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The American Mercury Archives
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    (2 Reviews)
    The Nature of the Physical World, by Sir Arthur S. Eddington
    1. The Nature of the Physical World by Sir Arthur S. Eddington
    2. Man a Machine by Joseph Needham
    The American Mercury
    , April 1929, pp. 509-510 - PDF
    1. [–] Issues of the 1920s
      = 6 Years, 72 Issues, 2,358 Articles
      1. [+] Issues of 1924
        = 12 Issues, 321 Articles
        1. [+] Issues of 1925
          = 12 Issues, 376 Articles
          1. [+] Issues of 1926
            = 12 Issues, 373 Articles
            1. [+] Issues of 1927
              = 12 Issues, 418 Articles
              1. [+] Issues of 1928
                = 12 Issues, 431 Articles
                1. [–] Issues of 1929
                  = 12 Issues, 439 Articles
                  1. [+] January 1929 Issue
                    = 33 Articles
                    1. [+] February 1929 Issue
                      = 33 Articles
                      1. [+] March 1929 Issue
                        = 36 Articles
                        1. [–] April 1929 Issue
                          = 39 Articles
                          1. The Progressives of the Senate by A Washington Correspondent , pp. 385-393 - PDF
                          2. The Will of the People by James M. Cain, pp. 394-398 - PDF
                          3. Sapping Day by Jim Tully, pp. 399-404 - PDF
                          4. Mrs. Kemper by Ruth Suckow, pp. 405-409 - PDF
                          5. Editorial, pp. 410-412 - PDF
                          6. The Discipline of Sex by Edward Sapir, pp. 413-420 - PDF
                          7. Learning How to be Black by Albon L. Holsey, pp. 421-430 - PDF
                          8. Renaissance in Hollywood by R.E. Sherwood, pp. 431-437 - PDF
                          9. Trial by Jury, or by Judge? by Sterling E. Edmunds, pp. 438-444 - PDF
                          10. Horse-Car Days by Raymond S. Tompkins, pp. 445-452 - PDF
                          11. Modernism for Sale by Lewis Mumford, pp. 453-454 - PDF
                          12. Literary Currents in Cuba by Isaac Goldberg, pp. 455-458 - PDF
                          13. Walt Whitman's Politics by Clifton Joseph Furness, pp. 459-466 - PDF
                          14. An American Wrestles with God by Benjamin DeCasseres, pp. 467-473 - PDF
                          15. Old Tuck by Merritt Wimberly, pp. 474-477 - PDF
                          16. Nocturne at Noon - -1605 by Thomas Hornsby Ferril, pp. 478-479 - PDF
                          17. The Land of Laughs by Louis Adamic, pp. 480-487 - PDF
                          18. Public School Mamas by Margaret Cobb, pp. 488-496 - PDF
                          19. Clinical Notes by George Jean Nathan, pp. 497-499 - PDF
                          20. The Theatre by George Jean Nathan, pp. 500-505 - PDF
                          21. [+] Escape and Return by H.L. Mencken, pp. 506-507 - PDF
                            - 1 Review
                            1. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
                          22. [+] The Story of a Saint by H.L. Mencken, p. 508 - PDF
                            - 1 Review
                            1. The White Robe by James Branch Cabell
                          23. [–] The Riddle of the Universe by H.L. Mencken, pp. 509-510 - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Nature of the Physical World by Sir Arthur S. Eddington
