B161 – Mencken: A Life / By Fred Hobson

 

From the back cover:  “Hobson quotes liberally from Mencken’s writings on every subject, from Americans (‘the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish ignominous mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag’) to the English (‘England gave us Puritanism, Germany gave us Pilsner’) to the Jews (both ‘the most unpleasant race ever heard of’ and ‘the chief dreamers of the human race, and beyond all comparisons its greatest poets’)”  Paperback