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  1. [+]
    American Saints (Review)
    Saints in Action, by Dumas Malone
    1. Saints in Action by Dumas Malone
    The Saturday Review, February 24, 1940, p. 16
  2. America's No. 1 Mystery Man
    Conclusion, Further revelations of the power of Frank Costello
    Collier's Weekly, April 19, 1947, pp. 33-54
  3. America's Number One Mystery Man
    The first of two parts. An account of the career of Frank Costello and of his strange e...
    Collier's Weekly, April 12, 1947, pp. 16-17
  4. Among the Philistines---The Story of Carry Nation
    Seventh Installment
    The Outlook, August 28, 1929, pp. 701-706
  5. The Background of a Crusader
    The Outlook, July 17, 1929, pp. 443-447
  6. The Background of a Crusader
    Second Installment
    The Outlook, July 24, 1929, pp. 493-497
  7. The Barbary Coast (1933)
    An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld
    5 Reviews, 4 Readable
  8. Battle in Printer's Ink
    Chicago dailies gird themselves for the biggest circulation war of the century
    Collier's Weekly, June 30, 1945, pp. 18-19
  9. [+]
    Bishop Cannon's Law and Gospel (Review)
    Dry Messiah: The Life of Bishop James Cannon, Jr., by Virginius Dabney
    1. Dry Messiah: The Life of Bishop James Cannon, Jr. by Virginius Dabney
    The Saturday Review, April 16, 1949, p. 19
  10. The Bon Vivant's Companion (1928)
    Or, How to Mix Drinks
    3 Reviews, 3 Readable
  11. The Breathless Moment (1935)
    The World's Most Sensational News Photos
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  12. Brother Benjamin Abbott
    The American Mercury, August 1926, pp. 439-444
  13. Carry Nation (1929)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  14. [+]
    Chautauqua---American Phenomenon (Review)
    We Called It Culture, by Victoria Case and Robert Ormond Case
    1. We Called It Culture by Victoria Case and Robert Ormond Case
    The Saturday Review, February 14, 1948, p. 18
  15. [+]
    City of the Angels (Review)
    Los Angeles: A History with Side-Shows, by Morrow Mayo
    1. Los Angeles: A History with Side-Shows by Morrow Mayo
    The Nation, May 10, 1933, p. 536
  16. Clipping the Clip Artists
    For gaming fans who think a sucker sometimes gets an even break
    Collier's Weekly, November 15, 1947, pp. 77-87
  17. Coal Oil Johnny
    The American Mercury, March 1942, pp. 352-359
  18. The Conquest of Kansas---The Story of Carry Nation
    Sixth Installment
    The Outlook, August 21, 1929, pp. 660-664
  19. The Day Mencken Broke the Law
    The American Mercury, October 1951, pp. 62-69
  20. Days of Wickedness
    The American Mercury, November 1927, pp. 359-369
  21. The Devil of Pei-Ling (1927)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  22. [+]
    Dime Novels (Review)
    Dime Novels, by Edmund Pearson
    1. Dime Novels by Edmund Pearson
    The Nation, January 29, 1930, p. 127
  23. The Doodles That Caught a Spy
    How U.S. counterespionage agents broke up a subversive Nazi ring
    Collier's Weekly, January 5, 1946, p. 16
  24. Doyers Street
    The American Mercury, June 1926, pp. 228-236
  25. The Drys Try Again
    They're using their best techniques to bring back prohibition
    Collier's Weekly, June 8, 1946, p. 15
  26. [+]
    "Escape" in the 19th Century (Review)
    Villains Galore, by Mary Noel
    1. Villains Galore by Mary Noel
    The Saturday Review, July 31, 1954, p. 16
  27. The Father of Prohibition
    The American Mercury, November 1926, pp. 344-348
  28. [+]
    Fiction (Review)
    Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett
    1. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
    The Bookman, March 1929, p. 92
  29. The Final Years---The Story of Carry Nation
    Eighth Installment
    The Outlook, September 4, 1929, pp. 21-25
  30. A Forgotten American Christian
    The American Spectator (Dreiser), April 1933, p. 1
  31. The French Quarter (1936)
    An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  32. Gambling Hells of New Orleans
    The American Mercury, August 1936, pp. 407-416
  33. The Gangs of New York (1928)
    An Informal History of the Underworld
    8 Reviews, 4 Readable
  34. Gem of the Prairie (1940)
    An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  35. The Golden Flood (1942)
    An Informal History of America's First Oil Field
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  36. The Great Diamond Swindle
    The American Mercury, May 1932, pp. 41-49
  37. The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition (1950)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  38. [+]
    The Great Methodist (Review)
    John Wesley, by John Donald Wade
    1. John Wesley by John Donald Wade
    The Saturday Review, February 28, 1931, p. 628
  39. Hatrack
    The American Mercury, April 1926, pp. 479-483
  40. Hatrack
    The American Mercury, November 1950, pp. 567-573
  41. Hearst Comes to Atlanta
    The American Mercury, January 1926, pp. 87-95
  42. Here We Go Again!
    Moonshine likker, bootleggers, hijackers---are they with us to stay?
