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  1. Goya: A Biography (1938)
    5 Reviews, 4 Readable
  2. The Hemingway Reader (1953)
    A Wide-Ranging Selection by Charles Poore
    1 Review
  3. [+]
    New Books (7 Reviews)
    Between the Cocktail Party and the Gondola
    1. Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 by Frederick A. Pottle and James Boswell
    2. Blandings' Way by Eric Hodgins
    3. Helena by Evelyn Waugh
    4. A Fearful Joy by Joyce Cary
    5. Burning Bright by John Steinbeck
    6. The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg
    7. Snobs by Russell Lynes
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1950, pp. 102-111
  4. [+]
    New Books (15 Reviews)
    Diverse Correlations
    1. Rock Wagram by William Saroyan
    2. Notes on a Horse Thief by William Faulkner
    3. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis
    4. Science and Common Sense by James Bryant Conant
    5. Neither Five Nor Three by Helen MacInnes
    6. His Eye is on the Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels
    7. The World of Willa Cather by Mildred R. Bennett
    8. Willa Cather: A Critical Introduction by David Daiches
    9. Croce, the King and the Allies by Benedetto Croce
    10. Conjugal Love by Alberto Moravia
    11. Darkness and Day by I. Compton-Burnett
    12. My First Eighty-Three Years in America by James W. Gerard
    13. Richard Hillary by Lovat Dickson
    14. Introduction to Poetry by Mark Van Doren
    15. Taming of the Arts by Juri Jelagin
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1951, pp. 110-113
  5. [+]
    New Books (12 Reviews)
    The Tides Around Us, the Storms Within
    1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    2. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
    3. The Sea Around Us by Rachel L. Carson
    4. The England of Elizabeth by A.L. Rowse
    5. The Age of Elegance, 1812-1822 by Arthur Bryant
    6. Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman
    7. The Watch by Carlo Levi
    8. Florence by Edmond-Rene Labande
    9. Florentine Drawings, XIV-XVII Centuries by Andre Chastel
    10. Crime in America by Estes Kefauver
    11. The Oxford Companion to the Theatre by Phyllis Hartnoll
    12. The Roosevelt Treasury by James N. Rosenau
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1951, pp. 98-101
  6. [+]
    New Books (15 Reviews)
    The Last and the Best of the Year
    1. Closing the Ring by Winston S. Churchill
    2. Hitler's Interpreter by Paul Schmidt and R.H.C. Steed
    3. The Struggle for Survival by Eliot Janeway
    4. A Foreign Policy for Americans by Robert A. Taft
    5. General MacArthur and President Truman by Richard H. Rovere and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., ...
    6. Under Whatever Sky by Irwin Edman
    7. The Modern Novel in America, 1900-1950 by Frederick J. Hoffman
    8. The Farmers Hotel by John O'Hara
    9. Show Biz: From Vaude to Video by Abel Green and Joe Laurie, Jr.
    10. The Hour by Bernard DeVoto
    11. Guests, or How to Survive Hospitality by Russell Lynes
    12. Ross and the New Yorker by Dale Kramer
    13. The New Yorker Twenty-Fifty Anniversary Album, 1925-1950
    14. Life's Picture History of Western Man by The Editors
    15. Strange Lands and Friendly People by William O. Douglas
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1951, pp. 98-105
  7. [+]
    New Books (9 Reviews)
