Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers talked about her biography Mencken: The American Iconoclast -- The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore,… read more

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers talked about her biography Mencken: The American Iconoclast -- The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore, published by Oxford University Press. The book is a compilation of archival interviews, love letters, and Federal Bureau of Investigation files, shedding light on the public and private life of journalist H.L Mencken. The author described him as a libertarian who believed in the importance of civil liberties and free speech, and used his role in the press to question fundamental elements of American government. Following her presentation, Ms. Rodgers responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

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Mencken: The American Iconoclast

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Program ID:
190072-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 28, 2005 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 29, 2009 | 1:31am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Nov 28, 2005 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2005 | 11:19am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 11, 2006 | 2:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2009 | 1:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
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