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The Saturday Review Archives
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The Saturday Review, March 5, 1949 Issue
- 36 Articles, 44pp
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    (Review)
    , p. 11 - PDF
    Point of No Return, by John P. Marquand
    1. Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
  • , p. 11 - PDF
    1. Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
  • , p. 12 - PDF
    1. Point of No Return by John P. Marquand
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    (Review)
    , p. 12 - PDF
    The Springs, by Anne Goodwin Winslow
    1. The Springs by Anne Goodwin Winslow
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    (Review)
    , p. 13 - PDF
    Portrait in Two Colours, by Stuart B. Jackman
    1. Portrait in Two Colours by Stuart B. Jackman
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    (Review)
    , p. 14 - PDF
    Walk Through the Valley, by Zelda Popkin
    1. Walk Through the Valley by Zelda Popkin
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    (Review)
    , p. 14 - PDF
    Tender Mercy, by Lenard Kaufman
    1. Tender Mercy by Lenard Kaufman
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    (Review)
    , p. 15 - PDF
    In Search of a Future, by Maurice Hindus
    1. In Search of a Future by Maurice Hindus
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    (Review)
    , p. 16 - PDF
    Way of a Fighter, by Claire Lee Chennault and Robert Hotz
    1. Way of a Fighter by Claire Lee Chennault and Robert Hotz
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    (Review)
    , p. 17 - PDF
    Report on America, by Robert Payne
    1. Report on America by Robert Payne
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    (Review)
    , p. 17 - PDF
    Living with Crisis, by Fritz Sternberg
    1. Living with Crisis by Fritz Sternberg
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    1. Living with Crisis by Fritz Sternberg
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    (Review)
    , p. 18 - PDF
    Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well, by Sean O'Casey
    1. Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well by Sean O'Casey
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    (Review)
    , p. 19 - PDF
    The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by John Dickson Carr
    1. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by John Dickson Carr
  • , pp. 20-21 - PDF
    1. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by John Dickson Carr
  • , pp. 22-23 - PDF
    1. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by John Dickson Carr
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    (Review)
    , p. 24 - PDF
    Chief Justice John Marshall and the Growth of the Republic, by David G. Loth
    1. Chief Justice John Marshall and the Growth of the Republic by David G. Loth
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    (Review)
    , p. 25 - PDF
    "Young Hickory", by Martha McBride Morrel
    1. "Young Hickory" by Martha McBride Morrel
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    (Review)
    , p. 26 - PDF
    Sweeper in the Sky, by Helen Wright
    1. Sweeper in the Sky by Helen Wright
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    (Review)
    , p. 26 - PDF
    An American Engineer in Afghanistan, by A.C. Jewett and Marjorie Jewett Bell
    1. An American Engineer in Afghanistan by A.C. Jewett and Marjorie Jewett Bell
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    (Review)
    , p. 27 - PDF
    Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther
    1. Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
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    (Review)
    , p. 27 - PDF
    Gay, Wild and Free, by Maggie Jeanne Wadelton
    1. Gay, Wild and Free by Maggie Jeanne Wadelton
  • , pp. 28-29 - PDF
    1. Gay, Wild and Free by Maggie Jeanne Wadelton
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    (Review)
    , p. 30 - PDF
    The Tides of Dawn, by E. Louise Mally
    1. The Tides of Dawn by E. Louise Mally
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    (Review)
    , pp. 30-31 - PDF
    The Wrath and the Wind, by Alexander Key
    1. The Wrath and the Wind by Alexander Key
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    (Review)
    , p. 32 - PDF
    The Theory of American Literature, by Howard Mumford Jones
    1. The Theory of American Literature by Howard Mumford Jones
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    (9 Reviews)
    , p. 33 - PDF
    The Killer Mine, by Hammond Innes
    1. The Killer Mine by Hammond Innes
    2. The Viewless Winds by Murray Morgan
    3. The Innocent Bottle by Anthony Gilbert
    4. A Private Killing by James Benet
    5. Staircase 4 by Helen Reilly
    6. Policeman's Nightmare by Marten Cumberland
    7. Evil Root by Lee Thayer
    8. The Cabinda Affair by Matthew Head
    9. The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • , p. 34 - PDF
    1. The Killer Mine by Hammond Innes
    2. The Viewless Winds by Murray Morgan
    3. The Innocent Bottle by Anthony Gilbert
    4. A Private Killing by James Benet
    5. Staircase 4 by Helen Reilly
    6. Policeman's Nightmare by Marten Cumberland
    7. Evil Root by Lee Thayer
    8. The Cabinda Affair by Matthew Head
    9. The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom by Erle Stanley Gardner
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    (5 Reviews)
    , pp. 35-37 - PDF
    The Sugar Islands, by Alec Waugh
    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper
  • , pp. 38-39 - PDF
    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper
  • , pp. 40-42 - PDF
    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper
  • , pp. 43-58 - PDF
    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper
  • , p. 59 - PDF
    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper
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    1. The Sugar Islands by Alec Waugh
    2. Harian's European Travel Guide by Fredric E. Tyarks
    3. Skiing Naturally by Frank Harper
    4. Peaks and Lamas by Marco Pallis
    5. What's Doing in 1949 by M.B. Schnapper