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  1. Adventures and Escapes of Gustavus Vasa (1945)
    And How They Carried Him from His Rather Obscure Origin to the Throne of Sweden
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  2. The Agony of the Democrats
    The Nation, July 16, 1924, pp. 66-67
  3. America In Europe
    The Nation, January 19, 1927, p. 57
  4. The American Way
    Drawing
    The Survey, March 1, 1932, pp. 582-585
  5. Americanization
    The Nation, June 9, 1926, p. 627
  6. [+]
    Among Those Seen on the Avenue (Review)
    Mr. Punch's History of Modern England, by Charles L. Graves
    1. Mr. Punch's History of Modern England by Charles L. Graves
    The Nation, January 18, 1922, p. 74
  7. Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations (1922)
  8. The Angel of Peace In Modern Dress
    The Nation, December 21, 1927, p. 701
  9. [+]
    Anglo-Saxon History (Review)
    The American Adventure, by David Saville Muzzey
    1. The American Adventure by David Saville Muzzey
    The Nation, February 8, 1928, p. 161
  10. "Anyway, Our Characters Aren't Being Ruined by the Dole!"
    A Cartoon
    The Nation, September 16, 1931, p. 276
  11. Around the World with the Alphabet and Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1936)
    To Teach Little Children Their Letters and at the Same Time Give Their Papas ...
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  12. The Arts (1937)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  13. The Austrian Kid
    The Nation, May 30, 1928, p. 605
  14. Articles
    "Big Bill" Thompson
    The Outlook, February 8, 1928, pp. 203-205
  15. The Birth of a New Idea
    The Nation, September 29, 1926, p. 289
  16. Blow Your Own Horn!
    The Nation, July 6, 1927, p. 7
  17. Bread
    The American Mercury, January 1926, pp. 8-9
  18. Building a New Russia
    The Nation, November 9, 1927, p. 497
  19. [+]
    A Bulwark Against Barbarism (6 Reviews)
    Prehistoric Man, by Jacques J. DeMorgan
    1. Prehistoric Man by Jacques J. DeMorgan
    2. Dawn of European Civilization by V. Gordon Childe
    3. The Aegean Civilization by Gustave Glotz
    4. China and Europe by Adolf Reichwein
    5. The Threshold of the Pacific by Charles Elliot Fox
    6. A Thousand Years of the Tartars by Edward Harper Parker
    The Nation, April 14, 1926, pp. 421-422
  20. Cartoon
    The Nation, August 4, 1926, p. 100
  21. Cartoon
    The Nation, August 11, 1926, p. 119
  22. Cartoon
    The Nation, August 18, 1926, p. 144
  23. Cartoon
    The Nation, August 25, 1926, p. 165
  24. Cartoon
    The Nation, December 22, 1926, p. 657
  25. Cartoon
    The Nation, July 21, 1926, p. 52
  26. Cartoon
    The Nation, July 28, 1926, p. 73
  27. Cartoon
    The Nation, September 8, 1926, p. 210
  28. Cartoon
    The Nation, October 12, 1927, p. 357
  29. Cartoon: All Alone in a Cock-Eyed World!
    The Nation, June 15, 1932, p. 668
  30. A Cartoonist's Confession
    The Survey, June 1, 1924, pp. 284-285
  31. Reviews of Books
    Children Like to Read---What?
    The New Republic, November 23, 1932, p. 49
  32. The Children of Time
    Coronet Magazine, June 1950, p. 159
  33. Civilization 1928
    The Nation, January 4, 1928, p. 7
  34. [+]
    A Classic Scandal (Review)
    Beatrice Cenci, by Corrado Ricci
    1. Beatrice Cenci by Corrado Ricci
    The Forum, March 1926, pp. 475-476
  35. Concerning Cemetetaries
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1927, pp. 654-657
  36. Cosmic Gloom
    The Nation, March 23, 1927, p. 309
  37. [+]
    A Decent Traveler (Review)
    Sunlight in New Granada, by William McFee
    1. Sunlight in New Granada by William McFee
    The Nation, June 23, 1926, p. 700
  38. The Deserted Grave
    The Nation, May 9, 1928, pp. 531-532
  39. Diplomacy---Before and After
    The Nation, February 23, 1927, p. 201
  40. Do Workingmen Want Culture?
    The Forum, September 1926, pp. 339-342
  41. An Elephant Up a Tree (1933)
    This Is the True Story of Sir John, or Why the Elephants Decided to Remain El...
