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Joseph Mitchell – The Ghost of New York City

  Joseph Mitchell, a 21 year-old aspiring newspaper reporter, arrived in New York City from his native North Carolina in October 1929 on the eve of the Black Tuesday Wall Street crash that heralded the Great Depression.  Among the most (to use a word he rather overworked himself) salient personalities in contemporary journalism at the time was H.L. Mencken.  A hugely...