ~&Delta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    To mewspaper

    Put in when shaddowskey says when scourge of bloodclan gives you lemons YOU GIVE THEM BACK he said throwing one at scourge and he laughed and did it again remember kits when scourge gives u lemons give them back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    To gwendolyn scratch

    Hey is it alright if i help? Im Jade Hoard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Info

    A kittypet has breams of star furred cats he name is mist.<p>
    A kit with snow white fur needs a home. She is bleeding from her left eye in a pile of leaves at forest result four.<p>
    A artic wolf needs a home contact her at forest result five.<p>
    A fox needs a home contact her at forest result six.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Info

    Swiftkit kit of heatherpond has stop rping

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Urgent!

    Jordan is currantly on a serial route! He is bombing clans and telling Spottedkit to commit sui <_>ci<_>de! ((At valor res one, if you want to read about it or try to stop her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Info!!!

    Clans- awhile ago Leafclan was attacked by the half scorpion deathstalker and left the clan devastated. Right after one of the most injured cats Tinyblossom kitted five kits and almost died. She was heartbroken when she was kitting her (unnamed) mate wasnt there for her. She is still sad hes gone and now her kits have disappeared! Leopardpaw Lightningpaw Blossompaw and Hollypaw are gone. Only Fadepaw remains. Tinyblossom is devastated for her kin is all gone except for Fadepaw. THERE IS A STORY AT cloudy. It is called Mintclouds Past and Cinderstorm is wondering if she should continue!! That is all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Valorclan is at valor res three

    Not valorclan res three.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Add this!

    Mysteryflower of AshClan just had three kits: Shatteredkit, Greenkit, and Jaykit. Congratulations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    To repprter

    Please tell everyone to read my story at 'ezpz' all results

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    WHERE THE FUDGE IS THE MEWSPAPER???????

    RIGHT IT LIKE YOU PROMISED!!!!!!!

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