    All Sides of Paradise
    1. The Far Side of Paradise by Arthur Mizener
    2. FDR: A Pictorial Biography by Stefan Lorant
    3. FDR: His Personal Letters by Elliott Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt
    4. The Witch Diggers by Jessamyn West
    5. H.L. Mencken: Disturber of the Peace by William Manchester
    6. Point of Honor by Mortimer R. Kadish
    7. Policy for the West by Barbara Ward
    8. The Loyalty of Free Men by Alan Barth
    9. Natural Selection of Political Forces by Adolf A. Berle, Jr.
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1951, pp. 106-109
  8. [+]
    New Books (6 Reviews)
    Churchill: Words and Action
    1. The Hinge of Fate by Winston S. Churchill
    2. Caught by Henry Green
    3. The Hell Bomb by William L. Laurence
    4. The Traitor by William L. Shirer
    5. The Maugham Reader by W. Somerset Maugham
    6. Stephen Crane by John Berryman
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1951, pp. 105-109
  9. [+]
    New Books (9 Reviews)
    Words, War, and Literature
    1. A Soldier's Story by Omar N. Bradley
    2. Independent Member by A.P. Herbert
    3. The General Who Marched to Hell by Earl Schenck Miers
    4. The Troubled Air by Irwin Shaw
    5. Umberto's Circus by Eduard Bass
    6. Exile's Return by Malcolm Cowley
    7. Literary Frontiers by J. Donald Adams
    8. The Literature of the American People by Arthur Hobson Quinn
    9. A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles by Mitford M. Mathews
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1951, pp. 98-101
  10. [+]
    New Books (13 Reviews)
    Kings and Mice and Desperate Men
    1. Barbary Shore by Norman Mailer
    2. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
    3. A King's Story by Edward Windsor
    4. Man and Boy by Wright Morris
    5. Once Around the Sun by Brooks Atkinson
    6. The Later Ego by James Agate
    7. Collector's Progress by W.S. Lewis
    8. This Happened in Pasadena by David Hulburd
    9. The History of the World in Three Hundred Pages by Rene Sedillot
    10. A Flier's World by Wolfgang Langewiesche
    11. Henry James by F.W. Dupee
    12. A Mouse Is Born by Anita Loos
    13. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by W.B. Yeats
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1951, pp. 111-115
  11. [+]
    New Books (7 Reviews)
    Not So Brave New Worlds
    1. The Age of Longing by Arthur Koestler
    2. The Disappearance by Philip Wylie
    3. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
    4. Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper
    5. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns
    6. Mr. Byculla by Eric Linklater
    7. The Eyes of Discovery by John Bakeless
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1951, pp. 103-107
  12. [+]
    New Books (16 Reviews)
    The New American Classics
    1. After the Lost Generation by John W. Aldridge
    2. Return to Paradise by James A. Michener
    3. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
    4. Peace Can Be Won by Paul G. Hoffman
    5. The Burned Bramble by Manes Sperber
    6. Russian Purge and the Extraction of Confession by Frederick Beck and William Godin
    7. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. I by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    8. The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Malcolm Cowley and F. Scott Fitzgerald
    9. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
    10. Festival by J.B. Priestley
    11. Farm Wanted by Helen Train Hilles
    12. The Weekend Gardener by Dorothy H. Jenkins
    13. A First Book of Tree Identification by Matilda Rogers
    14. How to Get It from the Government by Stacy V. Jones
    15. Tale of a Foolish Farmer by George Sessions Perry
    16. A Practical Guide for the Beginning Farmer by Herbert Austin Jacobs
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1951, pp. 110-114
  13. [+]
    New Books (12 Reviews)
    Forrestal, Kennan, and Assorted Celebrities
    1. The Forrestal Diaries by Walter Millis, E.S. Duffield, and James Forrestal, ...
    2. American Diplomacy, 1900-1950 by George F. Kennan
    3. Those Devils in Baggy Pants by Ross S. Carter
    4. The Celebrity by Laura Z. Hobson
    5. The Spellbound Village by Julia Truitt Yenni
    6. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
    7. The Rejected Lovers by William Steig
    8. The Conduct of Life by Lewis Mumford
    9. Life in America by Marshall B. Davidson
    10. The Presidency by Stefan Lorant
    11. Mr. Lincoln's Contemporaries by Roy Meredith and Mathew B. Brady
    12. How to Get from January to December by Will Cuppy and Fred Feldkamp
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1951, pp. 112-119
  14. [+]
    New Books (9 Reviews)
    New Works from Old Hands
    1. Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner
    2. Melville Goodwin, USA by John P. Marquand
    3. The Story of the New York Times, 1851-1951 by Meyer Berger
    4. Raymond of the Times by Francis Brown
    5. The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann
    6. A Treasury of the Theatre by John Gassner
    7. Mr. Beluncle by V.S. Pritchett
    8. Party-Going by Henry Green
    9. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1951, pp. 102-107
  15. [+]
    New Books (10 Reviews)
    Modern Man in Search of His Portrait
    1. Duveen by S.N. Behrman
    2. Matisse: His Art and His Public by Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
    3. John Sloan, 1871-1951 by Lloyd Goodrich
    4. Mr. President by William Hillman
    5. There Was a Man in Our Town by Granville Hicks
    6. Let It Come Down by Paul Bowles
    7. The Essential T.E. Lawrence by David Garnett and T.E. Lawrence
    8. Search for a Hero by Thomas Hal Phillips
    9. Leslie Stephen by Noel Annan
    10. The Portable Melville by Jay Leyda and Herman Melville
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1952, pp. 102-106
  16. [+]
    New Books (16 Reviews)
