Mark Twain has few equals in American literature. His humor and his writings still holds up today. Twain's path to fame, however, was a circuitous one. Phil and Campbell Valentine tell you all about the man who literally invented a character and then became him.
Samuel Clemens was born before the Civil War, but came to define the Reconstruction Era. His writing became increasingly more biting, especially when it came to organized religion, as death took its toll on his family. Some of his writings were so controversial they were not published until long after his death. He was as complicated as he was hilarious. Phil Valentine and Campbell Valentine talk Mark Twain.