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Year 1930 Archives
H.L. Mencken -
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Title Publication Period Text
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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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    1. The Library 
      Eugene V. Debs: A Man Unafraid, by McAlister Coleman
      1. Eugene V. Debs: A Man Unafraid by McAlister Coleman
      The American Mercury
      , August 1930, p. 507 - PDF
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      The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, by Fannie Merritt Farmer
      1. The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer
      The American Mercury
      , December 1930, p. 508 - PDF
    3. [+]
      The Adams Family, by James Truslow Adams
      1. The Adams Family by James Truslow Adams
      The Nation
      , July 16, 1930, p. 70
    4. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The True Story of Bernarr Macfadden, by Fulton Oursler
      1. The True Story of Bernarr Macfadden by Fulton Oursler
      2. Bernarr Macfadden: A Study in Success by Clement Wood
      3. Chats With the Macfadden Family by Grace Perkins
      The American Mercury
      , May 1930, p. 124 - PDF
    5. The Library 
      (15 Reviews)
      John Brown: The Making of a Martyr, by Robert Penn Warren
      1. John Brown: The Making of a Martyr by Robert Penn Warren
      2. Thomas Jefferson: The Apostle of Americanism by Gilbert Chinard
      3. The Peerless Leader: William Jennings Bryan by Paxton Hibben
      4. Abraham Lincoln: The Politician and the Man by Raymond Holden
      5. Lincoln and His Wife's Home Town by William H. Townsend
      6. Jefferson Davis: His Rise And Fall by Allen Tate
      7. The Raven by Marquis James
      8. George Harvey by George Fletcher Johnson
      9. Emma Willard: Daughter of Democracy by Alma Lutz
      10. Commodore David Porter, 1780-1843 by Archibald Douglas Turnbull
      11. Up to Now: An Autobiography by Alfred E. Smith
      12. Johns Hopkins: A Silhouette by Helen Hopkins Thom
      13. The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
      14. Hanna by Thomas Beer
      15. George Washington by Shelby Little
      The American Mercury
      , January 1930, pp. 122-124 - PDF
    6. The Library 
      Art in Industry, by Charles R. Richards
      1. Art in Industry by Charles R. Richards
      The American Mercury
      , March 1930, p. 380 - PDF
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      Modern Typography and Layout, by Douglas C. McMurtrie
      1. Modern Typography and Layout by Douglas C. McMurtrie
      The American Mercury
      , February 1930, pp. 252-253 - PDF
    8. The Library 
      Ambrose Bierce: A Biography, by Carey McWilliams
      1. Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey McWilliams
      The American Mercury
      , February 1930, p. 251 - PDF
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      (4 Reviews)
      The Art of Drinking, by Dexter Mason
      1. The Art of Drinking by Dexter Mason
      2. The Future of Drinking by Gilbert Seldes
      3. A Book of Wines Other Than French by P. Morton Shand
      4. The Noble Experiments: Series III by Norman Anthony
      The American Mercury
      , October 1930, pp. 252-254 - PDF
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      God, by J. Middleton Murry
      1. God by J. Middleton Murry
      The American Mercury
      , February 1930, p. 255 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Our Criminal Courts, by Raymond Moley
      1. Our Criminal Courts by Raymond Moley
      2. The Story of Punishment by Harry Elmer Barnes
      3. The Criminal by Henry A. Geisert
      4. You Be the Judge by Marcus A. Kavanagh
      The American Mercury
      , November 1930, pp. 380-382 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Cora, by Ruth Suckow
      1. Cora by Ruth Suckow
      2. The Way of Ecben by James Branch Cabell
      3. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
      The American Mercury
      , January 1930, pp. 126-127 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      A History of the Modern Church, by J.W.C. Wand
      1. A History of the Modern Church by J.W.C. Wand
      2. The Pew Preaches by William L. Stidger
      3. The Sacred Fire by B.Z. Goldberg
      4. The Devil: An Historical Critical and Medical Study by Maurice Garcon and Jean Vinchon
      5. The Christian Content of the Bible by George Holley Gilbert
      6. Confucianism by Frederick Starr
      7. The Gospel and Its Tributaries by Ernest Findlay Scott
      8. The Autobiography of God by Ernest R. Trattner
      9. The Supreme Book of Mankind by James G.K. McClure
      The American Mercury
      , June 1930, pp. 254-255 - PDF
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      An Anthology of Invective and Abuse, by Hugh Kingsmill
      1. An Anthology of Invective and Abuse by Hugh Kingsmill
      The Nation
      , May 7, 1930, p. 549
    15. [+]
      Good-Bye to Western Culture, by Norman Douglas
      1. Good-Bye to Western Culture by Norman Douglas
      The American Mercury
      , November 1930, p. 383 - PDF
    16. [+]
      A Gallery of Women, by Theodore Dreiser
      1. A Gallery of Women by Theodore Dreiser
      The American Mercury
      , February 1930, p. 254 - PDF
    17. [+]
      Frances Newman's Letters, by Hansell Baugh and Frances Newman
      1. Frances Newman's Letters by Hansell Baugh and Frances Newman
      The American Mercury
      , March 1930, pp. 382-383 - PDF
    18. [+]
      Only Saps Work, by Courtenay Terrett
      1. Only Saps Work by Courtenay Terrett
      The American Mercury
      , October 1930, p. 255 - PDF
    19. [+]
      Jews Without Money, by Michael Gold
      1. Jews Without Money by Michael Gold
      The American Mercury
      , March 1930, p. 381 - PDF
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      Charles W. Eliot: President of Harvard University, 1869-1909, by Henry James
      1. Charles W. Eliot: President of Harvard University, 1869-1909 by Henry James
      The Nation
      , December 3, 1930, p. 617