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Decade 1920s Archives
H.L. Mencken -
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  • Author: H.L. Mencken

    Total Archives: 542 Items - 69 Books, 5 Chapters, 85 Articles, 1 Poem, 382 Reviews
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      (Review)
      Mexico and Its Heritage, by Ernest Henry Gruening
      1. Mexico and Its Heritage by Ernest Henry Gruening
      The American Mercury
      , December 1928, p. 508 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Raven on the Skyscraper, by Veronica King and Paul Henry King
      1. The Raven on the Skyscraper by Veronica King and Paul Henry King
      The Nation
      , February 10, 1926, pp. 152-153
    3. The Library 
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      (Review)
      Coming of Age in Samoa, by Margaret Mead
      1. Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead
      The American Mercury
      , November 1928, p. 379 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      The New Negro, by Alain Locke
      1. The New Negro by Alain Locke
      The American Mercury
      , February 1926, pp. 254-255 - PDF
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      Life of Ambrose Bierce, by Walter Neale
      1. Life of Ambrose Bierce by Walter Neale
      The American Mercury
      , September 1929, pp. 124-125 - PDF
    6. The Library 
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      (Review)
      The American Architecture of To-Day, by George H. Edgell
      1. The American Architecture of To-Day by George H. Edgell
      The American Mercury
      , May 1928, p. 123 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The American Songbag, by Carl Sandburg
      1. The American Songbag by Carl Sandburg
      The American Mercury
      , March 1928, p. 383 - PDF
    8. A Shelf of Recent Books 
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      (Review)
      American English, by Gilbert M. Tucker
      1. American English by Gilbert M. Tucker
      The Bookman
      , June 1921, pp. 353-354 - PDF
    9. Books 
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      (Review)
      The American Novel, by Carl Van Doren
      1. The American Novel by Carl Van Doren
      The Nation
      , July 6, 1921, p. 18 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Paul Bunyan, by James Stevens
      1. Paul Bunyan by James Stevens
      The American Mercury
      , June 1925, pp. 254-255 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Skyscrapers and the Men Who Build Them, by W.A. Starrett
      1. Skyscrapers and the Men Who Build Them by W.A. Starrett
      The American Mercury
      , March 1929, pp. 382-383 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (Review)
      A Dictionary of English Pronunciation with American Variants, by Harold E. Palmer, J. V...
      1. A Dictionary of English Pronunciation with American Variants by Harold E. Palmer, J. Victor Martin, a...
      The American Mercury
      , May 1927, p. 125 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Who's Who in America, 1928, by Albert Nelson Marquis
      1. Who's Who in America, 1928 by Albert Nelson Marquis
      The American Mercury
      , December 1928, pp. 509-510 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      Randolph of Roanoke: A Political Fantastic, by Gerald W. Johnson
      1. Randolph of Roanoke: A Political Fantastic by Gerald W. Johnson
      2. Bryan by M.R. Werner
      3. Plain People by E.W. Howe
      The American Mercury
      , June 1929, p. 255 - PDF
    15. Americana, 1926 (1926) by H.L. Mencken
      2 Reviews, 1 Readable
    16. Americana: 1925 (1925) by H.L. Mencken
      2 Reviews, 1 Readable
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      (Review)
      Prophets, True and False, by Oswald Garrison Villard
      1. Prophets, True and False by Oswald Garrison Villard
      The Nation
      , July 25, 1928, p. 90
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      (Review)
      Andrew Jackson: An Epic in Homespun, by Gerald W. Johnson
      1. Andrew Jackson: An Epic in Homespun by Gerald W. Johnson
      The American Mercury
      , March 1928, p. 382 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Modern Student's Book of English Literature, by Harry Morgan Ayres, Will David Howe...
      1. The Modern Student's Book of English Literature by Harry Morgan Ayres, Will David Howe, ...
      2. Sixty Years of American Humor by Joseph L. French
      3. The Best Sermons of 1924 by Joseph Fort Newton
      The American Mercury
      , December 1924, p. 509 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Common Sense of Music, by Sigmund Gottfried Spaeth
      1. The Common Sense of Music by Sigmund Gottfried Spaeth
      The American Mercury
      , August 1924, p. 507 - PDF