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  42. European Architecture
    The Nation, December 1, 1926, p. 552
  43. Exclusive
    The Nation, September 19, 1928, p. 261
  44. A Fairy Story
    The Nation, June 20, 1928, p. 686
  45. The Fall of the Dutch Republic (1913)
    6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  46. [+]
    Faure in Translation (Review)
    The Dance Over Fire and Water, by Elie Faure
    1. The Dance Over Fire and Water by Elie Faure
    The Saturday Review, April 10, 1926, p. 697
  47. Frontispiece
    The Survey, November 1, 1924, p. 112
  48. Frontispiece
    The Survey, October 1, 1924
  49. Frontispiece
    The Survey, January 1, 1925
  50. Frontispiece
    The Survey, June 1, 1925, p. 270
  51. Frontispiece
    The Survey, September 1, 1925, p. 546
  52. The Fugitives
    The Nation, December 29, 1926, p. 683
  53. Full Circle
    The Nation, July 25, 1928, p. 79
  54. Galeries Lafayette, We Are Here!
    The Nation, October 19, 1927, p. 415
  55. Geneva
    The Nation, August 3, 1927, p. 101
  56. Get Rid of That Tin Can!
    A Cartoon
    The Nation, October 14, 1931, p. 388
  57. Gifts
    The Nation, February 13, 1929, p. 181
  58. The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators (1916)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  59. The Gossip Shop
    The Bookman, April 1922, pp. 213-224
  60. The Gossip Shop
    The Bookman, April 1925, pp. 249-256
  61. Hearst
    The Nation, January 11, 1928, p. 35
  62. Hints for Reformers
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1934, pp. 743-745
  63. History with a Match (1917)
  64. How Not to Educate Children
    The Saturday Review, November 14, 1931, p. 284
  65. Ichabod Crane
    a cartoon
    The Survey, June 1, 1926, p. 292
  66. In Mexico
    The Nation, December 15, 1926, p. 630
  67. In Nicaragua
    The Nation, January 18, 1928, p. 61
  68. In the Presidential Year
    The Nation, October 26, 1927, p. 443
  69. An Indiscreet Itinerary (1933)
    Or, How the Unconventional Traveler Should See Holland, by One Who Was Actual...
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  70. Invasion (1940)
    Being the Personal Recollections of What Happened to Our Own Family and to So...
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  71. Jersey Justice
    The Nation, April 28, 1926, p. 469
  72. [+]
    Jewish History for Laymen (Review)
    Stranger Than Fiction, by Lewis Browne
    1. Stranger Than Fiction by Lewis Browne
    The Nation, May 6, 1925, p. 524
  73. The Last of the Troubadours (1939)
    The Songs of Carl Michael Bellman, 1740-95
    1 Review
  74. The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach (1941)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  75. Life and Times of Pieter Stuyvesant (1928)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  76. The Life and Times of Simon Bolivar (1943)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  77. The Logic of Tippoo Na Gai
    The New Republic, May 12, 1917, p. 44
  78. Loot
    The Nation, December 7, 1927, p. 621
  79. The Maccabees of 1924
    The Nation, July 9, 1924, p. 37
  80. Man, the Miracle Maker (1928)
    The Story of Inventions
    4 Reviews, 4 Readable
  81. [+]
    Man-Made Country (Review)
    The Dutch, by Adriaan J. Barnouw
    1. The Dutch by Adriaan J. Barnouw
    The Saturday Review, March 9, 1940, p. 18
  82. Microbes
    Drawing
    The Survey, January 1, 1930, p. 418
  83. Milestones of Fifty Years
    Drawings
    The Survey, June 15, 1923, pp. 342-343
  84. Modern Fame
    The Nation, February 6, 1929, p. 153
  85. Modern Traffic
    The Nation, September 15, 1926, p. 239
  86. The Movies
    The Nation, October 31, 1928, p. 443
  87. Moving Shop
    The Nation, May 11, 1927, p. 520
  88. Napoleon as Propagandist
    The Nation, April 5, 1919, p. 501
  89. The Neutrals and the Allied Cause
    The Century Magazine, August 1917, pp. 610-620
  90. A New Historical Division
    The Nation, May 25, 1918, p. 616
  91. News from Heaven
    The Nation, July 7, 1926, p. 6
  92. No. 45,637 Missing
    The Century Magazine, August 1915, pp. 529-541
  93. [+]
    An Old Friend (Review)
