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      (Review)
      Imperial Palace, by Arnold Bennett
      1. Imperial Palace by Arnold Bennett
      The Forum
      , February 1931 - PDF
      1. Imperial Palace by Arnold Bennett
      The Forum
      , January 1931, pp. 4-9 - PDF
    2. Presidential Possibilities---I
      1. Imperial Palace by Arnold Bennett
      The Forum
      , August 1931, pp. 107-113 - PDF
    3. Presidential Possibilities---V
      1. Imperial Palace by Arnold Bennett
      The Forum
      , December 1931, pp. 334-338 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      A Literary History of the American People, by Charles Angoff
      1. A Literary History of the American People by Charles Angoff
      The Forum
      , June 1931 - PDF
    5. Opinions about Books 
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      (Review)
      The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, by Lincoln Steffens
      1. The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens by Lincoln Steffens
      The Forum
      , May 1931 - PDF
      1. The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens by Lincoln Steffens
      The Forum
      , May 1931, pp. 257-265 - PDF
    6. Opinions about Books 
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      (Review)
      Dawn, by Theodore Dreiser
      1. Dawn by Theodore Dreiser
      The Forum
      , July 1931 - PDF
      1. Dawn by Theodore Dreiser
      The Forum
      , April 1931, pp. 224-225 - PDF
      1. Dawn by Theodore Dreiser
      The Forum
      , August 1931 - PDF
      1. Dawn by Theodore Dreiser
      The Forum
      , April 1931, pp. 252-276 - PDF
    7. What Is It Doing to America's Population
      1. Dawn by Theodore Dreiser
      The Forum
      , November 1931, pp. 270-275 - PDF
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      (25 Reviews)
      The Water Gipsies, by A.P. Herbert
      1. The Water Gipsies by A.P. Herbert
      2. The Big Barn by Walter D. Edmonds
      3. A Short History of Julia by Isa Glenn
      4. Novels and Novelists by Katherine Mansfield and J. Middleton ...
      5. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer by Francis C.C. Yeats-Brown
      6. Best Seller by A.N. Youmans
      7. A Bachelor Abroad by Evelyn Waugh
      8. Rachel Moon by Lorna Rea
      9. Other Man's Saucer by Keith Winter
      10. New York by Paul Morand
      11. The Waters Under the Earth by Martha Ostenso
      12. The Redlakes by Francis Brett Young
      13. The Musicale by Francis Steegmuller
      14. Five Masters by Joseph Wood Krutch
      15. Camera Obscura by William Bolitho
      16. A Woman with White Eyes by Mary Borden
      17. Memories and Vagaries by Axel Munthe
      18. Voiceless India by Gertrude Emerson
      19. Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon
      20. Philippa by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
      21. Portrait of a Diplomatist by Harold G. Nicolson
      22. Upstage: The American Theatre in Performance by John Mason Brown
      23. Certain People by Edith Wharton
      24. Claudine at School by Colette
      25. Seven Days' Darkness by Gunnar Gunnarsson
      The Forum
      , January 1931 - PDF
    9. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      In the Days of Bicycles and Bustles, by Ralph David Blumenfeld
      1. In the Days of Bicycles and Bustles by Ralph David Blumenfeld
      2. The Life of the Ant by Maurice Maeterlinck
      3. Background with Figures by Cecilia Beaux
      4. Mahatma Gandhi: His Own Story by C.F. Andrews and Mahatma Gandhi
      5. Realism in Romantic Japan by Miriam Beard
      6. The Case for India by William J. Durant
      7. Whistler by James Laver
      8. Wolsey by Hilaire Belloc
      9. The Complete Short Stories of Saki by Christopher Morley and Saki
      10. Some Folks Won't Work by Clinch Calkins
      11. N by E by Rockwell Kent
      12. A Winter Miscellany by Humbert Wolfe
      13. Andree's Story: The Complete Record of His Polar Flight by S.A. Andree, Nils Strindberg, and Knu...
      14. The Wanderer of Liverpool by John Masefield
      15. Portrait by Caroline by Sylvia Thompson
      16. Spawn by Nat J. Ferber
      17. Testament of a Critic by George Jean Nathan
      18. H.G. Wells by Geoffrey West
      19. The Treasurer's Report, and Other Aspects of Community Singing by Robert Benchley
      The Forum
      , February 1931 - PDF
    10. [+]
      (16 Reviews)
