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  1. About the Berry Schools
    The New Republic, April 4, 1934, pp. 206-208
  2. Books
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    The Aesthetic Man (Review)
    The Aesthetic Adventure, by William Gaunt
    1. The Aesthetic Adventure by William Gaunt
    The New Yorker, May 19, 1945, p. 81
  3. [+]
    Anderson in America (Review)
    Puzzled America, by Sherwood Anderson
    1. Puzzled America by Sherwood Anderson
    The New Republic, May 1, 1935, p. 348
  4. Books
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    Another Go at F.D.R. (Review)
    Roosevelt in Retrospect, by John Gunther
    1. Roosevelt in Retrospect by John Gunther
    The New Yorker, June 3, 1950, pp. 85-86
  5. Books
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    The Art of James M. Cain (2 Reviews)
    The Butterfly, by James M. Cain
    1. The Butterfly by James M. Cain
    2. Children of Vienna by Robert Neumann
    The New Yorker, February 1, 1947, pp. 66-69
  6. [+]
    Bayou People (Review)
    Children of Strangers, by Lyle Saxon
    1. Children of Strangers by Lyle Saxon
    The New Republic, September 1, 1937, p. 108
  7. Beauregard: The Great Creole (1933)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  8. [+]
    Black Beowulf (Review)
    John Henry, by Roark Bradford
    1. John Henry by Roark Bradford
    The New Republic, September 30, 1931, p. 186
  9. Can New Orleans Come Back?
    The Forum, March 1940, pp. 124-129
  10. Cardinal Pacelli and Father John
    The New Republic, October 28, 1936, pp. 343-344
  11. Books
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    Cavement, Cimbrians, and Christopher Columbus (Review)
    The Long Journey: Fire and Ice, by Johannes V. Jensen
    1. The Long Journey: Fire and Ice by Johannes V. Jensen
    The New Yorker, April 28, 1945, p. 73
  12. Books
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    Christopher Tietjens: His Life and Times (Review)
    Parade's End, by Ford Madox Ford
    1. Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
    The New Yorker, October 7, 1950, pp. 110-113
  13. Cinnamon Seed (1934)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  14. Courthouse Square (1936)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  15. Books
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    Crop Without Cream (5 Reviews)
    The White Tower, by James Ramsey Ullman
    1. The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman
    2. Three O'Clock Dinner by Josephine Pinckney
    3. The Lonely Steeple by Victor Wolfson
    4. Not in Our Stars by Josiah E. Greene
    5. Leave Cancelled by Nicholas Monsarrat
    The New Yorker, September 29, 1945, pp. 72-73
  16. Days Before Lent (1939)
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  17. General Articles
    The Death and Legacy of Huey Long
    The New Republic, January 1, 1936, pp. 215-217
  18. Books
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    The Death of a Poet and the Dawn of an Idea (2 Reviews)
    The Death of Virgil, by Hermann Broch
    1. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
    2. The Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reves
    The New Yorker, June 23, 1945, pp. 57-60
  19. The Divided Southern Front
    The New Republic, May 9, 1934, pp. 360-361
  20. Books
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    Don Quixote (Review)
    Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Samuel Putnam and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, ...
    1. Don Quixote de la Mancha by Samuel Putnam and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, ...
    The New Yorker, October 1, 1949, pp. 73-76
  21. [+]
    The End of a Trilogy (Review)
    Unfinished Cathedral, by T.S. Stribling
    1. Unfinished Cathedral by T.S. Stribling
    The New Republic, June 20, 1934, p. 161
  22. The Fabulous Man
    A Story
    Scribners, April 1935, p. 217
  23. Books in Review
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    The Fate of H.G. Wells (Review)
    The Fate of Man, by H.G. Wells
    1. The Fate of Man by H.G. Wells
    The New Republic, December 13, 1939, p. 234
  24. Five Days in Decatur
    The New Republic, December 20, 1933, pp. 161-163
  25. Flood-Water
    The New Republic, June 22, 1927, p. 123
  26. [+]
    Fog over Alabama (4 Reviews)
    Look Away!, by James H. Street
    1. Look Away! by James H. Street
    2. Southern Album by Sara Haardt and H.L. Mencken
    3. Death Is a Little Man by Minnie Hite Moody
    4. Stubborn Roots by Elma Godchaux
    The New Republic, May 27, 1936, p. 79
  27. The Future of the South
    The New Republic, November 8, 1939, pp. 70-73
  28. [+]
    God's Angry Newspaperman (Review)
    Days of Our Years, by Pierre van Paassen
    1. Days of Our Years by Pierre van Paassen
    The New Republic, March 1, 1939, p. 107