    The Pleasures and Perils of Discovery
    1. Pleasures of Music by Jacques Barzun
    2. Fifty Years of Popular Mechanics, 1902-1952 by Edward L. Throm
    3. A Little Treasury of British Poetry by Oscar Williams
    4. The Catherine Wheel by Jean Stafford
    5. Winds of Morning by H.L. Davis
    6. Spark of Life by Erich Maria Remarque
    7. Master Spy by Ian G. Colvin
    8. The Pattern of Responsibility by Dean Acheson and McGeorge Bundy
    9. The Peculiar War by E.J. Kahn, Jr.
    10. The Face of War by Charles Jones and Eugene S. Jones
    11. Bill Mauldin's Army by Bill Mauldin
    12. Behold Virginia! The Fifth Crown by George F. Willison
    13. The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield
    14. Beds by Reginald Reynolds
    15. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by Iona A. Opie and Peter Opie
    16. The Lost Childhood, and Other Essays by Graham Greene
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1952, pp. 105-108
  17. [+]
    New Books (14 Reviews)
    Confident and Unconfident Ages
    1. The Confident Years, 1885-1915 by Van Wyck Brooks
    2. Chosen Country by John Dos Passos
    3. Portrait of the Artist as an American by Selden Rodman
    4. Left Bank, Right Bank by Joseph A. Barry
    5. We Fished All Night by Willard Motley
    6. Two Cheers for Democracy by E.M. Forster
    7. The Analytical Concert Guide by Louis L. Biancolli
    8. The Rodgers and Hart Songbook by Richard Rodgers
    9. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. III by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    10. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. IV by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    11. Master Plan U.S.A. by John Fischer
    12. Cross-Channel Attack by Gordon Harrison
    13. Washington Command Post: The Operations Division by Ray S. Cline
    14. A Short Walk from the Station by Phyllis McGinley
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1952, pp. 96-99
  18. [+]
    New Books (8 Reviews)
    Lady, They All Represent America
    1. The Spirit of Liberty by Learned Hand and Irving Dilliard
    2. The Thurber Album by James Thurber
    3. All About Eileen by Ruth McKenney
    4. The Monongahela by Richard Pike Bissell
    5. Working With Roosevelt by Samuel I. Rosenman
    6. Matador by Barnaby Conrad
    7. An Assessment of Twentieth-Century Literature by Jacob Isaacs
    8. The World of George Jean Nathan by Charles S. Angoff and George Jean Nathan
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1952, pp. 96-99
  19. [+]
    New Books (10 Reviews)
    The Varieties of Adventure Tales
    1. El Campesino by Valentin R. Gonzalez and Julian Gorkin
    2. Witness by Whittaker Chambers
    3. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
    4. Winston Churchill by Robert Lewis Taylor
    5. Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester
    6. Three by Graham Greene
    7. The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World by Leon D. Seltzer
    8. Doting by Henry Green
    9. Wilkie Collins by Kenneth Robinson
    10. Immortal Bohemian by Dante del Fiorentino
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1952, pp. 98-103
  20. [+]
    New Books (12 Reviews)
    From General to Caviar
    1. Mr. President by William Hillman
    2. What Eisenhower Thinks by Allan Taylor and Dwight D. Eisenhower
    3. Eisenhower: The Man and the Symbol by John Gunther
    4. The Pillar by David Harry Walker
    5. Serenade to the Big Bird by Bert Stiles
    6. Jefferson Selleck by Carl Jonas
    7. The Works of Love by Wright Morris
    8. A Treasury of Western Folklore by B.A. Botkin
    9. Children of the Rainbow by Bryan MacMahon
    10. The Best of the Best American Short Stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley
    11. The Portable Roman Reader by Basil Davenport
    12. Grand Right and Left by Louis Kronenberger
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1952, pp. 101-107
  21. [+]
    New Books (13 Reviews)
    Architects, Decorators, Soothsayers
    1. Literary America by David E. Scherman and Rosemarie Redlich
    2. One Man's America by Alistair Cooke
    3. Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764 by Frederick A. Pottle and James Boswell
    4. The Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg by Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr. and Joe Alex Morris, ...
    5. How We Elect Our Presidents by Will Rogers and Donald Day
    6. The Future of American Politics by Samuel Lubell
    7. The Struggle for Europe by Chester Wilmot
    8. Main Fleet to Singapore by Russell Grenfell
    9. Glory Road by Bruce Catton
    10. Troopship by Kate Holliday
    11. Footnotes on Nature by John Kieran
    12. The Desert Year by Joseph Wood Krutch
    13. How to Travel Incognito by Ludwig Bemelmans
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1952, pp. 102-106
  22. [+]
    Portrait of Rivera (Review)
    Diego Rivera: His Life and Times, by Bertram D. Wolfe
    1. Diego Rivera: His Life and Times by Bertram D. Wolfe
    The New Republic, July 12, 1939, p. 287
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