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


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.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.