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Huns, Holding Back the.
Picardy and Flanders, The Situation in.
472, 574, 641
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On the Red Cross and the War..
age and National Unity
Spirit of '63, The...
Elsie Singunaster 383
..T. D. Carinan
A. H. Beard
..G. W. Cable 214
Robertson Matthews 287
Girl, American, Facts and Counsels for the.
Winifred Buck 16
Government, The, as Railway Manager. T. H. Price 551
Dorothy Canfield 639
.J. H. Odell 206
Helpless, Not to Be.
.L. E. Theiss 40
L. La T. Driggs 588
421, 162, 494, 530, 500, 59, 631, 666
W. E. Brooks 101
man Side of Tamiany.. ...F. M. Davenport 522
Perey MacKaye and Francis Macmillen 03
Inferno, The Lips of the..
...J. H. Odell 583
.G. C. Speranza 105
.J. H. Odell 63
W. E. Brooks 549
Eliza R. Scidmore 312
Mercier's (Cardinal) Farewell. ....Charlotte Kellogg 524
J. H. Odell 520
Music for the Soldierg....
R. B. Eskil 89
Peace League, The War Spirit of a.
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Does the Administration Neela War Cabinet ?... 31
Agriculture, The War Work of the Department of.
Clarence Ousley 517
A. F. Winslow 426
American Consecration Hymn.
Perey MacKaye and Francis Macmillen
W. T. Ellis 186
Arthur McQuaid, American : From Every Storiny
.Herinan Schneider 420
Diplomacy, American, Dramatic Moments in (Page).
Amazing Interlude, The (Rinehart).
Statue in the Wood, The (Pryce).
Fleets, The Fighting (Paine)...
India and the Future (Archer)...
Mackinac, Historic (Wood).
Reminiscences, My (Pumpelly).
C. H. Towne 253
W. H. Osborne 209
R. C. Starbard 220
Against the Wall..
Theresa V. Beard 13
America in Arms, To... Gabriele d'Annunzio 632
. Amelia J. Burr 69
..John Richards 453
Theodosia Garrison 369
Priscilla Leonard 153
. Percy Waxman 623
My Boy in France..
Cornelia B. Rogers 482
My Garden with Walls.
W. E. Brooks 4:0
Navy, Men of the
R. D. Bird
New York City Pastels.
. Alter Brody 188
Phoenician Tomb on the Coast of Africa, To a.
W. K. Rainsford 564
Prayer Before an Attack.. Woodbine Willie 532
....C. H. Towne 313
Shadow of Silence, The.
H. T. Pulsifer 114
..A. F. Feldman 327
Strong Young Eagles, The.. H. T. Pulsifer 383
G. C. Speranza 595
War Tiines in the Mountains. Ann Cobb:
1-"Dulcimore Over the Fireboard”
II- The Cripple Woman..
Postal Zone Law, The...
Railway Manager, The Goverument as a..T. H. Price 551
Ainerican in the Fighting Line ''). George Kennan 153
..L. E. Theiss 2:13
W. L. Stiger 519
A. H. Beard 485
Crawforit Vaughan 381
Shoulder Straps, How to Win and Wear Thein.
C.F. Martin 656
Skeptic, The Cor viction of a ....... Mary Dewhurst 22
F. M. Davenport 522
Ruth W. Kauffman 386
T. H. Price 61
Reast's Head, The..
....C.L. W. 102
Bidding Gol-Speed to the Men in Khaki. A. E. Isaac 189
Billy Crowther Enlists.
E E. Ferris 313
Biography, The Art of.
Esther Matson 30
Bit, Your or Your Best ?.
W. J. Cromie 600
Bolshevism and Japan.
.Gregory Mason 239
Budget, A National.
..Peter Michelson 112
" Buffaloes, The".
..0. E. McKaine 14
Camping and the Motor Car. ..Adelaide (vington 27+
Chance. Taking a...
.Rosamond Coney 316
Chaplain, A French, among American Soldiers in
Victor Monod 78
Chaplains, Write to the..
...C. F. Armitage 667
Chapman, Paul, The Case of.. Berenice C. Skidelsky 587
Child Labor Law, Federal, Appealed..
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.F. A. Collins 101
.T. H. Price 230
..Gregory Mason 623
Clarence Ousley 517
Theodore Roosevelt 62
Harold Kellock 308
H. M. Domer 103
Flight, A First
France, American Soldiers in
Francis Rogers CO
.J. H. Odell 62:
C.F. Goodrich 192
Stéphane Lauzanne 488
D. L. Hanson Opp. 466
A. E. Isaac 189
Ellsworth Eliot, Jr. 190
A Hostess 191
U-Boat Hunters, The (Connolly)
Village in Picardy, A (Gaines)
Virgin Islands, The (De Booy and Faris)
Warfare of To Day. The (Azan).
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books as much as they need tobacco, to keep them from brooding over their hardships.
