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  1. The Library
    [+]
    All in the Name of Anthropology (2 Reviews)
    Twilight of Man, by Earnest A. Hooton
    1. Twilight of Man by Earnest A. Hooton
    2. The Southern Poor-White: From Lubberland to Tobacco Road by Shields McIlwaine
    The American Mercury, November 1939, pp. 366-370
  2. [+]
    All's Fair in Chicago (3 Reviews)
    Chicago's Great Century, 1833-1933, by Henry Justin Smith
    1. Chicago's Great Century, 1833-1933 by Henry Justin Smith
    2. Checagou: From Indian Wigwam to Modern City, 1673-1835 by Milo M. Quaife
    3. As Others See Chicago by Bessie Louise Pierce
    The Saturday Review, July 8, 1933, p. 685
  3. [+]
    An Amerian Epithetician (Review)
    Erik Dorn, by Ben Hecht
    1. Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
    The Bookman, October 1921, pp. 164-165
  4. The American Reader (1938)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  5. [+]
    The American Scene (Review)
    Conquistador, by Philip Guedalla
    1. Conquistador by Philip Guedalla
    The Bookman, March 1928, pp. 85-87
  6. Spring Literary Section
    [+]
    Anatole France's Task-Mistress (Review)
    The Last Salon, by Jeanne Maurice Pouquet
    1. The Last Salon by Jeanne Maurice Pouquet
    The New Republic, March 16, 1927, pp. 105-107
  7. [+]
    Bad Girls and Babbitts (3 Reviews)
    Bad Girl, by Vina Delmar
    1. Bad Girl by Vina Delmar
    2. The Man Who Knew Coolidge by Sinclair Lewis
    3. France Is Full of Frenchmen by Lewis Galantiere
    The Bookman, May 1928, pp. 304-307
  8. Before I Forget (1937)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  9. Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen (1941)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  10. The Biblical Style
    The New Republic, May 17, 1922, pp. 338-339
  11. [+]
    The Book of the Month (Review)
    The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
    1. The Life of Reason by George Santayana
    The Bookman, May 1923, pp. 329-331
  12. [+]
    The Book of the Month (Review)
    Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature, by George Brandes
    1. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by George Brandes
    The Bookman, May 1924, pp. 341-342
  13. The Book of the Month
    The Bookman, November 1924, pp. 337-338
  14. A Bookman's Daybook (1929)
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  15. Books I Have Never Read
    A Symposium
    The Nation, November 8, 1933, pp. 536-537
  16. [+]
    Boomers and Sooners (Review)
    Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State (#40),
    1. Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State (#40)
    The Saturday Review, February 14, 1942, pp. 16-17
  17. The Library
    [+]
    Brahmins, Vampires and Shantyboaters (4 Reviews)
    Who's Who in America, 1940, by A.N. Marquis
    1. Who's Who in America, 1940 by A.N. Marquis
    2. New England: Indian Summer, 1865-1915 by Van Wyck Brooks
    3. Big River to Cross by Ben Lucien Burman
    4. Witchcraft by William Seabrook
    The American Mercury, October 1940, pp. 239-244
  18. [+]
    Cabell in Epitome (Review)
    James Branch Cabell, by Carl Van Doren
    1. James Branch Cabell by Carl Van Doren
    The Nation, April 29, 1925, p. 494
  19. [+]
    Caesar for the Cinema (Review)
    Julius Caesar and the Grandeur that Was Rome, by Victor Thaddeus
    1. Julius Caesar and the Grandeur that Was Rome by Victor Thaddeus
    The Bookman, January 1928, pp. 563-565
  20. The Library
    [+]
    Caldwell Lynches Two Negroes (4 Reviews)
    Trouble in July, by Erskine Caldwell
    1. Trouble in July by Erskine Caldwell
    2. Look at the Law by Percival E. Jackson
    3. The Course of American Democratic Thought by Ralph Henry Gabriel
    4. Gang Rule in New York by Craig Thompson and Allen Raymond
    The American Mercury, April 1940, pp. 493-498
  21. [+]
    The Code of Honor (Review)
    Daybreak, by Arthur Schnitzler
    1. Daybreak by Arthur Schnitzler
    The Bookman, January 1928, p. 562
  22. [+]
    Comforting, like a Lullaby (Review)
    An Altar in the Fields, by Ludwig Lewisohn
    1. An Altar in the Fields by Ludwig Lewisohn
    The Nation, April 18, 1934, p. 450
  23. The Cow In The Apartment
