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    Issues of the 1920s = 6 Years, 72 Issues, 2,358 Articles
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                                      Issues of 1940 = 12 Issues, 320 Articles
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                                                    Issues of 1947 = 12 Issues, 376 Articles
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                                                        Issues of 1949 = 12 Issues, 346 Articles
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                                                        Issues of the 1950s = 10 Years, 117 Issues, 3,611 Articles
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                                                          Issues of 1950 = 12 Issues, 324 Articles
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                                                            Issues of 1951 = 12 Issues, 208 Articles
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                                                              January 1951 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                              1. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 3-6
                                                              2. My Christmas With Bugsy Siegel by William Bradford Huie, pp. 7-22
                                                              3. Pleasant Memories of Bernard Shaw by Princess Alexandra Kropotkin, pp. 23-29
                                                              4. Heartburn, A Story by Hortense Calisher, pp. 30-39
                                                              5. Mail Order Salvation by Cedric Belfrage, pp. 40-45
                                                              6. The Hanging of Will Purvis by Murray Teigh Bloom, pp. 46-57
                                                              7. Stalin's Bible by Waclaw Solski, pp. 58-64
                                                              8. The State of Sin in Chicago by The Reverend Alson J. Smith, pp. 65-71
                                                              9. Arrival and Departure of Hoot, A Story by Richard Bissell, pp. 72-77
                                                              10. Foreign Intelligence by Peter Kavanagh, pp. 78-82
                                                              11. Crime Goes Bourgeois by Stanley Kapner, pp. 83-87
                                                              12. [+]
                                                                Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 88-92 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg
                                                              13. [+]
                                                                Movies by William Poster, pp. 93-96 - 1 Review
                                                                1. All About Eve (1950 Film) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
                                                              14. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 97-101
                                                              15. TV and Radio by John Tebbel, pp. 102-105
                                                              16. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 106-110
                                                              17. [+]
                                                                The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie, pp. 111-126 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie
                                                              18. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 127-130
                                                            2. [+]
                                                              February 1951 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                              1. Untold Facts in the Korean Disaster by William Bradford Huie, pp. 131-140
                                                              2. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 141-145
                                                              3. The Mystery Bus Ride by Robert Lowry, pp. 146-153
                                                              4. The Voice of Margaret Truman by Doktor Putzi Szczerbowski, LL.D.M., pp. 154-155
                                                              5. Fingle Bears Like Very Soft Things, A Story by Terence O'Brien, pp. 156-163
                                                              6. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 164-167
                                                              7. An Indian Examines Nehru by Dr. Taraknath Das, pp. 168-179
                                                              8. My Battle With the Shuberts by Leonard Lyons, pp. 180-184
                                                              9. In Our Readers' Opinion, pp. 185-188
                                                              10. Confessions of a War Lackey by Lt. Comdr. James Monroe Madison, USNR, pp. 189-195
                                                              11. Foreign Intelligence by Robert de Koch, pp. 196-201
                                                              12. The Young Thieves by Chandler Brossard, pp. 202-210
                                                              13. The Nature of Jewish Laughter by Irving Howe, pp. 211-219
                                                              14. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 220-229
                                                              15. [+]
                                                                Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 230-234 - 2 Reviews
                                                                1. The Watchful Gods, and Other Stories by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
                                                                2. Cast a Cold Eye by Mary McCarthy
                                                              16. TV and Radio by John Tebbel, pp. 235-238
                                                              17. Why No Korean War Songs? by John Tasker Howard, pp. 239-243
                                                              18. Cosmopolitan Vancouver by Stewart Holbrook, pp. 244-249
                                                              19. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 250-258
                                                            3. [+]
                                                              March 1951 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                              1. Our Boobs Abroad by J. Alvin Kugelmass, pp. 259-266
                                                              2. The Tragedy of George Marshall by Walter Trohan, pp. 267-275
                                                              3. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 276-280
                                                              4. Little Nooley's Blues, A Story by Freeman Phillips, pp. 281-293
                                                              5. Letter from the Crazy House, pp. 294-296
                                                              6. Homeless on the Range by A. Phillip Seville, pp. 297-303
                                                              7. Manchurian Diary by Sonoshin Inouye, pp. 304-318
                                                              8. Baptismal, A Story by Frank O'Connor, pp. 319-327
                                                              9. Foreign Intelligence by Ernest Leiser, pp. 328-335
                                                              10. The Matter of the Pots by Lt. Comdr. James Monroe Madison, USNR, pp. 336-344
                                                              11. Nobody Cares in Katmandu by Cedric Belfrage, pp. 345-349
                                                              12. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 350-353
                                                              13. [+]
                                                                Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 354-358 - 1 Review
                                                                1. On the Marble Cliffs by Ernst Junger