  29. Books in Review
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    The Great Profile (Review)
    Country Squire in the White House, by John T. Flynn
    1. Country Squire in the White House by John T. Flynn
    The New Republic, July 29, 1940, p. 146
  30. The Greenroom (1949)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  31. Books
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    Henry Adams: A Mind in the Making (2 Reviews)
    Henry Adams and His Friends, by Harold Dean Cater and Henry Adams
    1. Henry Adams and His Friends by Harold Dean Cater and Henry Adams
    2. The Formative Years by Henry Adams and Herbert Agar
    The New Yorker, March 29, 1947, pp. 96-100
  32. [+]
    Herndon's Story (Review)
    Let Me Live, by Angelo Herndon
    1. Let Me Live by Angelo Herndon
    The New Republic, March 31, 1937, p. 245
  33. [+]
    At Home and Abroad (Review)
    The Laurels are Cut Down, by Archie Binns
    1. The Laurels are Cut Down by Archie Binns
    The New Republic, May 12, 1937, p. 24
  34. Huey Long and His Background
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1935, pp. 663-673
  35. Huey's Louisiana Heritage
    The New Republic, August 30, 1939, p. 99
  36. In Their Own Image (1935)
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  37. General Articles
    Italian Notebook: 1938
    The New Republic, June 15, 1938, pp. 147-148
  38. Books
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    John Adams (Review)
    John Adams and the American Revolution, by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    1. John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen
    The New Yorker, July 1, 1950, p. 69
  39. Books
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    Journey to the End of Alcoholic Night (Review)
    The Story of Mrs. Murphy, by Natalie Anderson Scott
    1. The Story of Mrs. Murphy by Natalie Anderson Scott
    The New Yorker, June 28, 1947, p. 70
  40. [+]
    King of the Finks (Review)
    I Break Strikes!, by Edward Levinson
    1. I Break Strikes! by Edward Levinson
    The New Republic, December 4, 1935, p. 108
  41. [+]
    The Kingfish: In Memoriam (3 Reviews)
    The Story of Huey P. Long, by Carleton Beals
    1. The Story of Huey P. Long by Carleton Beals
    2. Huey Long: A Candid Biography by Forrest Davis
    3. My First Days in the White House by Huey Pierce Long, Jr.
    The New Republic, December 18, 1935, p. 177
  42. Let's Look at the Record
    The New Republic, February 20, 1935, p. 41
  43. Letters in the South
    The New Republic, June 19, 1935, pp. 161-163
  44. The Liberty League Writes
    The New Republic, July 22, 1936, pp. 319-320
  45. The Light Infantry Ball (1959)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  46. The Little Hitlers at Asheville
    The New Republic, September 2, 1936, pp. 100-102
  47. [+]
    The Long State (Review)
    Tar Heels, by Jonathan Daniels
    1. Tar Heels by Jonathan Daniels
    The New Republic, October 27, 1941, p. 563
  48. Books
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    Look Away, Look Away, Look Away (3 Reviews)
    Delta Wedding, by Eudora Welty
    1. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
    2. A House in the Uplands by Erskine Caldwell
    3. The Fingers of Night by Hubert Creekmore
    The New Yorker, May 11, 1946, pp. 86-88
  49. Books
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    The Lost Lady (Review)
    The Old Beauty, and Others, by Willa Cather
    1. The Old Beauty, and Others by Willa Cather
    The New Yorker, September 25, 1948, pp. 108-112
  50. Mainstream (1943)
    7 Reviews, 3 Readable
  51. Books
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    The Master of Treasure Island (2 Reviews)
    Selected Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, by Saxe Commins and Robert Louis Stevenson
    1. Selected Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson by Saxe Commins and Robert Louis Stevenson
    2. Novels and Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson by V.S. Pritchett and Robert Louis Stevenson
    The New Yorker, April 5, 1947, p. 94
  52. Maury Maverick: A Portrait
    The New Republic, April 21, 1937, pp. 315-316
  53. Me and the Babe (A Story)
    The New Republic, April 24, 1935, pp. 308-309
  54. Books
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    Morgana, Mississippi (Review)
    The Golden Apples, by Eudora Welty
    1. The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty
    The New Yorker, September 3, 1949, p. 56
  55. Mr. Hearst Sees Red
    The New Republic, January 16, 1935, pp. 269-271
  56. [+]
    Nemesis in the Cotton Belt (Review)
    This Body the Earth, by Paul Green
    1. This Body the Earth by Paul Green
    The New Republic, November 13, 1935, p. 24
  57. Books
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    New Bottles, Old Wine (2 Reviews)
