The Resource Newspaper days, 1899-1906

Newspaper days, 1899-1906

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Newspaper days, 1899-1906
Title
Newspaper days, 1899-1906
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the second volume of his autobiographical writings, H. L. Mencken recalls his early years as a reporter. On January 16, 1899, Mencken applied for a job with the Baltimore Morning Herald, much to the editor's amusement. But Mencken persisted, and came back to the offices night after night until finally, in February, the editor sent him out into a blizzard to see if anything worth printing was happening on the snow-covered streets. Soon, Mencken was assigned to the police beat, and then to city hall, where the really big crooks worked. Mencken learned his craft so well that by 1901 he had become the Herald's Sunday editor, and in 1906 he was hired as an editor of the Baltimore Sun, where he quickly attracted a national following. Sustained by a steady diet of crabs, cigars, whiskey, and beer, he haunted Baltimore's jails and courtrooms, its churches, theaters, and saloons, and chased fire wagons, interviewed cops and coroners, battled politicians and crusaders, then raced back to the newsroom to beat his deadline by a second or two
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WSU
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1880-1956
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Mencken, H. L.
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  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Mencken, H. L.
Label
Newspaper days, 1899-1906
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Lccn
41016367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00289292
  • (OCoLC)ocm00289292
Label
Newspaper days, 1899-1906
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Lccn
41016367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00289292
  • (OCoLC)ocm00289292

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