                                                              14. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 359-362
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                                                                The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie, pp. 363-379 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie
                                                              16. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 380-386
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                                                              April 1951 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                              1. The Girl of My Saks Fifth Avenue Dreams by Robert Lowry, pp. 387-392
                                                              2. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 393-397
                                                              3. Spring Pastoral, A Story by James Cook, pp. 398-406
                                                              4. God Bless You! Or, Kleenex Rides the Snuff by Bess Gordon, pp. 407-412
                                                              5. Who Gave Russia the A-Bomb? by William Bradford Huie, pp. 413-421
                                                              6. Notes from a Private Eye by James Barker, pp. 422-431
                                                              7. War Bonds: More Delusions of Security by Christopher Bliss, pp. 432-436
                                                              8. Foreign Intelligence by Ernesto Sabato, pp. 437-441
                                                              9. The Way It Was in Italy by Chandler Brossard, pp. 442-444
                                                              10. Three Pleasures of a Young Chinese, A Story by Seymour Krim, pp. 445-452
                                                              11. The Making of a Leatherneck by James Finan, pp. 453-460
                                                              12. [+]
                                                                Books: Sclerosis of the Arteries by Chandler Brossard, pp. 461-466 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Age of Longing by Arthur Koestler
                                                              13. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 467-471
                                                              14. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 472-476
                                                              15. Under the Bo Tree by Max Eastman, pp. 477-483
                                                              16. In Our Readers' Opinion, pp. 484-486
                                                              17. Masterpieces of Fraud by Andre Emmerich, pp. 487-491
                                                              18. The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie, pp. 492-507
                                                              19. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 508-514
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                                                              May 1951 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                              1. Underworld Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 515-524
                                                              2. A Weapon of Honor by Peter Kavanagh, pp. 525-531
                                                              3. The Catch, A Story by Lowry C. Wimberly, pp. 532-543
                                                              4. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 544-551
                                                              5. Life in L.A. by Freeman Phillips, pp. 552-555
                                                              6. The Isle of Detention by W.L. White, pp. 556-563
                                                              7. Foreign Intelligence by Jose Antonio Novais Tome, pp. 564-570
                                                              8. A Letter from London by Angus Wilson, pp. 571-577
                                                              9. Blood Wedding in Chicago by Robert Lowry, pp. 578-592
                                                              10. Who Gave Russia the A-Bomb? Part II by Julien Steinberg, pp. 593-602
                                                              11. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 603-606
                                                              12. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 607-610
                                                              13. Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 611-626
                                                              14. [+]
                                                                The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie, pp. 627-637 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Revolt of Mamie Stover by William Bradford Huie
                                                              15. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 638-642
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                                                              June 1951 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                              1. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 643-649
                                                              2. Foreign Intelligence by Paul Bowles, pp. 650-657
                                                              3. Isou Is Everything by Joseph Barry, pp. 658-661
                                                              4. Underworld Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 662-669
                                                              5. Vacation for Three, A Story by Chandler Brossard, pp. 670-674
                                                              6. The Art of Being a Nobody by Eric Manners, pp. 675-678
                                                              7. Should We Defer to the High IQ's? by Bergen Evans, pp. 679-682
                                                              8. A Letter from Iowa by Ray B. West, Jr., pp. 683-690
                                                              9. Passing Star, A Story by Robert Lowry, pp. 691-699
                                                              10. Cucking with Gas or, Sportsmen, Arise! by Dr. Putzi Szczerbowski, LL.D.M., pp. 700-705
                                                              11. Soviet Espionage, Part III by Julien Steinberg, pp. 706-717
                                                              12. [+]
                                                                A Period of Barbarism by Alexandra Orme, pp. 718-732 - 1 Review
                                                                1. By the Waters of the Danube by Alexandra Orme
                                                              13. [+]
                                                                Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 733-737 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Journals of Andre Gide, Vol. IV: 1939-1949 by Justin O'Brien and Andre Gide
                                                              14. Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 738-743
                                                              15. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 744-747
                                                              16. Draughts of Old Bourbon by William Bradford Huie, pp. 748-770
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                                                              July 1951 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                              1. Twlight for the Duke of Windsor by Michael Sheridan, pp. 3-10
                                                              2. The Return of the Hood by Dr. Peter Kavanagh, pp. 11-13
                                                              3. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 14-19
                                                              4. A Letter from the Sante Fe by Ramon Sender, pp. 20-26
                                                              5. Mario the Smuggler by Robert Graff, pp. 27-41