    Rickshaw Boy, by Lau Shaw
    1. Rickshaw Boy by Lau Shaw
    2. The Big Three by David J. Dallin
    The New Yorker, August 11, 1945, pp. 61-63
  58. Books
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    A New Deal with the Old Nick (Review)
    Doctor Faustus, by Thomas Mann
    1. Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann
    The New Yorker, October 30, 1948, p. 95
  59. [+]
    No Decision (Review)
    Green Margins, by Edwin P. O'Donnell
    1. Green Margins by Edwin P. O'Donnell
    The New Republic, November 11, 1936, p. 54
  60. Books
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    Notes from Purgatory (2 Reviews)
    The Brick Foxhole, by Richard Brooks
    1. The Brick Foxhole by Richard Brooks
    2. The Yogi and the Commissar by Arthur Koestler
    The New Yorker, June 2, 1945, pp. 67-68
  61. [+]
    Nothing at All (Review)
    South, by Frederick S. Wight
    1. South by Frederick S. Wight
    The New Republic, September 18, 1935, p. 166
  62. Books
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    Oh, Bury Me Not (5 Reviews)
    Strange Fruit, by Lillian Smith
    1. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith
    2. A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
    3. The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson
    4. A Walk in the Sun by Harry Brown
    5. The History of Rome Hanks, and Kindred Matters by Joseph Stanley Pennell
    The New Yorker, July 15, 1944, p. 61
  63. [+]
    The Old and the New South (4 Reviews)
    Pro-Slavery Thought in the Old South, by William Sumner Jenkins
    1. Pro-Slavery Thought in the Old South by William Sumner Jenkins
    2. The South Looks at Its Past by Benjamin B. Kendrick and A.M. Arnett
    3. The Collapse of Cotton Tenancy by Charles Spurgeon Johnson, Edwin R. Embree, and W.W. Alexander, ...
    4. The Cast-Iron Man: John C. Calhoun and American Democracy by Arthur Styron
    The New Republic, February 12, 1936, p. 26
  64. [+]
    Orestes in Alabama (Review)
    The Long Night, by Andrew Lytle
    1. The Long Night by Andrew Lytle
    The New Republic, September 30, 1936, p. 231
  65. General Articles
    Our Gene
    The New Republic, February 19, 1936, pp. 35-36
  66. Books
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    The Perils of Lanny Budd (Review)
    Dragon Harvest, by Upton Sinclair
    1. Dragon Harvest by Upton Sinclair
    The New Yorker, June 16, 1945, pp. 56-57
  67. The Pulse of the Nation
    The New Republic, August 21, 1935, pp. 41-43
  68. Radio Priest---in Person
    The New Republic, June 5, 1935, pp. 96-97
  69. Relics and Angels (1929)
    1 Review
  70. [+]
    Dr. Marie Stopes (Review)
    Georgia: A Short History, by E. Merton Coulter
    1. Georgia: A Short History by E. Merton Coulter
    The New Republic, December 13, 1933, p. 149
  71. [+]
    Some Recent Novels (Review)
    Deep, Dark River, by Robert Rylee
    1. Deep, Dark River by Robert Rylee
    The New Republic, August 21, 1935, p. 54
  72. The Riot in Harlem
    The New Republic, April 3, 1935, pp. 209-210
  73. Books
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    Samuel Butler Revisited (Review)
    The Essential Samuel Butler, by G.D.H. Cole and Samuel Butler
    1. The Essential Samuel Butler by G.D.H. Cole and Samuel Butler
    The New Yorker, July 29, 1950, pp. 62-63
  74. [+]
    The Seasoning of "Old Hickory" (Review)
    Andrew Jackson: The Border Captain, by Marquis James
    1. Andrew Jackson: The Border Captain by Marquis James
    The New Republic, April 19, 1933, p. 286
  75. Books
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    Six Men on a Raft (Review)
    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
    1. Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl
    The New Yorker, September 16, 1950, p. 105
  76. South Wind
    The New Republic, June 1, 1938, p. 97
  77. [+]
    A Spotlight on the South (Review)
    Culture in the South, by William T. Couch
    1. Culture in the South by William T. Couch
    The New Republic, April 18, 1934, p. 287
  78. Books
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    The Story of Harry Hopkins (Review)
    Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History, by Robert E. Sherwood
    1. Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History by Robert E. Sherwood
    The New Yorker, November 20, 1948, p. 146
  79. [+]
    A Story-Teller's Novel (Review)
    Catalogue, by George Milburn
    1. Catalogue by George Milburn
    The New Republic, October 7, 1936, p. 259
  80. Strike-Buster: Man Among Men
    The New Republic, December 12, 1934, pp. 124-125
  81. Books
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    A Strong Woman and Two Weak Utopias (2 Reviews)
    The Ballad and the Source, by Rosamond Lehmann
    1. The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann
