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Mark Twain, a native of Missouri who lived most his childhood in poverty, began his career, surprisingly, as a steamboat pilot. This career path was soon to be interrupted by the Civil War, in which he served for the Confederate Army for two weeks before withdrawing. Already at this point in his life, Twain was showing his humorist side when he commented on this incident saying, "?it was my retirement from it that brought the crash...
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Already at this point in his life, Twain was showing his humorist side when he commented on this incident saying, "?it was my retirement from it that brought the crash. It left the Confederate side too weak." (Ayers, 42) After the Civil War, Twain began his career as a journalist. He bounced from one city to another, including a stay at Virginia City, Nevada and San Francisco...
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