                                                              6. Jose Schenck, Reverse the Charges, A Story by Bernard Wolfe, pp. 42-52
                                                              7. Foreign Intelligence by G.E.R. Gedye, pp. 53-58
                                                              8. The Creeping Horror by Frederico Hernandez, pp. 59-63
                                                              9. Senator Tobey Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 64-71
                                                              10. The Book Reviewers Sell Out China by Ralph de Toledano, pp. 72-78
                                                              11. How to Bet on Sports---and Win by Doyle K. Getter, pp. 79-88
                                                              12. [+]
                                                                The New Civilization by Alexandra Orme, pp. 89-103 - 1 Review
                                                                1. By the Waters of the Danube by Alexandra Orme
                                                              13. Be Happy! Go Cemetery! by Cedric Belfrage, pp. 104-109
                                                              14. Farewell to Good Music by Florence Norton, pp. 110-116
                                                              15. [+]
                                                                Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 117-121 - 1 Review
                                                                1. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
                                                              16. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 122-125
                                                              17. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 126-130
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                                                              August 1951 Issue = 17 Articles
                                                              1. Homosexuality in American Culture by Alfred Towne, pp. 3-9
                                                              2. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 10-13
                                                              3. Gravediggers of America by Ralph de Toledano, pp. 14-20
                                                              4. Withered on the Vine, A Story by Armand Kashmanian, pp. 21-28
                                                              5. Frank Sinatra Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 29-36
                                                              6. The Gentle Grafters by Jean Malaquais, pp. 37-42
                                                              7. The Character of the Lover, A Story by Wright Morris, pp. 43-49
                                                              8. Foreign Intelligence by Edouard Roditi, pp. 50-57
                                                              9. The Spaghetti Is Lousy by Giorgio Monicelli, pp. 58-63
                                                              10. The Right Honorable Mr. Dean by Ted Shane, pp. 64-73
                                                              11. Boiled Engrams, An Elegy to Dianetics by Willard Beecher and Calder Willingham, pp. 74-81
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                                                                Movies by William Poster, pp. 82-91 - 2 Reviews
                                                                1. Father's Little Dividend (1951 Film) by Vincente Minnelli
                                                                2. Go for Broke! (1951 Film) by Robert Pirosh
                                                              13. Reefers and Glowworms by Chandler Brossard, pp. 92-95
                                                              14. The Journey to Poland by Alexandra Orme, pp. 96-110
                                                              15. Books by Chandler Brossard, pp. 111-115
                                                              16. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 116-120
                                                              17. Draughts of Old Bourbon by William Bradford Huie, pp. 121-130
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                                                              September 1951 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                              1. Eisenhower Will Run by Harold Lavine, pp. 3-6
                                                              2. Cousin Dud's Hadacol by Maynard Stitt, pp. 7-15
                                                              3. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 16-21
                                                              4. The New Taste in Humor by Alfred Towne, pp. 22-27
                                                              5. Maryland Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 28-34
                                                              6. In the Press' Opinion, pp. 35-38
                                                              7. The Quaker Way to Disaster by Julien Steinberg, pp. 39-44
                                                              8. Our Writers in This Issue, p. 45
                                                              9. New York's Worst Mayor by Calvin Courtney, pp. 46-54
                                                              10. Sex in Puerto Rico by Peter Minot, pp. 55-60
                                                              11. Seers for the Sleepless by Manny Farber, pp. 61-68
                                                              12. "We're Human Beings, Too" by Alexandra Orme, pp. 69-75
                                                              13. Mr. Acheson's Department, pp. 76-78
                                                              14. A Day and a Night with Dagmar by Julien Steinberg, pp. 79-92
                                                              15. The Greeks Had a Man for It by Max Eastman, pp. 93-99
                                                              16. The Case of Owen Lattimore by Freda Utley, pp. 100-118
                                                              17. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 119-122
                                                              18. Draughts of Old Bourbon by James Monroe Madison, pp. 123-130
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                                                              October 1951 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                              1. How to be a Republican---and Enjoy It! by William Bradford Huie, pp. 3-13
                                                              2. American Labor's Anti-Cominform by David J. Dallin, pp. 14-23
                                                              3. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 24-29
                                                              4. When My Town Holy-Rolled by Harry Botsford, pp. 30-36
                                                              5. The Devil and Television. A Story by Jesse Stuart, pp. 37-46
                                                              6. In Our Readers' Opinion, pp. 47-50
                                                              7. The Case Against Thomas Mann by Eugene Tillinger, pp. 51-61
                                                              8. The Day Mencken Broke the Law by Herbert Asbury, pp. 62-69
                                                              9. William Jennings Bryan by Henry L. Mencken, pp. 70-74
                                                              10. The Rape Victim by Dr. Ignaz Rothenberg and Mildred K. Steffens, pp. 75-79
                                                              11. The New Orthodoxy by Robert Cantwell, pp. 80-87
                                                              12. The Return of Prince Rupert by Otis Durant Duncan, pp. 88-92
                                                              13. This is Liberation. A Satire by W.R. Chu, pp. 93-116
                                                              14. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 117-120
                                                              15. Draughts of Old Bourbon by James Monroe Madison, pp. 121-130