    Max and Moritz, by Wilhelm Busch
    1. Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch
    The Saturday Review, November 19, 1932, p. 255
  94. On the Riviera
    The Nation, January 5, 1927, p. 7
  95. The Optimist
    The Nation, November 23, 1927, p. 564
  96. Our Battle (1938)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  97. Our Nordic Myth-Makers
    The Nation, April 1, 1925, p. 349
  98. Ourselves and Our Inheritance
    The Nation, April 27, 1927, p. 469
  99. Padlocked!
    The Nation, June 22, 1927, p. 687
  100. Peaceful Annexation
    The Century Magazine, September 1919, pp. 618-620
  101. "Planmaessig" and "Ausgeschlossen"
    The March on Paris, the March on Warsaw, and the March on London
    The Century Magazine, June 1915, pp. 219-224
  102. The Point of View
    The Nation, January 30, 1929, p. 125
  103. Prague, November 17, 1939: Lebensraum
    Cartoon
    The Nation, December 2, 1939, pp. 611-612
  104. [+]
    Prisoner's Love (Review)
    The Fountain, by Charles Morgan
    1. The Fountain by Charles Morgan
    The Saturday Review, June 4, 1932, p. 767
  105. The Promised Land
    Promised to Whom?
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1925, pp. 680-683
  106. Propaganda!
    The Nation, July 14, 1926, p. 27
  107. Prophecy in the British Trenches
    The Nation, May 19, 1926, p. 547
  108. R.v.R. (1930)
    The Life and Times of Rembrandt Van Rijn
    6 Reviews, 4 Readable
  109. [+]
    Racial Unrealities (2 Reviews)
    Racial Realities in Europe, by Lothrop Stoddard
    1. Racial Realities in Europe by Lothrop Stoddard
    2. The Mediterranean Lands by Marion I. Newbigin
    The Nation, December 10, 1924, p. 642
  110. Report to Saint Peter (1947)
    Upon the Kind of World in Which Hendrik Willem Van Loon Spent the First Years...
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  111. The Return Visit: 1000-1927
    The Nation, June 1, 1927, p. 601
  112. Rhythms of the Ages
    The Nation, December 28, 1927, p. 727
  113. The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom (1915)
    1795-1813
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  114. The Romance of Discovery (1917)
    Being an Account of the Earliest Navigators and the Discovery of America
  115. The Romance of Rum Row
    II---Heroes All
    The Forum, January 1925, pp. 102-106
  116. The Seven Blunders of the World
    The Forum, September 1931, pp. 146-149
  117. The Ship of State
    The Nation, February 9, 1927, p. 137
  118. Ships, and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (1935)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  119. Short Cut to God
    The New Republic, December 31, 1930, pp. 185-186
  120. A Short History of Discovery (1917)
    From the Earliest Times of the Founding of Colonies on the American Continent
    2 Reviews
  121. The Soul of Flanders
    The Nation, December 21, 1918, p. 776
  122. At the South Pole
    The Nation, June 2, 1926, p. 599
  123. Speaking of a Revolution
    The Nation, January 13, 1932, p. 35
  124. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, August 19, 1931, p. 177
  125. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, August 26, 1931, p. 200
  126. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, December 2, 1931, pp. 591-592
  127. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, December 16, 1931, p. 659
  128. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, December 23, 1931, p. 687
  129. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, December 30, 1931, p. 715
  130. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, November 11, 1931, p. 507
  131. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, November 18, 1931, p. 535
  132. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, November 25, 1931, p. 563
  133. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, October 7, 1931, p. 353
  134. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, October 14, 1931, p. 381
  135. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, October 21, 1931, p. 423
  136. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, October 28, 1931, p. 451
  137. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, September 9, 1931, p. 247
  138. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, September 16, 1931, p. 273
  139. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, September 23, 1931, p. 299
  140. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, September 30, 1931, p. 325
  141. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, February 3, 1932, p. 133
  142. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, January 20, 1932, p. 63
  143. Speaking of Revolution
    The Nation, January 27, 1932, p. 92
  144. Speaking of the Revolution
    The Nation, September 2, 1931, p. 221
  145. Sport
    The Nation, May 25, 1927, p. 575
  146. The Story of America (1927)
    53 Chapters, 481pp - 5 Reviews, 4 Readable
  147. [+]
    The Story of Fish (Review)
    Fishing from the Earliest Times, by William Radcliffe
    1. Fishing from the Earliest Times by William Radcliffe
    The Nation, April 12, 1922, p. 438
  148. The Story of Mankind (1921)
    549pp - 6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  149. The Story of the Bible (1923)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  150. The Story of the Pacific (1940)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  151. The Story of Wilbur the Hat (1925)
    Being a True Account of the Strange Things Which Sometimes Happen in a Part o...
