A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter’s Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial

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Melville House #ad - Shockingly, these reports have never been gathered together into a book of their own—until now. It even includes his coverage of bryan’s death just days after the trial—an obituary so withering Mencken was forced by his editors to rewrite it, angering him and leading him to rewrite it yet again in a third version even less forgiving than the first.

A religious orgy in tennessee includes all of Mencken’s reports for The Baltimore Sun, The Nation, and The American Mercury. Mencken’s no-nonsense sensibility is still exciting: his perceptive rendering of the courtroom drama; his piercing portrayals of key figures Scopes, Clarence Darrow, and William Jennings Bryan; his ferocious take on the fundamentalist culture surrounding it all—including a raucous midnight trip into the woods to witness a secret “holy roller” service.

A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial #ad - Mencken’s coverage of the scopes monkey Trial so galvanized the nation that it eventually inspired a Broadway play and the classic Hollywood movie Inherit the Wind. Mencken’s work has never seemed more unnervingly timely—or timeless. The native american voltaire, the enemy of all puritans, the heretic in the Sunday school, the one-man demolition crew of the genteel tradition.

Alistair cooke   fiercely intelligent, and hysterically funny, scathingly honest, H. L. All three versions are included, as is a complete transcript of the trial’s most legendary exchange: Darrow’s blistering cross-examination of Bryan. With the rise of “intelligent design, ” H.

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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

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Basic Books #ad - An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in cities and states throughout the country. Edward larson's classic summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event.

The pulitzer prize-winning history of the scopes trial and the battle over evolution and creation in america's schoolsIn the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, religion, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, in a famous debate over science, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, Tennessee, and their place in public education.

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The Vintage Mencken

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Mencken Chrestomathy

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Vintage #ad - Edited and annotated by H. L. M. This is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the prejudices series, a book of calumny, notes on democracy, Making a President, A Book of Burlesques, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers from the American Mercury, In Defense of Women, the Smart Set,  and the Baltimore Evening Sun and some notes that were never previously published at all.

Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Rudolph Valentino, Theodore Dreiser, Ring Lardner, James Gibbons Huneker, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, Calvin Coolidge, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Nietzsche, Schubert, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, and Wagner, and Madame Blavatsky.

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The American Language

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Prabhat Prakashan #ad - Mencken. This book is about the english language as spoken in America and explores the nuances of how it is different from other parts of the world. The present book 'The American Language' was written by language researcher H. L. It was first published in the year 1919.

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The Transcript of the Scopes Monkey Trial: Complete and Unabridged

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Suzeteo Enterprises #ad - However, what is portrayed in movies and newspaper accounts don't always match reality. In its own way, these various typographical errors contribute to the 'charm' of the actual event, as remembered in the annals of history. Since no film exists of the actual trial, the next best thing is to read the actual trial transcript.

Strictly speaking, the Darwinists lost: Scopes was declared guilty. However, clarence Darrow won in the court of public opinion. This edition has only been lightly edited, leaving intact many of the inconsistencies and incongruities of the original transcript. After the movie "inherit the wind" ensured that William Jennings Bryan would be seen by later generations as a bumbling fool, there is no doubt just who were the victors and who were the losers in the trial.

The Transcript of the Scopes Monkey Trial: Complete and Unabridged #ad - The scopes monkey trial was a watershed moment in American history, pitting 'old time religion' against the growing acceptance of Darwinism. For the first time in generations, readers can now hold in their hands the transcript of one of America's most famous trials, complete and unabridged.

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Notes On Democracy

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Knopf #ad - It is based on propositions that are palpably not true and what is not true, as everyone knows, is always immensely more fascinating and satisfying to the vast majority of men than what is true. H. L. His time, the paranoid and intolerant years of World War I, Prohibition and the Scopes trial, is strikingly like our own.

Democracy is, perhaps, the most charming form of government ever devised by man. Notes isn't just a blast from the past, but also a perceptive and unsentimental report on contemporary life. Mencken, america's greatest journalist and critic, wrote Notes on Democracy over 80 years ago.

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Treatise on the Gods

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Knopf #ad - On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. He also found religion to be an adversary worthy of his attention and, in Treatise on the Gods, he offers some of his best shots, a choreographed cannonade.

Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods remains what its author wished it to be: the plain, clear challenge of honest doubt. L. He ranges far and wide, but returns at last to the subject that most provokes him: Christianity. He compares incas and Greeks, heresies, examines doctrines, sacred texts, dogmas, and ceremonies.

Treatise on the Gods #ad - But politicians, had no monopoly on self-righteous chest-thumping, deceit, as far as Mencken was concerned, and thievery. Needless to say, he began life as a lawyer. Mencken is no less interested in the dissidents: "The Reformers were men of courage, but not many of them were intelligent. Against the old-time religion of fellow countrymen, Mencken posed as a figure of old-time skepticism, and he reaped the whirlwind.

He reviews the history of the Church and its founders. I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. Mencken examines religion everywhere, from India to Peru, from the myths of Egypt to the traditional beliefs of America's Bible Belt.

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H. L. Mencken Seven Book Collection: The American Credo; The American Language; The Philosophy Of Friedrich Nietzsche; A Book Of Burlesques; A Book Of ... Calumny Alpha Centauri Philosophy 14451

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Alpha Centauri Publishers #ad - This volume collects seven main works by Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English, known as the "Sage of Baltimore". He is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century. The works included are:the american credothe american languageThe Philosophy Of Friedrich NietzscheA Book Of BurlesquesA Book Of PrefacesDamn! A Book Of CalumnyIn Defense Of Women.

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H.L. Mencken on Religion

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Prometheus Books #ad - On a more serious note are hisdiscussions of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and thescientific worldview as a rival to religious belief. No one ever argued more forcefully or with such acerbicwit against the foolish aspects of religion as H. L. As ajournalist, he gained national prominence through his newspapercolumns describing the famous 1925 Scopes trial, which pittedreligious fundamentalists against a public school teacher who dared toteach evolution.

Mencken knew that satire, wit, and clever jesting were the mosteffective ways to battle religious folly, and he used these weapons totheir fullest extent in writings spanning almost three decades. Joshi has brought together and organized many of Mencken'swritings on religion in this provocative and entertaining collection.

H.L. Mencken on Religion #ad - The articles presented here include satirical accounts of a range ofthe religious phenomena of his time. Mencken. But both before and after the Scopes trial, Menckenspent much of his career as a columnist and book reviewer lampooningthe ignorant piety of gullible Americans. S. T. Also includedare poignant autobiographical accounts of Mencken's own upbringing andhis core beliefs on religion, ethics, and politics.

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1913: The Year Before the Storm

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Melville House #ad - It was the year charlie chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. An international Bestseller“An absolute gem of a book. The observerjust before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century’s most exciting year.  .  . It was the year henry ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet.

Even as ominous storm clouds began to gather. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented. It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I. In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts such as Kafka’s love letters, Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in “one year” histories.

1913: The Year Before the Storm #ad - Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, bristling with new art and new technology .  .  . It was the year proust began his opus, stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art.

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