      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
      2. The Journal of My Other Self by Rainer Maria Rilke
      3. The Last Days of Shylock by Ludwig Lewisohn
      4. Ending in Earnest by Rebecca West
      5. Roman Holiday by Upton Sinclair
      6. Hard Lines by Ogden Nash
      7. The Limestone Tree by Joseph Hergesheimer
      8. Festival by M. Struthers Burt
      9. Mackerel Sky by Helen Ashton
      10. East of the Hudson by J. Brooks Atkinson
      11. Back Street by Fannie Hurst
      12. Tin Pan Alley by Isaac Goldberg
      13. John Wheelwright, 1592-1679 by John Heard, Jr.
      14. Only Saps Work by Courtenay Terrett
      15. Wind Without Rain by Shan Sedgwick
      16. Saint Johnson by W.R. Burnett
      The Forum
      , March 1931 - PDF
    11. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      Sanctuary, by William Faulkner
      1. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
      2. Wide Open Town by Myron Brinig
      3. But It Still Goes On by Robert Graves
      4. The Jealous Ghost by L.A.G. Strong
      5. Americans by Salvador de Madariaga
      6. Big Money by P.G. Wodehouse
      The Forum
      , April 1931 - PDF
    12. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      Wilson, the Unknown, by Wells Wells
      1. Wilson, the Unknown by Wells Wells
      2. Three Pairs of Silk Stockings by Panteleimon S. Romanov
      3. This Our Exile by David Burnham
      4. Innocence Abroad by Emily Clark
      5. World Without End by Helen Noble Thomas
      6. The Everlasting Struggle by Johan Bojer
      7. My Story by Mary Roberts Rinehart
      8. Crossroads of the Java Sea by Hendrik de Leeuw
      9. The Passionate Pilgrim by Gertrude L. Marvin Williams
      10. The Name of Action by Graham Greene
      11. Goodbye and Tomorrow by Leane Zugsmith
      12. Puritan's Progress by Arthur C. Train
      13. --And the Greeks by Charles Graves
      14. Women Are Necessary by John Held, Jr.
      15. Two Thieves by Manuel Komroff
      16. The Light That Never Was by Katharine Fullerton Gerould
      17. Bird Life at the Pole by Wolcott Gibbs
      The Forum
      , May 1931 - PDF
    13. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      Men and Memories, by William Rothenstein
      1. Men and Memories by William Rothenstein
      2. What This Country Needs by John Franklin Carter
      3. Father by "Elizabeth"
      4. The Life and Adventures of Carl Laemmle by John Drinkwater
      5. Above the Dark Tumult by Hugh Walpole
      6. Men Dislike Women by Michael Arlen
      7. The Gospel According to Saint Luke's by Philip Stevenson
      8. The Dukes of Buckingham by Robert P. Tristram Coffin
      9. Jungle Ways by William B. Seabrook
      10. Imperial Brother by Maristan Chapman
      11. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
      12. The Pinkertons by Richard Wilmer Rowan
      13. I Walk Alone by Kathleen Wallace
      14. Higher Education Faces the Future by Paul Arthur Schilpp
      15. From Day to Day by Ferdynand Goetel
      16. Out of Soundings by H.M. Tomlinson
      17. Juan in America by Eric Linklater
      18. My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing
      19. Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum
      The Forum
      , June 1931 - PDF
    14. [+]
      (20 Reviews)
      The Life and Times of Lydia E. Pinkham, by Robert Collyer Washburn
      1. The Life and Times of Lydia E. Pinkham by Robert Collyer Washburn
      2. New Russia's Primer by M. Ilin
      3. Cat Without Substance by Sylva Norman
      4. The Web of Youth by W.E. Suskind
      5. The Dogs by Ivan Nazhivin
      6. Many Thousands Gone, and Other Stories by John Peale Bishop
      7. Son of Woman by John Middleton Murry
      8. When the Wicked Man... by Ford Madox Ford
      9. American Earth by Erskine Caldwell
      10. King of Fashion by Paul Poiret
      11. Break-Up by Hagar Wilde
      12. The Nemesis of American Business, and Other Essays by Stuart Chase
      13. A Vagabond Trouper by Jefferson DeAngelis and Alvin F. Harlow
      14. The Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau
      15. The Lively Lady by Kenneth Roberts
      16. Happy Sinner by Elizabeth Hamilton Herbert
      17. Young Lady of Paris by Colette
      18. The White King of La Gonave by Faustin Wirkus and Taney Dudley
      19. Ambrose Holt and Family by Susan Glaspell
      20. Married Love by Marie C. Stopes
      The Forum
      , July 1931 - PDF
    15. [+]
      (19 Reviews)
      Stalin, by Isaac Don Levine
      1. Stalin by Isaac Don Levine
      2. Pigs in Clover by Frances Noyes Hart
      3. Sun Up by Will James
      4. Amok by Stefan Zweig
      5. Darkness at Noon by Harry Carlisle
      6. The Contemporary and His Soul by Irwin Edman
      7. Volume Two: Mother India's Little Daughters by Katherine Mayo
      8. The Flame of Islam by Harold Lamb
      9. Letters from Fraternity by Albert L. McCorrison
      10. A Farewell to India by Edward J. Thompson
      11. Life Among the Lowbrows by Eleanor H. Rowland Wembridge
      12. Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker
      13. Father Malachy's Miracle by Bruce Marshall
      14. Dwarf's Blood by Edith Olivier
      15. Adventures in Genius by Will Durant
      16. Oh Glory! by Harford Powel, Jr.
      17. America, the Menace by Georges Duhamel
      18. Lady with a Past by Harriet Henry
      19. And No Birds Sing by Pauline Leader
      The Forum
      , August 1931 - PDF