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Year 1929 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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      Life of Ambrose Bierce, by Walter Neale
      1. Life of Ambrose Bierce by Walter Neale
      The American Mercury
      , September 1929, pp. 124-125 - PDF
    2. [+]
      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
    3. [+]
      (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
    4. The Library 
      (2 Reviews)
      Beethoven the Creator, by Romain Rolland
      1. Beethoven the Creator by Romain Rolland
      2. Beethoven: The Man Who Freed Music by Robert H. Schauffler
      The American Mercury
      , December 1929, pp. 505-506 - PDF
    5. [+]
      Up to Now: An Autobiography, by Alfred E. Smith
      1. Up to Now: An Autobiography by Alfred E. Smith
      The Saturday Review
      , October 12, 1929, p. 229 - PDF
    6. The Library 
      Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of Virginal Mind, by Edwin Franden Dakin
      1. Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of Virginal Mind by Edwin Franden Dakin
      The American Mercury
      , November 1929, pp. 379-380 - PDF
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      Modern Chinese Civilization, by A.-F. Legendre
      1. Modern Chinese Civilization by A.-F. Legendre
      The American Mercury
      , December 1929, p. 510 - PDF
    8. The Library 
      Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture, by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
      1. Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
      The American Mercury
      , March 1929, pp. 379-380 - PDF
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      Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858, by Albert J. Beveridge
      1. Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 by Albert J. Beveridge
      The American Mercury
      , March 1929, p. 381 - PDF
    10. The Library 
      Dodsworth, by Sinclair Lewis
      1. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
      The American Mercury
      , April 1929, pp. 506-507 - PDF
    11. Essays by James Huneker (1929) by H.L. Mencken and James Gibbons Huneker - PDF
      26 Chapters, 518pp - 2 Reviews
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Swords and Roses, by Joseph Hergesheimer
      1. Swords and Roses by Joseph Hergesheimer
      2. Hello Towns! by Sherwood Anderson
      The American Mercury
      , June 1929, pp. 253-254 - PDF
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      The Eighteen Seventies, by Harley Granville-Barker
      1. The Eighteen Seventies by Harley Granville-Barker
      The Nation
      , October 16, 1929, p. 440
    14. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Understanding Women, by K.A. Wieth-Knudsen
      1. Understanding Women by K.A. Wieth-Knudsen
      2. Women and Society by Meyrick Booth
      3. The Intelligent Man's Guide to Marriage and Celibacy by Juanita Tanner
      4. Why We Are Men and Women by A.L. Benedict
      The American Mercury
      , September 1929, pp. 126-127 - PDF
    15. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      The History of Modern Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge, by Anonymous
      1. The History of Modern Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge by Anonymous
      2. The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adam
      3. Mysteries of the Soul by Richard Muller Freienfels
      4. Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic by Reinhold Niebuhr
      5. Labor Speaks for Itself by Jerome Davis
      6. Religion and the Modern World by John Herman Randall, Jr.
      7. Religion in an Age of Science by Edwin A. Burtt
      The American Mercury
      , October 1929, p. 253 - PDF
    16. The Library 
      (6 Reviews)
      Slaves of the Gods, by Katherine Mayo
      1. Slaves of the Gods by Katherine Mayo
      2. The Story of Superstition by Philip F. Waterman
      3. Protestantism in the United States by Archer B. Bass
      4. While Peter Sleeps by E. Boyd Barrett
      5. The Vampire by Montague Summers
      6. Witchcraft in Old and New England by George Lyman Kittredge
      The American Mercury
      , May 1929, pp. 123-124 - PDF
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      Doomed Ship, by Judd Gray
      1. Doomed Ship by Judd Gray
      The American Mercury
      , February 1929, pp. 254-255 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      Marriage and the State, by Mary E. Richmond
      1. Marriage and the State by Mary E. Richmond
      2. What is Wrong With Marriage? by G.V. Hamilton and Kenneth Macgowan
      The American Mercury
      , May 1929, pp. 125-127 - PDF
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      All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
      1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
      The American Mercury
      , August 1929, p. 510 - PDF
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      American Estimates, by Henry Seidel Canby
      1. American Estimates by Henry Seidel Canby
      The Saturday Review
      , April 6, 1929, p. 849 - PDF