"The Private History of a Campaign that Failed" by Mark Twain, Part 2

Jan 16, 2020

Published in 1885, “The Private History of a Campaign that Failed” is a highly fictionalized memoir of Mark Twain's two-week stint in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard.

Also in this episode is "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which was Twain's first great success as a writer and brought him national attention upon its publication in 1865.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.