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Arthur D. Howden Smith Archives
Arthur D. Howden Smith • 33 Items / 19 Books, 2 Articles, 12 Reviews
John Jacob Astor (1929)
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Published Reviews
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    The First Astor (Review)
    John Jacob Astor, by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    1. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    The Saturday Review, August 31, 1929, p. 87
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    Beaver, Gold and Railroads (4 Reviews)
    The Road to Oregon, by William J. Ghent
    1. The Road to Oregon by William J. Ghent
    2. Trails, Rails and War by J.R. Perkins
    3. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    4. Eilley Orrum: Queen of the Comstock by Swift Paine
    The New Republic, June 5, 1929, p. 80
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    Picked at Random (7 Reviews)
    Armour Wherein He Trusted, by Mary G.M. Webb
    1. Armour Wherein He Trusted by Mary G.M. Webb
    2. Rogues and Diamonds by Selwyn Jepson
    3. Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
    4. Combing the Caribbees by Harry L. Foster
    5. The Last Home of Mystery by E. Alexander Powell
    6. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    7. Stone Daugherty by John P. Fort
    The Outlook, April 17, 1929, p. 629
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    Check List of New Books (8 Reviews)
    Biography
    1. Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford
    2. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    3. John Mitchell, Miner by Elsie Gluck
    4. Robert A. Woods, Champion of Democracy by Eleanor H. Woods
    5. The Magnificent Montmorency by Cyril Hughes Hartmann
    6. James Ford Rhodes: American Historian by M.A. DeWolfe Howe
    7. Royal Elizabeths by Elsie P. Thornton-Cook
    8. Mary, Queen of Scots by Margarete Kurlbaum-Siebert
    The American Mercury, June 1929
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    Take It or Leave It (15 Reviews)
    June Reading
    1. Hobby House by Russell Neale
    2. Dark Star by Lorna Moon
    3. Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
    4. Tomorrow Never Comes by R.L. Duffus
    5. Jehovah's Day by Mary Borden
    6. Anastasia by Harriet von Rathlef-Keilmann
    7. For Lancelot Andrewes by T.S. Eliot
    8. The Dictionary of American Biography by Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone
    9. The Life of H.R.H. the Duke of Flamborough, by Benjamin Bunny by Laurence Housman
    10. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
    11. Bitter Bierce by C. Hartley Grattan
    12. Portrait of Ambrose Bierce by Adolphe D. de Castro
    13. A Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley
    14. The Last Home of Mystery by E. Alexander Powell
    15. Red Tiger by Phillips Russell
    The Forum, June 1929