    Collier's Weekly, May 27, 1944, p. 15
  43. In the Lion's Den: The Story of Carry Nation
    Fourth Installment
    The Outlook, August 7, 1929, pp. 568-573
  44. Is Protestantism Declining?---A Debate
    I---The House Divided
    The Forum, February 1928, pp. 181-189
  45. Jim the Penman
    The American Mercury, September 1925, pp. 79-84
  46. King of the Keglers
    Modest young Ned Day is champion bowler of the world
    Collier's Weekly, June 3, 1944, p. 21
  47. The Little Doctor
    Down in the Maine woods, Doc Pritham wrestles with a job that could lick bigger fellows
    Collier's Weekly, April 29, 1944, pp. 24-25
  48. Loose Ladies of New Orleans
    The American Mercury, October 1936, pp. 235-243
  49. MacArthur---The Story of a Great American Soldier
    Only of the really heroic figures of modern history, the General is also a much misunde...
    Collier's Weekly, July 14, 1945, pp. 11-12
  50. MacArthur---The Story of a Great American Soldier
    The second of two parts. No amount of slander can diminish his heroic achievement
    Collier's Weekly, July 21, 1945, p. 19
  51. Marching as to War - The Story of Carry Nation
    Fifth Installment
    The Outlook, August 14, 1929, pp. 620-625
  52. A Methodist Saint (1927)
    The Life of Bishop Asbury
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  53. Not at Night! (1928)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  54. The Old-Time Gangs of New York
    The American Mercury, August 1927, pp. 478-486
  55. The Palmy Days of Methodism
    The American Mercury, December 1926, pp. 435-444
  56. The Passing of the Gangster
    The American Mercury, March 1925, pp. 358-367
  57. [+]
    Passion in the Pulpit (Review)
    Free Love and Heavenly Sinners, by Robert Shaplen
    1. Free Love and Heavenly Sinners by Robert Shaplen
    The Saturday Review, November 13, 1954, p. 15
  58. Pennsylvania's Greatest Rogue
    The American Mercury, December 1941, pp. 738-745
  59. Pictures in Stones
    Remarkable scenes made by Nature
    Collier's Weekly, September 28, 1946, pp. 75-77
  60. Pretty Waiter Girls
    The American Spectator (Dreiser), January 1933, p. 3
  61. Professor Jerry Thomas
    The American Mercury, December 1927, pp. 421-430
  62. Speaking of Books
    [+]
    The Road to Heaven (Review)
    In the Service of the King, by Aimee Semple McPherson
    1. In the Service of the King by Aimee Semple McPherson
    The Outlook, August 29, 1928, p. 712
  63. [+]
    S.F. Madam (Review)
    Mammy Pleasant, by Helen O'Donnell Holdredge
    1. Mammy Pleasant by Helen O'Donnell Holdredge
    The Saturday Review, November 14, 1953, p. 21
  64. [+]
    Saga of "Little Sure Shot" (Review)
    Annie Oakley of the Wild West, by Walter Havighurst
    1. Annie Oakley of the Wild West by Walter Havighurst
    The Saturday Review, December 11, 1954, p. 18
  65. [+]
    Search for Christ (Review)
    That Old-Time Religion, by Archibald Thomas Robertson
    1. That Old-Time Religion by Archibald Thomas Robertson
    The Saturday Review, February 18, 1950, p. 40
  66. Sucker's Progress (1938)
    An Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  67. Sweet Smoking
    Invention of the corncob pipe started a busy American industry
    Collier's Weekly, July 8, 1944, p. 17
  68. Television Gets a Box Office
    You'll soon have good programs---all charged on your phone bill
    Collier's Weekly, July 12, 1947, pp. 78-85
  69. The Tick of the Clock (1928)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  70. Up from Methodism (1926)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  71. Up from Methodism
    The American Mercury, February 1925, pp. 129-135
  72. The Walls of Jericho
    The Story of Carry Nation, Third Installment
    The Outlook, July 31, 1929, pp. 527-531
  73. The Week's Work
    Collier's Weekly, March 30, 1946, p. 77
  74. When Prohibition Was in Flower
    The American Mercury, July 1946, pp. 40-47
  75. Who is a Negro?
    The problem of the lightskin colored folk who pass as whites
    Collier's Weekly, August 3, 1946, pp. 12-13
  76. [+]
    Who Knifed Mr. Peters? (Review)
    Tracks in the Snow, by Godfrey R. Benson
    1. Tracks in the Snow by Godfrey R. Benson
    The Outlook, April 25, 1928, pp. 674-680
  77. The Woman Nobody Knows
    Frances Perkins is Washington's most mis-understood official
    Collier's Weekly, August 5, 1944, p. 21
  78. Ye Olde Fire Laddies (1930)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
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