    5 Reviews, 3 Readable
  152. The Summer White-House Spokesman
    The Nation, September 1, 1926, p. 189
  153. The Tabloid
    The Nation, June 15, 1927, p. 661
  154. [+]
    Thirty Centuries of Exploration (Review)
    Unrolling the Map, by Leonard Outhwaite
    1. Unrolling the Map by Leonard Outhwaite
    The Saturday Review, March 2, 1935, p. 514
  155. Thomas Jefferson (1943)
    The Serene Citizen from Monticello
    4 Reviews, 4 Readable
  156. Time Is Man-Made
    Coronet Magazine, January 1937, pp. 81-92
  157. Tolerance (1925)
    8 Reviews, 5 Readable
  158. Top-Heavy
    The Nation, April 13, 1927, p. 389
  159. Torture Up To Date
    The Nation, August 31, 1927, p. 195
  160. Tourist Season, 1926
    The Nation, November 24, 1926, p. 524
  161. The Triumph of Applesauce
    Scribners, October 1926, pp. 353-355
  162. Turn-About Is Fair Play
    The Nation, February 27, 1929, p. 249
  163. The Twelve Greatest Dates
    The Forum, September 1930, p. 142
  164. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, April 14, 1926, p. 387
  165. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, April 21, 1926, p. 441
  166. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, February 3, 1926, p. 107
  167. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, February 10, 1926, p. 133
  168. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, February 17, 1926, p. 173
  169. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, February 24, 1926, p. 197
  170. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, January 13, 1926, p. 27
  171. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, January 20, 1926, p. 53
  172. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, January 27, 1926, p. 78
  173. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, June 23, 1926, p. 687
  174. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, June 30, 1926, p. 715
  175. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, March 3, 1926, p. 223
  176. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, March 10, 1926, p. 249
  177. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, March 17, 1926, p. 276
  178. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, March 24, 1926, p. 309
  179. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, March 31, 1926, p. 335
  180. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, May 5, 1926, p. 495
  181. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, May 12, 1926, p. 520
  182. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, May 26, 1926, p. 573
  183. The Universe, Inc.
    The Nation, November 17, 1926, p. 501
  184. Uplift Journals Please Copy!
    Commonweal, December 31, 1924, pp. 202-203
  185. Us Poor Liberals
    The Nation, July 2, 1924, p. 7
  186. Van Loon's Geography (1932)
    The Story of the World
    50 Chapters, 580pp - 5 Reviews, 2 Readable
  187. Van Loon's Lives (1942)
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  188. The Wages of Peace
    The American Mercury, July 1924, pp. 340-344
  189. The Way of Germany and the Way of Mexico
    The New Republic, July 22, 1916, p. 304
  190. [+]
    The Wells of History Un-Belloc(k)ed (3 Reviews)
    A Companion to Mr. Wells's "Outline of History", by Hilaire Belloc
    1. A Companion to Mr. Wells's "Outline of History" by Hilaire Belloc
    2. Mr. Belloc Objects to "The Outline of History" by H.G. Wells
    3. Mr. Belloc Still Objects to Mr. Wells's "Outline of History" by Hilaire Belloc
    The Forum, November 1927, p. 796
  191. What Governor Roosevelt Reads
    The Saturday Review, October 15, 1932, pp. 169-170
  192. What the European Public Wants
    The Nation, November 30, 1927, p. 593
  193. Which Is It?
    The Nation, June 16, 1926, p. 659
  194. Which Landscape is the Lonelier?
    The Nation, January 25, 1928, p. 88
  195. The White House Spokesman
    The Nation, April 7, 1926, p. 361
  196. Why the Universe Is Askew
    The Nation, February 8, 1928, p. 141
  197. Widening Horizon
    The Nation, February 1, 1928, p. 115
  198. Opinions About Books
    [+]
    "Will Be Altered To Suit Tenants" (Review)
    Main Currents in American Thought, by Vernon Louis Parrington
    1. Main Currents in American Thought by Vernon Louis Parrington
    The Forum, September 1927, pp. 471-472
  199. A World Divided Is a World Lost
    The Freeman, June 1958, pp. 32-36
  200. The World After the War
    The Century Magazine, February 1916, pp. 514-521
  201. The World Does Change
    The Nation, July 27, 1927, p. 80
  202. 1927
    The Nation, December 14, 1927, p. 673
  203. No Items Found