The Atlantic's List of Readable Books

(appearing between December 1, 1932, and April 1, 1933)


British Agent. By R. H. Bruce Lockhart. The vivid story of a Scotchman who saw Russia in wealth and in revolution. Putnam, $3.75.
Andrew Jackson. By Marquis James. A colorful portrait of Jackson before he became President. BobbsMerrill, $5.75.
Napoleon. By Jacques Bainville. The leading French historian does justice to the man and his motives. Atlantic Monthly &. Little, Brown, $3.75.
Sherman: Fighting Prophet. By Lloyd Lewis. A ‘brilliant’ biography of Uncle Billy and his war. Harcourt, Brace, $3.50.
Henry Adams. By James Truslow Adams. A thumbnail sketch of one independent Adams by another. A. & C. Boni, $2.50.
Talks with Mussolini. By Emil Ludwig. Mussolini’s philosophy and opinion quoted from eighteen spirited interviews. Little, Brown, $2.75.
Bula Matari: Stanley, Conqueror of a Continent. By Jacob Wasscrmann. Stanley’s story retold in the light of modern psychology. Liveright, $5.00.
Life of Joseph Chamberlain, Vol. I. By J. L. Garvin. The carefully correct life of a supreme British executive. Macmillan, $5.00.
Beauregard. By Hamilton Basso. A romantic, defensive picture of a disappointed general. Scribners, $3.50.


The History of the Russian Revolution, Vols. II and III. By Leon Trotsky. The monumental history of revolution in practice and in theory. Simon & Schuster, $7.00.
Argentine Tango. By Philip Guedalla. South America through the spectacles of a stylist and wit. Harpers, $2.75.
The Years of the Locust. By Gilbert Seldes. The ‘only yesterday’ of Hard Times. Little, Brown, $3.00.
Texts and Pretexts. By Aldous Huxley. A personal anthology of poetry with penetrating comments in prose. Harpers, $2.50.
Log of the Sea. By Felix Riesenberg. Anecdotes and observations drawn from Captain Riesenbcrg’s experiences at sea. Llarcourt, Brace, $3.00.
Moral Man and Immoral Society. By Reinhold Niebuhr. A provocative discussion of society, its politics and ethics. Scribners, $2.00.
I Was a Spy. By Marthe McKenna. The stirring, incredible adventures of a Belgian girl who served as an Allied spy, McBride, $2,75.
The New Conquest of Central Asia. By Roy Chapman Andrews. Interesting expeditions in China and Mongolia. Putnam, $10.00.
The March of Democracy, Vol. II. By James Truslow Adams. Mr. Adams completes his brisk survey of American history. Scribners, $3.50.
True North. By Elliott Merrick. How the author escaped from his rut and found himself in Labrador. Scribners, $3.00.
A Philosophy of Solitude. By John Cowper Powys. The quiet exaltation of the contemplative life. Simon & Schuster, $2.00.
The Expanding Universe. By Sir Arthur Eddington. This expanded lecture will mean more to experts than to laymen. Macmillan, $2.00.
100,000,000 Guinea Pigs. By Arthur Ivallet and F. J. Schlink. Plain statements about the foods and drugs most of us use. Vanguard, $2.00.
Deep Water. By Captain Pryce Mitchell. From cabin boy to captain in sail and in steam. Atlantic Monthly and Little, Brown, $2.50.
He Went Away for a While. By Max Miller. The cat naps and cxcursionsof a born journalist. Dutton, $2.00.
The Modern Theme. By Jose Ortega y Gasset. The conflict between life and culture, spontaneity and tradition. Norton, $2.00.


The Furioso. By Leonard Bacon. The dash and the meaning of D’Annunzio in Byronic verse. Harpers, $2.50.
Give Your Heart to the Hawks. By Robinson Jeffers. A long narrative poem, contemporary in its scene. Liveright, $2.50.
Lucrece. By Andre Obey. Tr. by Thornton Wilder. The poetic play which few of us saw. Houghton Mifflin, $2.00.
As the Sun Shines. By Henry Williamson. Bucolic essays of mellowness and sympathy. Dutton, $2.95.


Ann Vickers. By Sinclair Lewis. The story of a woman and her American crusades. Doubleday, Doran, $2.50.
Erie Water. By Walter D. Edmonds. The picturesque people who built and used the Erie. Atlantic Monthly and Little, Brown, $2.50.
The Last Adam. By James Gould Cozzens. A small Connecticut village and a big country doctor in the flesh, Harcourt, Brace, $2.50.
One More Spring. By Robert Nathan. Gentle, appealing, ironical, is this novel of the depression. Knopf, $2,00.
The Provincial Lady in London. By E. M. Delafield. Witty and sophisticated observations of our contemporaries and their manners. Harpers, $2,50.
Pageant. By G. B. Lancaster. A romantic novel of the settlement of Tasmania. Century, $2.50.
The Bulpington of Blup. By H. G. Wells. A romanticist in a world of hard facts. Macmillan, $2.50.
Company K. By William March. Vivid war snapshots of the men in a single company. Smith & Haas, $2.00.
The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God. By Bernard Shaw. A new Shavian quest of explicable religion. Dodd. Mead, $1.50.
Jenny Wren. By E. IT. Young. Another rare character by the author of Miss Mole. Harcourt, Brace, $2.50.
Unfinished Symphony. By Sylvia Thompson. How smart London would appear to a beautiful ‘barbarian.’ Atlantic Monthly and Little, Brown, $2.50.
Hardy Perennial. By Helen Hull. Hard times hit an engaging family in New York’s upper crust. CowardMcCann, $2.50.
Public Faces. By Harold Nicolson. Light, mocking satire of British diplomats in public and in private. Houghton Mifflin, $2.50.
Union Square. By Albert Llalper. The unprivileged people of N.Y.C. Viking, $2.50.
Pocahontas. By David Garnett. The wise and imaginative revival of Colonial legends. Harcourt, Brace, $2.50.
Never Ask the End. By Isabel Paterson. Middle age making up for lost time abroad. Morrow, $2.50.