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                                                              November 1951 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                              1. The Value of the Ex-Communist by Senator Pat A. McCarran, pp. 3-10
                                                              2. New York's Brownstone Girl by Robert Lowry, pp. 11-17
                                                              3. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 18-25
                                                              4. Uncle Barbarosso. A Story by Pietro di Donato, pp. 26-34
                                                              5. Philosopher in a Convent by Max Eastman, pp. 35-41
                                                              6. Patron of the Arts. A Story by Edwin Corle, pp. 42-48
                                                              7. Americans, pp. 49-50
                                                              8. In Our Readers' Opinion, pp. 51-54
                                                              9. Death on the Wing by Serge Fliegers and Leon Pearson, pp. 55-62
                                                              10. The Funeral of Mother Bloor by Bob Patterson, pp. 63-70
                                                              11. The World of the Pug by Len Zinberg, pp. 71-79
                                                              12. Why a Southerner Should Vote Republican by William Bradford Huie, pp. 80-86
                                                              13. New York Confidential by Lee Mortimer, pp. 87-95
                                                              14. The Case of the Amiable Swindler by Irwin Ross, pp. 96-102
                                                              15. [+]
                                                                Books by William Poster, pp. 103-108 - 1 Review
                                                                1. Journey with Genius by Witter Bynner
                                                              16. [+]
                                                                Review The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams, ... by Felix Giovanelli, p. 109 - 1 Review
                                                                1. The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams
                                                              17. [+]
                                                                In Short, pp. 110-111 - 6 Reviews
                                                                1. Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel by Willy Ley
                                                                2. We Barrymores by Lionel Barrymore and Cameron Shipp
                                                                3. A Voyage to Windward by J.C. Furnas
                                                                4. The Poetry of Ezra Pound by Hugh Kenner
                                                                5. The Face of Innocence by William Sansom
                                                                6. The Rise and Fall of Civilization by Shepard B. Clough
                                                              18. In Defense of Trucks by John S. Worley, pp. 112-118
                                                              19. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 119-123
                                                              20. Draughts of Old Bourbon, pp. 124-130
                                                            12. [+]
                                                              December 1951 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                              1. In the Mercury's Opinion, pp. 3-8
                                                              2. The Private Life of a Press Agent by Bernard Wolfe, pp. 9-21
                                                              3. [+]
                                                                Buckley Versus Yale by Max Eastman, pp. 22-29 - 1 Review
                                                                1. God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley, Jr.
                                                              4. Why Europe Won't Fight by David Dallin, pp. 30-39
                                                              5. A Point of Honor by Robert A. Knowlton, pp. 40-46
                                                              6. The Revolution in British Reading by Angus Wilson, pp. 47-54
                                                              7. Why a Republican Can't Be a Liberal by William Bradford Huie, pp. 55-61
                                                              8. Graveyard in Brooklyn, A Story by Calder Willingham, pp. 62-68
                                                              9. My Memories of Louis Adamic by Bogdan Raditsa, pp. 69-80
                                                              10. In Our Readers' Opinion, pp. 81-82
                                                              11. Hot Licks and Highballs by Eddie Condon, pp. 83-89
                                                              12. Opinions from the Chronoscope, pp. 90-95
                                                              13. They Buried Me Alive by James Branch Cabell, pp. 96-105
                                                              14. [+]
                                                                Books by Herbert Poster, pp. 106-111 - 1 Review
                                                                1. Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner
                                                              15. [+]
                                                                In Short, pp. 112-113 - 6 Reviews
                                                                1. Melville Goodwin, USA by John P. Marquand
                                                                2. Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
                                                                3. The Grass Harp by Truman Capote
                                                                4. Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist
                                                                5. Union Bay: The Life of a City Marsh by Harry W. Higman and Earl J. Larrison
                                                                6. Edinburgh: the Golden Age by Michael Joyce
                                                              16. Theatre by Ward Morehouse, pp. 114-118
                                                              17. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe, pp. 119-122
                                                              18. Draughts of Old Bourbon by James Monroe Madison, pp. 123-130
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                                                            Issues of 1952 = 12 Issues, 213 Articles
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                                                              Issues of 1953 = 11 Issues, 325 Articles
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                                                                Issues of 1954 = 12 Issues, 479 Articles
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                                                                  Issues of 1955 = 12 Issues, 494 Articles
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                                                                    Issues of 1956 = 10 Issues, 357 Articles
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                                                                      Issues of 1957 = 12 Issues, 394 Articles
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                                                                        Issues of 1958 = 12 Issues, 364 Articles
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                                                                          Issues of 1959 = 12 Issues, 453 Articles
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                                                                          Issues of the 1960s = 1 Year, 12 Issues, 439 Articles
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                                                                            Issues of 1960 = 12 Issues, 439 Articles