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Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

I just finished Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.  Most people don’t realize that Mark Twain ever wrote a book about Joan of Arc. He published it under the name of Samuel Clemens. 396 more words

Life on the Mississippi

Twain, Mark. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 1st edition, 2nd state. 300 b/w plates and cuts. Decorated original cloth. 624 pp. 8vo. Good. 109 more words

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Something Old, Something New

I came across a story about an unfinished manuscript written by one of my favorite authors, Sameul Clemens. I was excited as a kid opening a present of fireworks at Christmas. 523 more words


The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum

I recently visited The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal. This museum showcases the life and work of Hannibal’s most famous resident, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain. 353 more words


Roughing It by Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pen name for Samuel Clemens, sets out with his brother in 1861 for the Nevada Territory. The adventures begin right away on a stagecoach trip. 83 more words

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Happy Birthday Roger Miller

Thanks to Joe Bonsall from The Oak Ridge Boys for reminding me that today is the birthday of the great Roger Miller. Here is one of my favorites of his.


Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 247) - Mark Twain

“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”

— Mark Twain 8 more words

Quotes For Public Speakers