    2. Angel in the Forest by Marguerite Young
    The New Yorker, April 7, 1945, pp. 76-77
  82. Sun in Capricorn (1942)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  83. General Articles
    Textile Trouble
    The New Republic, September 19, 1934, pp. 147-149
  84. General Articles
    That Man in the White House
    The New Republic, July 22, 1940, pp. 106-107
  85. Books
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    Then and Now (Review)
    A Wandering Student, by Bernard Pares
    1. A Wandering Student by Bernard Pares
    The New Yorker, February 28, 1948, pp. 72-76
  86. Books
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    Thomas Beer and Others (4 Reviews)
    Mrs. Egg and Other Americans, by Thomas Beer and Wilson Follett
    1. Mrs. Egg and Other Americans by Thomas Beer and Wilson Follett
    2. The Heretics by Humphrey Slater
    3. Foreign Mud by Maurice Collis
    4. Kingdom of Adventure: Mount Everest by James Ramsey Ullman
    The New Yorker, October 11, 1947, pp. 106-108
  87. Books
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Black Boy (2 Reviews)
    The Young Jefferson, 1743-1789, by Claude G. Bowers
    1. The Young Jefferson, 1743-1789 by Claude G. Bowers
    2. Black Boy by Richard A. Wright
    The New Yorker, March 10, 1945, pp. 78-80
  88. Thomas Mann and a New Humanism
    The New Republic, March 9, 1938, pp. 120-122
  89. Thomas Wolfe: A Portrait
    The New Republic, June 24, 1936, pp. 199-201
  90. Books in Review
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    Thomas Wolfe: A Summing Up (Review)
    You Can't Go Home Again, by Thomas Wolfe
    1. You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
    The New Republic, September 23, 1940, pp. 422-423
  91. A Touch of the Dragon (1964)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  92. [+]
    Two Mid-American Novelists (Review)
    Kit Brandon: A Portrait, by Sherwood Anderson
    1. Kit Brandon: A Portrait by Sherwood Anderson
    The New Republic, October 21, 1936, p. 318
  93. Books
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    Two Novels (2 Reviews)
    Raintree County, by Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.
    1. Raintree County by Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.
    2. The Aunt's Story by Patrick White
    The New Yorker, January 10, 1948, p. 72
  94. Two Sides of the Barricades
    The New Republic, October 10, 1934, pp. 237-238
  95. Books
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    Two Up, Two Down (2 Reviews)
    Happy Man, by Hermann Kesten
    1. Happy Man by Hermann Kesten
    2. Mary Hallam by Susan Ertz
    The New Yorker, March 15, 1947, pp. 98-100
  96. Books in Review
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    Unbranded Steer (Review)
    A Maverick American, by Maury Maverick
    1. A Maverick American by Maury Maverick
    The New Republic, August 11, 1937, p. 23
  97. [+]
    United States History: General (Review)
    Showboats: The History of an American Institution, by Philip Graham
    1. Showboats: The History of an American Institution by Philip Graham
    The American Historical Review, July 1952, p. 1053
  98. The View From Pompey's Head (1954)
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  99. [+]
    Why the Southern Novel? (3 Reviews)
    Village Chronicle, by James McConnaughey
    1. Village Chronicle by James McConnaughey
    2. So Fair a House by Welbourn Kelley
    3. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes by Hubert Skidmore
    The New Republic, July 22, 1936, p. 331
  100. William Faulkner: A Special Section
    Man and Writer~William Faulkner
    The Saturday Review, July 28, 1962, pp. 11-15
  101. Books
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    The Wind from the Steppes (3 Reviews)
    The Pattern of Soviet Power, by Edgar Snow
    1. The Pattern of Soviet Power by Edgar Snow
    2. The Basis of Soviet Strength by George B. Cressey
    3. European Manifesto by Pierre C. de Lanux
    The New Yorker, July 21, 1945, pp. 49-50
  102. Wine of the Country (1941)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  103. Books
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    Wisdom Week (3 Reviews)
    The History of Western Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell
    1. The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
    2. The Wisdom Tree by Emma Hawkridge
    3. The Practical Cogitator by Charles P. Curtis, Jr. and Ferris Greenslet
    The New Yorker, October 20, 1945, pp. 106-109
  104. Books
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    Wood Shavings and Strawberries (2 Reviews)
    The Garretson Chronicle, by Gerald Warner Brace
    1. The Garretson Chronicle by Gerald Warner Brace
    2. Not Now But Now by M.F.K. Fisher
    The New Yorker, August 30, 1947, pp. 64-65
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