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Mark Twain

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, better known by his pen name , was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels (1885) , called "the Great American Novel", and Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for and . He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous...

Peter Bodensteiner

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Peter Bodensteiner is the founder of Stance & Speed (www.stanceandspeed.com) , a publisher of books for automotive enthusiasts. Stance & Speed has worked with a variety of partners including Peter Harholdt Collection Arts, Speedhunters.com, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Peter Vincent Photographer, Pelican Parts, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

His Zone Read publishing imprint published one of the best-selling college football books of 2012, Waiting for the Fall: A Decade of Dreams, Drama and West Virginia University Football.

Peter has edited more than 200 books and calendars,...