Mark Twain

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Born30 November 1835
Died21 April 1910 (Age 74)
Member ofPhi Beta Kappa

“How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!”
Mark Twain (2 December 1906)  [1]

 

A Document by Mark Twain

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:The War Prayershort storyNovember 1916War
Patriotism
Mark Twain's scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. The piece was left unpublished at his death, largely due to pressure from his family, who feared that it would be considered sacrilegious. Twain’s publisher and other friends also discouraged him from publishing it.
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References

  1. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2


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