American velist and humorist Mark Twain was a captivating public speaker, and this affordable volume brings together a generous selection of his best speeches. Contents include his famous 70th birthday address, delivered at a 1905 gala; his classic oration on Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims ; and the perennial favorite, Horrors of the German Language. Dover Original
After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835 1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations. An English professor at the City University of New York's Kingsborough College, Bob Blaisdell is the editor of numerous Dover Thrift Editions andregularly reviews books for The San Francisco Chronicle and The Christian Science Monitor.