    The Freeman, September 1955, pp. 48-49
  24. [+]
    "Criticobiografiction" (Review)
    Monks Are Monks, by George Jean Nathan
    1. Monks Are Monks by George Jean Nathan
    The New Republic, October 9, 1929, pp. 211-212
  25. Dictionaries
    The American Spectator (Dreiser), May 1934, p. 4
  26. [+]
    Early Publishing in America (Review)
    The American Reader, by Burton Rascoe
    1. The American Reader by Burton Rascoe
    The Saturday Review, October 8, 1938, p. 13
  27. [+]
    Fairly Utter Approval (Review)
    Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing, by Samuel Hoffenstein
    1. Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing by Samuel Hoffenstein
    The Bookman, May 1928, pp. 302-303
  28. The Library
    [+]
    Faulkner's New York Critics (Review)
    The Hamlet, by William Faulkner
    1. The Hamlet by William Faulkner
    The American Mercury, June 1940, pp. 243-246
  29. [+]
    Flint and Fire (Review)
    A Poet's Life, by Harriet Monroe
    1. A Poet's Life by Harriet Monroe
    The Saturday Review, March 19, 1938, p. 11
  30. [+]
    Four New Works of Fiction (4 Reviews)
    The Grandmothers, by Glenway Wescott
    1. The Grandmothers by Glenway Wescott
    2. Blue Voyage by Conrad Aiken
    3. Meanwhile: The Picture of a Lady by H.G. Wells
    4. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
    The Bookman, September 1927, pp. 87-90
  31. [+]
    Franciana and Other Items (3 Reviews)
    Anatole France Abroad, by Jean Jacques Brousson
    1. Anatole France Abroad by Jean Jacques Brousson
    2. Prefaces, Introductions and Other Uncollected Papers by Anatole France
    3. The Great American Band-Wagon by Charles Merz
    The Bookman, April 1928, pp. 185-188
  32. General Articles
    The Grim Anniversary
    The New Republic, October 29, 1930, pp. 285-288
  33. The Library
    [+]
    A Handful of Novels (5 Reviews)
    The House of Lee, by Gertrude Atherton
    1. The House of Lee by Gertrude Atherton
    2. The Underground Stream by Albert Maltz
    3. The Death of Lord Haw Haw by Brett Rutledge
    4. Inquest by Percival Wilde
    5. Too Big by Morris L. Ernst
    The American Mercury, September 1940, pp. 112-116
  34. The Library
    [+]
    Havelock Ellis and the Sex Conscious Era (Review)
    My Life, by Havelock Ellis
    1. My Life by Havelock Ellis
    The American Mercury, January 1940, pp. 109-113
  35. [+]
    "Here are Ladies" (3 Reviews)
    Claire Ambler, by Booth Tarkington
    1. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington
    2. The Ugly Duchess by Lion Feuchtwanger
    3. Juggler's Kiss by Manuel Komroff
    The Bookman, March 1928, pp. 83-84
  36. Books
    [+]
    I. Pyramus --- (Review)
    Some Makers of American Literature, by William Lyon Phelps
    1. Some Makers of American Literature by William Lyon Phelps
    The Nation, October 24, 1923, p. 464
  37. A Job for the Feminists
    The Bookman, November 1923, pp. 301-304
  38. The Library
    [+]
    Mencken, Nathan and Cabell (3 Reviews)
    Hamlet Had an Uncle, by James Branch Cabell
    1. Hamlet Had an Uncle by James Branch Cabell
    2. Encyclopedia of the Theatre by George Jean Nathan
    3. Happy Days, 1880-1892 by H.L. Mencken
    The American Mercury, March 1940, pp. 362-367
  39. Morrow's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1928 (1927)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  40. Morrow's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1929 (1928)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  41. The Motion Pictures: An Industry, Not an Art
    The Bookman, November 1921, pp. 193-199
  42. [+]
    "Mr. and Mrs." (Review)
    What Every Young Girl Should Know
    1. Adam and Eve by John Erskine
    The Bookman, December 1927, pp. 449-450
  43. [+]
    "Mr. and Mrs." (5 Reviews)
    Peanuts, Popcorn, Chewing Gum and Candy
    1. New York Nights by Stephen Graham
    2. Essays, New and Old by Aldous Huxley
    3. Are They the Same at Home? by Beverley Nichols
    4. Morrow's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1928 by Burton Rascoe
    5. Show Window by Elmer H. Davis
    The Bookman, December 1927, pp. 451-454
  44. Mr. Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities"
    The Bookman, January 1924, pp. 541-543
  45. The Library
