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among the best ever written by an American, and his "A Volunteer Poilu" was one of the successful books of the war. ROLAND HOLT has recently returned from visiting with his wife, Constance D'Arcy Mackay, theatres in England, France, and Italy, and has prepared an informal talk on what he saw in them. In London he lectured on "Scenery for Little Theatres", with lantern slides, a talk which he has given for the last three years at the Columbia Summer School, and which he will give at the 1925 Drama League Convention. He has spoken on the theatre in a score of leading American cities. His "List of Music for Pageants and Plays" has just been published. His "Living Stage" reviews of New York plays regularly appear in the Wilmington (Del.) "Every Evening" and Cleveland "Topics", also at times in the Springfield "Republican", and other papers. He has also contributed to "The Forum", "The Theatre", "Drama", and other periodicals.

KWEI CHEN has published his translations of various poems from his native tongue in the American magazines. He is living at present in Lincoln, at the University of Nebraska. DAVID LAWRENCE is president of the Consolidated Press Association, a leased wire service supplying newspapers from coast to coast. He recently wrote "The True Story of Woodrow Wilson", which was designed as an impartial interpretation of Woodrow Wilson's life. Mr. Lawrence watched Woodrow Wilson at close range for more than eighteen years and has personally heard most of the speeches collected in the volumes which he reviews. JOSEPH COLLINS has spent most of the winter in the south. His reviews and articles continue to appear in many of the magazines. His volume, "The Doctor Looks at Biography", will appear in the autumn as one of the "Modern Readers' Bookshelf" series. ANNE CARROLL MOORE, together with her Nicholas, has returned from a speaking trip through the west and is at work on a new book. Her department "The Three Owls", in "Books", the review section of the New York "Herald-Tribune", is one of the few weekly pages devoted exclusively to chil(Continued on third page following)

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dren's books. ARNOLD PATRICK has been much embarrassed by letters which claim that he puts too much stress on success in writing as opposed to art. He wishes to point out that it is of success he is writing, in terms of large sales, too. Perhaps some day, when he migrates to New York from his Vermont hills, he will write a series on success in terms of art

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more difficult to define. ELIZABETH J. COATSWORTH writes from California that she has missed the snow of eastern winters. She is a native of New England who has published two volumes of poetry, the last titled "Atlas and Beyond". LOUIS BROMFIELD, long the publicity and advertising manager of Putnam's, is retiring from that position to devote all of his time to the writing of novels and plays, and to traveling. LINDLEY WILLIAMS HUBBELL is a young poet whose work first appeared in "The Measure". ISABEL PATERSON still gossips

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Letters on the American Revolution, 1774-1776, ed. by Margaret
Wheeler Willard [Houghton].

National Isolation an Illusion, Political Independence not
Isolation, Interdependence of the United States and Europe,
by Perry Belmont [Putnam].

The Indestructible Union, Rudiments of Political Science for the
American Citizen, by William McDougall [Little].
Old Province Tales, by Archibald MacMechan [Doran].
Manchuria, A Survey, by Adachi Kinnosuke [McBride].
The Germans in the Making of America, by Frederick Franklin
Schrader [Stratford].

Virginia War History in Newspaper Clippings, ed. with a preface
by Arthur Kyle Davis [Richmond, Va.: War Hist. Commis-
Tory Democracy, by William J. Wilkinson, Ph.D. [Columbia U.].
The Day of Concord and Lexington, The Nineteenth of April,
1775, by Allen French [Little].

Lincoln's Last Speech in Springfield in the Campaign of 1858
[U. of Chi.].


The Complete Limerick Book, The Origin, History and Achievements of the Limerick, with over 400 Selected Examples, by Langford Reed [Putnam].

The Northern Muse, An Anthology of Scots Vernacular Poetry, arranged by John Buchan [Houghton].

The Best Poems of 1924, selected by Thomas Moult [Harcourt]. A Golden Treasury of Irish Verse, ed. by Lennox Robinson [Macmillan].

The Poor King's Daughter, by Aline Kilmer [Doran].

Selected Poems, by W. H. Davies [Harcourt].

Poems, by James Plimell Webb [Stratford].

Kate, and Other Poems, by Sarah McKinney [Stratford].

The Coconut Slide, and Others, by Elizabeth Beachley [Stratford].
The True Criteria, and Other Poems, by C. Horatio Warrick
[Kansas City, Mo.: Sojourner Press].

Scottish Poems of Robert Burns in His Native Dialect, by Sir
James Wilson, K. C. S. I., M.A.Edin. [Oxford].


Haunted Houses, Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account
of Hereditary Curses and Family Legends, by Charles G.
Harper [Lippincott].

Paul Bunyan, by Esther Shephard [Seattle: McNeil Press].
Paul Bunyan, by James Stevens [Knopf].

Tibetan Folk Tales, by Mrs. A. L. Shelton [Doran].

The Conference of the Birds, A Sufi Allegory, being an abridged version of Farid-ud-din Attar's Mantiq-ut-tayr, by R. P. Masani, M.A. [Oxford].

Psychology and Philosophy

The Creative Spirit: An Inquiry into American Life, by Rollo
Walter Brown [Harper].

Everyman's Genius, by Mary Austin [Bobbs].

Behaviorism, Lectures-in-Print, by John B. Watson [N. Y.:
People's Institute].


The Story of Wilbur the Hat, by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Quotable Anecdotes for Various Occasions, as collected by D. B.
Knox [Dutton].

Science and Nature Study

Tales You Won't Believe, by Gene Stratton-Porter [Doubleday].
The Heavens, by J. H. Fabre, trans. by Dr. E. E. Fournier
d'Albe [Lippincott].

Secrets of the Salmon, by Edward Ringwood Hewitt [Scribner].
Fleetfin, An Idyll of a Little River, by Clarke Venable, with a
prefatory note by Henry van Dyke [Reilly & Lee].
Week-Ends at the Farm, by Thomas Anthony Wilson [Frank-

Concerning the Nature of Things, by Sir William Bragg, K.B.E.
D.Sc.. F.R.S. [Harper].


A Study of the Liberal College, by Leon B. Richardson [Hanover
N. H.: Dartmouth College].

The Foreign Student in America, ed. by W. Reginald Wheeler.
Henry H. King, and Alexander B. Davidson, with a foreword
by Robert E. Speer [Association].


How to Prepare for Europe, by H. A. Guerber, rev. ed. [Dodd].
Hunting and Adventure in the Arctic, by Fridtjof Nansen [Duf-

Adventures of a Scholar Tramp, by Glen H. Mullin [Century].
Meek Americans, and Other European Trifles, by Joseph Warren
Beach [U. of Chi.].

Beyond the Utmost Purple Rim: Abyssinia, Somaliland, Kenya
Colony, Zanzibar, The Comoros, Madagascar, by E. Alexander
Powell [Century].

Over the Hills of Ruthenia, by Henry Baerlein [Liveright].
Alaska, An Empire in the Making, by John J. Underwood, rev.
ed. [Dodd].

Grass, by Merian C. Cooper, foreword by William Beebe [Putnam].

My Heart in the Hills, by Charles Hansen [Dorrance].



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