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Silas Timberman book jacket

SILAS TIMBERMAN, by Howard Fast,
a 1954 novel wherein Twain's works are accused of being Communist propaganda.
I am indebted to Dan Smith of Roanoke, VA for bringing this novel to my attention.

Communism is idiocy. They want to divide up the property. Suppose they did it -- it requires brains to keep money as well as make it. In a precious little while the money would be back in the former owner's hands and the communist would be poor again.
- Mark Twain, a Biography


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