    [+]
    Neglected Books (8 Reviews)
    Hamlet Had an Uncle, by James Branch Cabell
    1. Hamlet Had an Uncle by James Branch Cabell
    2. Sun and Storm by Unto Seppanen
    3. River of Earth by James Still
    4. The Last Hunt by Maurice Genevoix
    5. We Pointed Them North by E.C. Abbott and Helena Huntington Smith
    6. O Canaan! by Waters E. Turpin
    7. The Dust Within the Rock by Frank Waters
    8. Jubal Troop by Paul I. Wellman
    The American Mercury, August 1940, pp. 495-498
  46. The Library
    [+]
    Negro Novel and White Reviewers (2 Reviews)
    Native Son, by Richard A. Wright
    1. Native Son by Richard A. Wright
    2. The Strange Lives of One Man by Ely Culbertson
    The American Mercury, May 1940, pp. 113-116
  47. [+]
    Odds: Three to One (4 Reviews)
    Gold Shod, by Newton Fuessle
    1. Gold Shod by Newton Fuessle
    2. Roads Going South by Robert L. Duffus
    3. The Lark by Dana Burnet
    4. The Gang by Joseph Anthony
    The Bookman, January 1922, pp. 479-480
  48. [+]
    Present Thee at Felicity Awhile (Review)
    The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder
    1. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
    The Bookman, January 1928, p. 559
  49. Prometheans: Ancient and Modern (1933)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  50. [+]
    A Quaintsy-Waintsy Chicago (Review)
    Old Loopy, by Christopher Morley
    1. Old Loopy by Christopher Morley
    The Saturday Review, October 5, 1935, pp. 22-25
  51. The Library
    Regional Literature
    The American Mercury, July 1940, pp. 369-370
  52. [+]
    News Items (Review)
    Turbulent Era, by Joseph C. Grew, Walter Johnson, and Nancy Harvison Hooker, ...
    1. Turbulent Era by Joseph C. Grew, Walter Johnson, and Nancy Harvison Hooker, ...
    Human Events, December 10, 1952, p. 8
  53. [+]
    News Items (Review)
    Forces Affecting American Education, 1953,
    1. Forces Affecting American Education, 1953
    Human Events, February 25, 1953, p. 8
  54. The Rise of Rassling
    The American Spectator (Dreiser), January 1933, p. 4
  55. [+]
    The Seamy Side (3 Reviews)
    Home to Harlem, by Claude McKay
    1. Home to Harlem by Claude McKay
    2. Perversity by Francis Carco
    3. Etched in Moonlight by James Stephens
    The Bookman, April 1928, pp. 183-184
  56. [+]
    Self-Confidential (Review)
    Everybody's Autobiography, by Gertrude Stein
    1. Everybody's Autobiography by Gertrude Stein
    The Saturday Review, December 4, 1937, p. 11
  57. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (4 Reviews)
    Four English Novels
    1. Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett
    2. A Little More by W.B. Maxwell
    3. Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
    4. The Secret Victory by Stephen McKenna
    The Bookman, April 1922, pp. 197-198
  58. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (4 Reviews)
    Novels from the Younger Men
    1. The Fair Rewards by Thomas Beer
    2. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. The Lonely Warrior by Claude C. Washburn
    4. Rahab by Waldo Frank
    The Bookman, May 1922, pp. 304-305
  59. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (3 Reviews)
    Three American Critics
    1. The Tocsin of Revolt, and Other Essays by Brander Matthews
    2. The Critical Game by John Albert Macy
    3. Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
    The Bookman, October 1922, pp. 222-223
  60. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (Review)
    Clive Bell's Aesthetics
    1. Since Cezanne by Clive Bell
    The Bookman, September 1922, pp. 93-94
  61. [+]
    A Shelf of Recent Books (3 Reviews)
    Three Studies of Literature
    1. American and British Literature Since 1890 by Carl Van Doren and Mark Van Doren
    2. First Impressions by Llewellyn Jones
    3. The Modern English Novel by Abel Chevalley
    The Bookman, October 1925, pp. 209-210
  62. The Smart Set Anthology of World Famous Authors (1934)
    6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  63. [+]
    Some Several Literary Offerings (Review)
    Cabell's Eve
    1. Something About Eve by James Branch Cabell
    The Bookman, October 1927, pp. 211-213
  64. [+]
    Some Several Literary Offerings (3 Reviews)