                            2. Man a Machine by Joseph Needham
                          24. The American Mercury Authors, p. 511 - PDF
                            1. The Nature of the Physical World by Sir Arthur S. Eddington
                            2. Man a Machine by Joseph Needham
                          25. Index to Volume XVI, pp. 512-554 - PDF
                            1. The Nature of the Physical World by Sir Arthur S. Eddington
                            2. Man a Machine by Joseph Needham
                          26. [+] Check List of New Books - PDF
                            - 6 Reviews
                            1. Prohibition, Legal and Illegal by Howard Lee McBain
                            2. Freedom in the Modern World by Horace M. Kallen
                            3. The American Experiment by Bernard Fay and Avery Claflin
                            4. The Re-Discovery of America by Waldo D. Frank
                            5. Politics and Criminal Prosecution by Raymond Moley
                            6. You Can't Print That! by George Seldes
                          27. [+] Biography - PDF
                            - 5 Reviews
                            1. Lonely Americans by Rollo Walter Brown
                            2. Arturo Toscanini by Tobia Nicotra
                            3. The Brownings by David Loth
                            4. The Turkish Ordeal by Halide Edib
                            5. Five Men of Frankfort by Marcus Eli Ravage
                          28. [+] Criticism - PDF
                            - 3 Reviews
                            1. English Prose Style by Herbert Read
                            2. Lyrical Poetry of the Nineteenth Century by Herbert J.C. Grierson
                            3. Spokesmen: Modern Writers and American Life by Thomas K. Whipple
                          29. [+] History - PDF
                            - 11 Reviews
                            1. The Third Republic by Raymond Recouly
                            2. Falsehood in Wartime by Arthur Ponsonby
                            3. Propaganda Technique in the World War by Harold D. Lasswell
                            4. The Origins of the World War by Sidney Bradshaw Fay
                            5. The Labor Movement in the United States, 1860-1895 by Norman J. Ware
                            6. The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. VII by S.A. Cook, F.E. Adcock, and Martin Pe...
                            7. John Wilkes Booth by Francis Wilson
                            8. The History of British Civilization by Esme C. Wingfield-Stratford
                            9. Chivalry by Edgar Prestage
                            10. The Story of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1827-1927 by Edward Hungerford
                            11. Our Revolutionary Forefathers by Francois de Barbe-Marbois
                          30. [+] The Sciences - PDF
                            - 6 Reviews
                            1. An Introduction to the History of Medicine by Fielding H. Garrison
                            2. Your Teeth by Charles I. Stoloff
                            3. Blue Blood in Animals, and Other Essays in Biology by H. Munro Fox
                            4. The Physical Basis of Society by Carl Kelsey
                            5. At Home Among the Atoms by James Kendall
                            6. The Rain-Makers by Mary Roberts Coolidge
                          31. [+] Anthologies - PDF
                            - 6 Reviews
                            1. A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry by Conrad Aiken
                            2. Canadian Short Stories by Raymond Knister
                            3. Lute and Scimitar by Achmed Abdullah
                            4. The Funny Bone by Cynthia Asquith
                            5. An Anthology of World Poetry by Mark Van Doren
                            6. American Ghost Stories by C. Armitage Harper
                          32. [+] The Fine Arts - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. Gari Melchers
                            2. Hawaii by Ambrose Patterson
                          33. Editorial Notes - PDF
                            1. Gari Melchers
                            2. Hawaii by Ambrose Patterson
                          34. Book Value by Rudolph L. Weissman - PDF
                            1. Gari Melchers
                            2. Hawaii by Ambrose Patterson
                          35. [+] Check List of New Books - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Need of a New Bible and a Creedless Church by Samuel H. Guggenheimer
                            2. The Great Galilean by Robert Keable
                          36. [+] Sociology - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Challenge of the Aged by Abraham Epstein
                            2. Educational Sociology for Beginners by David S. Snedden
                          37. [+] Poetry - PDF
                            - 3 Reviews
                            1. The Set-Up by Joseph Moncure March
                            2. Morning Moods, and Other Poems by Lorna Greene
                            3. All About Me by John Drinkwater
                          38. [+] Fiction - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
                            2. My First Two Thousand Years by George Sylvester Viereck and Paul Eld...
                          39. [+] Miscellaneous - PDF
                            - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Only Two Ways to Write a Short Story by John Gallishaw
                            2. A Fatalist at War by Rudolf G. Binding
                        2. [+] May 1929 Issue
                          = 33 Articles
                          1. [+] June 1929 Issue
                            = 37 Articles
                            1. [+] July 1929 Issue
                              = 38 Articles
                              1. [+] August 1929 Issue
                                = 39 Articles
                                1. [+] September 1929 Issue
                                  = 37 Articles
                                  1. [+] October 1929 Issue
                                    = 38 Articles
                                    1. [+] November 1929 Issue
                                      = 38 Articles
                                      1. [+] December 1929 Issue
                                        = 38 Articles
                                    2. [+] Issues of the 1930s
                                      = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 3,476 Articles
                                      1. [+] Issues of the 1940s
                                        = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 3,183 Articles
                                        1. [+] Issues of the 1950s
                                          = 10 Years, 117 Issues, 3,611 Articles
                                          1. [+] Issues of the 1960s
                                            = 1 Year, 12 Issues, 439 Articles