Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics

Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics

Letters to the Editor

Book - 2014
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A frequent outlet for Twain's wit was in letters to the editors of various newspapers and periodicals. Sharing his thoughts and opinions on topical issues ranging from national affairs to local social events, with swipes along the way at woman suffrage, potholes, literary piracy and other scams, slow mail delivery, police corruption, capital punishment, and the removal of Huck Finn from libraries, Twain never hesitated to speak his mind. From his opinions on the execution of an intellectually brilliant murderer, to his scathing review of a bureau he perceived as "a pack of idiots" running on a currency of doughnuts, Twain's pure, unbridled voice is evident throughout his letters. -- Book jacket
Publisher: Columbia, Missouri : University Of Missouri Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780826220462
Branch Call Number: PS1331 .A3 2014
Characteristics: xii, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scharnhorst, Gary
Alternative Title: Potholes & politics


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