    Miss Cather and Others
    1. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
    2. The American Caravan by Alfred Kreymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld, ...
    3. The Romance of Villon by Francis Carco
    The Bookman, October 1927, pp. 214-215
  65. The Southern Accent
    The American Mercury, May 1927, pp. 73-74
  66. [+]
    The State Is Morgan (Review)
    The House of Morgan, by Lewis Corey
    1. The House of Morgan by Lewis Corey
    The New Republic, February 11, 1931, p. 357
  67. Theodore Dreiser (1925)
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  68. These United States---XXXIII
    Oklahoma: Low Jacks and the Crooked Game
    The Nation, July 11, 1923, pp. 34-36
  69. [+]
    Those Who Can, Criticize (3 Reviews)
    Leaves and Fruit, by Edmund Gosse
    1. Leaves and Fruit by Edmund Gosse
    2. Open House by J.B. Priestley
    3. Prejudices, Sixth Series by H.L. Mencken
    The Bookman, February 1928, pp. 670-676
  70. Titans of Literature (1932)
    From Homer to the Present
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  71. The Library
    [+]
    The Tough-Muscle Boys of Literature (Review)
    The Irresponsibles, by Archibald MacLeish
    1. The Irresponsibles by Archibald MacLeish
    The American Mercury, November 1940, pp. 369-373
  72. [+]
    Two Worlds in Conflict (Review)
    The Man Who Killed the Deer, by Frank Waters
    1. The Man Who Killed the Deer by Frank Waters
    The Saturday Review, June 13, 1942, pp. 9-10
  73. Uncle Sam Has a Book
    The Saturday Review, May 18, 1940, pp. 3-4
  74. We Were Interrupted (1947)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  75. [+]
    What of Our Essayists? (7 Reviews)
    The Margin of Hesitation, by Frank Moore Colby
    1. The Margin of Hesitation by Frank Moore Colby
    2. And Even Now by Max Beerbohm
    3. The Crow's Nest by Clarence Day, Jr.
    4. Of All Things! by Robert C. Benchley
    5. Sinbad and His Friends by Simeon Strunsky
    6. Variations by James Huneker
    7. Plum Pudding by Christopher Morley
    The Bookman, March 1922, pp. 74-75
  76. What They Read during the Last WAr
    The Saturday Review, September 23, 1939, pp. 3-4
  77. General Articles
    What They Told Barron
    The New Republic, January 7, 1931, p. 210
  78. What's Wrong with Publishers?
    The Saturday Review, November 2, 1940, pp. 3-4
  79. [+]
    William Ellery Leonard and Some Others (Review)
    A Heart Laid Bare
    1. The Locomotive-God by William Ellery Leonard
    The Bookman, November 1927, pp. 308-309
  80. [+]
    William Ellery Leonard and Some Others (Review)
    The Life and Times of Al Smith
    1. Alfred E. Smith: A Critical Study by Henry F. Pringle
    The Bookman, November 1927, p. 310
  81. [+]
    William Ellery Leonard and Some Others (5 Reviews)
    Various Recommendations
    1. Genius and Character by Emil Ludwig
    2. Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann
    3. Profane Earth by Holger Cahill
    4. Land of the Pilgrims' Pride by George Jean Nathan
    5. But--Is It Art? by Percy Hammond
    The Bookman, November 1927, pp. 311-313
  82. The Library
    [+]
    Wolfe, Farrell and Hemingway (3 Reviews)
    For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
    2. You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
    3. Father and Son by James T. Farrell
    The American Mercury, December 1940, pp. 493-498
  83. No Items Found