“…Whether anguishing over American military interventions abroad or delivering jabs at Wall Street tycoons, this Twain is strikingly contemporary. Though the autobiography also contains its share of homespun tales, some of its observations about American life are so acerbic — at one point Twain refers to American soldiers as “uniformed assassins” — that his heirs and editors, as well as the writer himself, feared they would damage his reputation if not withheld…” –From a review of the unexpurgated autobiography of Mark Twain. Here (NY Times).
Related: The unexpurgated new edition of the Autobiography selling very well indeed. In fact, to quote the article, it’s “flying off the shelves.” Here (NY Times)