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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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    1. The Library 
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      Houdini and Conan Doyle, by Bernard M.L. Ernst and Hereward Carri...
      1. Houdini and Conan Doyle by Bernard M.L. Ernst and Hereward Carri...
      The American Mercury
      , June 1932, pp. 250-253 - PDF
    2. The Library 
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      (4 Reviews)
      After the Deluge, by Leonard Woolf
      1. After the Deluge by Leonard Woolf
      2. Liberty and Restraint by Louis Le Fevre
      3. In Defense of Tomorrow by Robert D. Bowden
      4. The Rediscovery of Jones by Simeon Strunsky
      The American Mercury
      , March 1932, pp. 379-383 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Fads and Quackery in Healing, by Morris Fishbein
      1. Fads and Quackery in Healing by Morris Fishbein
      The American Mercury
      , December 1932, p. 510 - PDF
      1. Fads and Quackery in Healing by Morris Fishbein
      The American Mercury
      , November 1932, pp. 377-383 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes, by S. Zuckerman
      1. The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes by S. Zuckerman
      The American Mercury
      , May 1932, pp. 126-127 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      Huxley, Prophet of Science, by Houston Peterson
      1. Huxley, Prophet of Science by Houston Peterson
      2. Huxley by Clarence E. Ayres
      The Nation
      , March 30, 1932, p. 374
    6. The Library 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, by Silas Bent
      1. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes by Silas Bent
      2. Mr. Justice Holmes by Felix Frankfurter
      The American Mercury
      , May 1932, pp. 123-125 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Bernard Shaw, by Frank Harris
      1. Bernard Shaw by Frank Harris
      The American Mercury
      , February 1932, pp. 253-255 - PDF
    8. The Library 
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      (Review)
      The Truth About Hoover, by Herbert Corey
      1. The Truth About Hoover by Herbert Corey
      The American Mercury
      , August 1932, pp. 506-507 - PDF
    9. The Library 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Village and Open-Country Neighborhoods, by Walter A. Terpenning
      1. Village and Open-Country Neighborhoods by Walter A. Terpenning
      2. The Sociology of City Life by Niles Carpenter
      The American Mercury
      , January 1932, pp. 123-124 - PDF
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      (Review)
      God's Gold, by John T. Flynn
      1. God's Gold by John T. Flynn
      The American Mercury
      , December 1932, pp. 507-509 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      The Messiah Jesus and John the Baptist, by Robert Eisler
      1. The Messiah Jesus and John the Baptist by Robert Eisler
      The American Mercury
      , January 1932, pp. 125-127 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Wisdom of the Body, by Walter B. Cannon
      1. The Wisdom of the Body by Walter B. Cannon
      The American Mercury
      , July 1932, pp. 382-383 - PDF
    13. Making a President (1932) by H.L. Mencken
      A Footnote to the Saga of Democracy
      5 Reviews, 2 Readable
    14. The Library 
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      (10 Reviews)
      Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, Vol. II, by Ray Stannard Baker and Woodrow Wilson
      1. Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters, Vol. II by Ray Stannard Baker and Woodrow Wilson
      2. Crowded Years by William G. McAdoo and W.E. Woodward
      3. Franklin D. Roosevelt by Ernest Kidder Lindley
      4. The Strange Career of Mr. Hoover Under Two Flags by John Hamill
      5. Power and Glory by Walter Davenport
      6. Gaynor by Louis H. Pink
      7. Abraham Lincoln by Emanuel Hertz
      8. Franklin Pierce: Young Hickory of the Granite Hills by Roy Franklin Nichols
      9. Roosevelt in the Rough by Jack Willis and Horace Smith
      10. Theodore Roosevelt: A Biography by Henry F. Pringle
      The American Mercury
      , February 1932, pp. 250-252 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Wild Talents, by Charles Fort
      1. Wild Talents by Charles Fort
      The American Mercury
      , August 1932, pp. 508-510 - PDF
    16. The Library 
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      (2 Reviews)
      Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing, by Lewis Edward Lawes
      1. Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing by Lewis Edward Lawes
      2. Crime, Criminals and Criminal Justice by Nathaniel F. Cantor
      The American Mercury
      , July 1932, pp. 379-381 - PDF
    17. The Library 
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      (3 Reviews)
      Berlin, by Joseph Hergesheimer
      1. Berlin by Joseph Hergesheimer
      2. Sheridan: A Military Narrative by Joseph Hergesheimer
      3. Biography and Bibliographies by Joseph Hergesheimer
      The American Mercury
      , October 1932, pp. 251-253 - PDF
    18. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      What Is There Left to Believe?, by Herbert Parrish
      1. What Is There Left to Believe? by Herbert Parrish
      2. The Catholic Faith by Paul Elmer More
      3. Has Science Discovered God? by Edward H. Cotton
      4. Jesus Through the Centuries by Shirley Jackson Case
      5. The Great Amphibium by Joseph Needham
      6. Within by Thomas L. Masson
      7. The Growth of the Idea of God by Shailer Mathews
      8. Social Substance of Religion by Gerald Heard
      9. A Rabbi Takes Stock by Solomon Goldman
      10. As a Jew Sees Jesus by Ernest R. Trattner
      11. Since Calvary by Lewis Browne
      12. Science Rediscovers God by Ronald Campbell Macfie
      13. Evolution and Theology by Ernest C. Messenger
      14. The World of the New Testament by T.R. Glover
      15. The Kingdom of God in the New Testament by Ernest F. Scott
      16. The Devil in Legend and Literature by Maximilian Rudwin
      17. The Story of the Devil by Arturo Graf
      The American Mercury
      , April 1932, pp. 506-510 - PDF
    19. The Library 
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      (Review)
      The Religion of Scientists, by C.L. Drawbridge
      1. The Religion of Scientists by C.L. Drawbridge
      The American Mercury
      , September 1932, pp. 123-126 - PDF