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The American Mercury Archives
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    (3 Reviews)
    The Modern Temper, by Joseph Wood Krutch
    1. The Modern Temper by Joseph Wood Krutch
    2. Science and Good Behavior by H.M. Parshley
    3. The Aims of Education, and Other Essays by Alfred North Whitehead
    The American Mercury
    , June 1929, pp. 251-252 - 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. [+] May 1929 Issue
                            = 33 Articles
                            1. [–] June 1929 Issue
                              = 37 Articles
                              1. Murder in the Making by Lawrance M. Maynard, pp. 129-135 - PDF
                              2. The Taking of Montfaucon by James M. Cain, pp. 136-143 - PDF
                              3. Kindly Omit Flowers by James Branch Cabell, pp. 144-149 - PDF
                              4. Editorial, pp. 150-152 - PDF
                              5. The Elephant and the Donkey by Howard Lee McBain, pp. 153-159 - PDF
                              6. Food and Drink by Louis Untermeyer, pp. 160-162 - PDF
                              7. Americana, pp. 163-168 - PDF
                              8. The Borax House by Louise Conant, pp. 169-174 - PDF
                              9. The Umpire of Fairness by James Oneal, pp. 175-182 - PDF
                              10. Chase of North Carolina by Gerald W. Johnson, pp. 183-190 - PDF
                              11. Neurological Surgery by Loyal Davis, pp. 191-193 - PDF
                              12. Measuring the American Mind by Grace Adams, pp. 194-197 - PDF
                              13. The Law of the Air by Dudley Cammett Lunt, pp. 198-201 - PDF
                              14. The Easeful Executive by Charles J. Finger, pp. 202-208 - PDF
                              15. The Parliament of Labor by H.J. Greenwool, pp. 209-215 - PDF
                              16. Breeding a Race of Gods by Arturo F. Ratti, pp. 216-222 - PDF
                              17. Better Folks by Charles Morrow Wilson, pp. 223-227 - PDF
                              18. Brave Days in Washoe by Bernard DeVoto, pp. 228-237 - PDF
                              19. The Padrone by F. Gregory Hartswick, pp. 238-241 - PDF
                              20. Clinical Notes by George Jean Nathan, pp. 242-245 - PDF
                              21. The American Mercury, pp. 246-250 - PDF
                              22. [–] What Is It All About? by H.L. Mencken, pp. 251-252 - PDF
                                - 3 Reviews
                                1. The Modern Temper by Joseph Wood Krutch
                                2. Science and Good Behavior by H.M. Parshley
                                3. The Aims of Education, and Other Essays by Alfred North Whitehead
                              23. [+] Experiments by Old Hands by H.L. Mencken, pp. 253-254 - PDF
                                - 2 Reviews
                                1. Swords and Roses by Joseph Hergesheimer
                                2. Hello Towns! by Sherwood Anderson
                              24. [+] American Worthies by H.L. Mencken, p. 255 - PDF
                                - 3 Reviews
                                1. Randolph of Roanoke: A Political Fantastic by Gerald W. Johnson
                                2. Bryan by M.R. Werner
                                3. Plain People by E.W. Howe
                              25. The American Mercury Authors, pp. 256-282 - PDF
                                1. Randolph of Roanoke: A Political Fantastic by Gerald W. Johnson
                                2. Bryan by M.R. Werner
                                3. Plain People by E.W. Howe
                              26. [+] Check List of New Books - PDF
                                - 8 Reviews
                                1. Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford
                                2. John Jacob Astor by Arthur D. Howden Smith
                                3. John Mitchell, Miner by Elsie Gluck
                                4. Robert A. Woods, Champion of Democracy by Eleanor H. Woods
                                5. The Magnificent Montmorency by Cyril Hughes Hartmann
                                6. James Ford Rhodes: American Historian by M.A. DeWolfe Howe
                                7. Royal Elizabeths by Elsie P. Thornton-Cook
                                8. Mary, Queen of Scots by Margarete Kurlbaum-Siebert
                              27. [+] Public Questions - PDF
                                - 4 Reviews
                                1. The New Day by Herbert Hoover
                                2. The Economics of Farm Relief by Edwin R.A. Seligman
                                3. A Social Interpretation of Education by Joseph Kinmont Hart
                                4. Civic Training in Soviet Russia by Samuel Northrup Harper
                              28. [+] The Law - PDF
                                - 2 Reviews
                                1. The Milligan Case by Samuel Klaus and Lambdin P. Milligan
                                2. Curious Trials and Criminal Cases by Edward Hale Bierstadt
                              29. [+] History - PDF
                                - 4 Reviews
                                1. The Cruise of the Kronprinz Wilhelm by Alfred von Niezychowski
                                2. Mediaeval Culture by Karl Vossler
                                3. The English Novel by Ford Madox Ford
                                4. An Hour of American History by Samuel Eliot Morison
                              30. [+] Literature - PDF
                                - 3 Reviews
                                1. Contemporary Movements in European Literature by William Rose and Jacob Isaacs
                                2. The Heart of Hawthorne's Journals by Newton Arvin and Nathaniel Hawthorne
                                3. French Novelists by Frederick Charles Green
                              31. [+] Travel - PDF
                                - 3 Reviews
                                1. Embassy to Tamerlane, 1403-1406 by Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo and Guy Le St...
                                2. Home of Nymphs and Vampires by George Horton
                                3. I Discover Greece by Harry A. Franck
                              32. [+] Criticism - PDF
                                - 2 Reviews
                                1. Swinburne by Samuel C. Chew
                                2. The Good Estate of Poetry by Chauncey Brewster Tinker
                              33. [+] Reprints - PDF
                                - 1 Review
                                1. The Essays of Michael, Lord of Montaigne by Desmond MacCarthy and Michel de Monta...
                              34. [+] Religion - PDF
                                - 2 Reviews
                                1. The Scandal of Christianity by Peter Ainslie
                                2. Gods and Men by W.J. Perry
                              35. [+] Fiction - PDF
                                - 3 Reviews
                                1. The Peep Show by Mrs. Henry Dudeney
                                2. The Pathway by Henry Williamson
                                3. The Coming of the Lord by Sarah Gertrude Millin
                              36. Editorial Notes - PDF
                                1. The Peep Show by Mrs. Henry Dudeney
                                2. The Pathway by Henry Williamson
                                3. The Coming of the Lord by Sarah Gertrude Millin
                              37. Preferred Stocks by Rudolph L. Weissman - PDF
                                1. The Peep Show by Mrs. Henry Dudeney
                                2. The Pathway by Henry Williamson
                                3. The Coming of the Lord by Sarah Gertrude Millin
                            2. [+] 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