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Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout

·3.74·6,967 Ratings
“ Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ” ― Rumi
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  • The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken

    2003·
    ·3.85·190 Ratings
    When H. L. Mencken talked, everyone listened -- like it or not. In the Roaring Twenties, he was the one critic who mattered, the champion of a generation of plain-speaking writers who redefined the American novel, and the ax-swinging scourge of the know-n
  • A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

    1995·
    ·4.27·67 Ratings
    This Wonderful Sequel to the best-selling A Mencken Chrestomathy of nearly half a century ago is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked H. L. Mencken's astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century. Gathered
  • The Dud Avocado

    2007·
    ·3.61·4,899 Ratings
    The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who told
  • Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

    2013·
    ·3.9·371 Ratings
    A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong   Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not ev
  • Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

    2009·
    ·4.14·684 Ratings
    Product Description Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies--without a collaborator--and
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