|This volume of The American Mercury magazine includes the issues from September 1926 to December 1926. Found in each issue are such columns as Americana, The Arts & Sciences, The Theater, and The Library. The reader will also discover plays, poetry & stories on a myriad of topics in each issue. Sample contents: Guatemala; What Price Liberty; Home of Mark Twain; Changing Fashions in History; Cowboys; Pontifex Babbitt; Wanted, A New Messiah; Bad Businessman in New England; Saving the Sophomore; Custer & Rain in the Face; Father of Prohibition; Five Portraits of Galvanized Iron; Gold & Gourdes; Palmy Days of Methodism; and much more.|
H. L. Mencken became a reporter for the "Baltimore Herald" in 1899, and maintained a journalistic career until 1948. He was notorious for his curmudgeonly columns, his purely ornery personality, and his ability to shock the sensibility of an entire nation with a stroke of his pen. In 1930 he married Sara Powell Haardt, who died five years later.