VEW Americans yet realize how greatly
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The American Library Association, acting on General Pershing's appeal, has issued a nation-wide call for books for soldiers and sailors. We are glad to help in this work, and the following offer should help :
If you purchase 10 of our Little Leather Library volumes-and you can surely find among them ten that you have always wanted to read, we will give you in addition a Kit Box containing five books bound in a special “ fabricated leather," which can be sent to someone in the army or navy. If you know no one to whom to send them, take them to your nearest library, which will forward them to the boys abroad.
Immediate action is advised, if you care to take advantage of this offer. We have quite a large number of Kit Boxes which will be donated in this way; but this offer is an unusual one, and we reserve the right to return the money of any person responding to this notice, should this supply of Kit Boxes be exhausted.
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A Mental Habit that Stunts the
Lives of Millions of Americans
pocket, and I had one with me always; I know that any person with native sometimes when I went on trips for my intelligence can do the same. I relate my firm, I used to carry half a dozen with me. experience because it may be of help to Do not misunderstand me. I did not readers of The Outlook, who-in their pore through anything uninteresting to moments of introspection--may realize, as gain an empty “culture." I read because I I did, how narrowing and stunting is that was fascinated. I began to understand that insidious American disease, newspaper-itis ! the great books of the past are not called
Let me say in the beginning, that I have classics just because they appeal to a few prono prejudice against newspapers—I buy fessors and “high-brows,” but because they two each day, morning and evening. But have charmed and inspired millions of plain I have learned to discriminate between men and women like myself. I read because news and gossip.
I could not tear myself away. I began to A few days ago twenty-two families see why present-day writers themselves call were driven out of an apartment building these greater men “masters." I became by a fire which started in the basement. imbued with ideals of life that had been a
Tens of thousands of people read that closed book. Great characters in novels, item. Why? What did it benefit them to which were bywords to educated people, know about it? Could they use that great poems and essays I had heard of but knowledge in their business?
Could they never read, became familiar to me. use it in their social lives? Did it in any In an amazingly short time I was a fairly way broaden their outlook on life? No! well-read man. The range of my reading It was read because the average American astonished even myself. I had become is suffering from “ newspaper-itis.” In thoroughly familiar with some of the best the same newspaper I counted 176 separate writings of all time, and I did this by savnews items just as unimportant as the ing the minutes I used to spend in reading above! And that is the kind of stuff with
newspaper gossip. which we feed our brains every morning and evening! Is it any wonder that Europeans are THE change in my life was marked, both from amazed at the lack of culture in America ? Is it a social and practical point of view. No longer any wonder that they call us “newspaper fiends”? ?
was I embarrassed in the company of my
educated friends. I found I was as well read as TO one questions the value and service rendered they. No longer did I feel a secret embarrassment
by newspapers. But a newspaper must be read and wish myself miles off when they discussed
with an object in view. Usually all the real, subjects of which I had been ignorant. My vital news of the day can be read in a few opinions and ideas now seemed as clear-cut as theirs. minutes. This is proved by the fact that news- I could express myself. I could talk about somepaper editors summarize all the important happen- thing else than fires, murders, accidents and tittleings of the day in two or three columns of editorials ! tattle. I no longer had to preface my remarks with
For a great many years I, too, was a “newspaper “I see by the papers." My social life was revoluslave." Every morning at the breakfast table I tionized. More important, my inner life was revwaded through my newspaper. On my way to work, olutionized. I had stumbled by chance into a world izt lunch and in the evening, newspapers occupied that was dark to me before, a world now opened up practically every spare moment I had. There wasn't by the greatest minds that perhaps have ever been i fire, a divorce, or an accident I didn't know all on this earth. And I prospered in business, inabont. I could argue with any one about the day's cidentally. Whenever I meet a man he listens to me occurrences. But my conversation was inane, and I because I have something to say. soon became looked upon as a plain male gossip. In 1 philosophize often about these books and their business, too, I was a nobody among my associates, authors. I look back and realize how much of this because my power of thought was confined to the Great Show of life I would have missed had I not insignificant daily occurrences which mean nothing. become acquainted with them. They present aspects
I realized vaguely what was the matter with my- of life far beyond the humdrum existence of most self. For years I was haunted with the thought of us. They have opened my eyes-they have that I lacked education--not necessarily a college opened the eyes of millions of men like me-to the training, but the sort of knowledge that would tragedy and the glory of life, to its humor and to broaden me mentally, that would make me a bigger its pain, to its mystery--and to its meaning. I have man, that would enable me to listen understand- broken my newspaper habit by substituting someingly, talk interestingly and intelligently.
thing worth while.-M. B. S. One evening, on my way home from work, a friend who was seated beside me, reached into his pocket and brought forth a little limp leather book.
THE name of the writer of this interesting and I myself, as usual, was reading a newspaper. I had never thought of reading a book to and from work, request. The publishers of the Little Leather because the ordinary book is too large and un
Library--for that is the edition he refers to-have wieldy to carry around. I asked my friend where published these leather-bound masterpieces for men he secured his little leather book, and he told me and women like him, so that they cun read profitably the name of the publishers.
in spare time. Fifteen minutes a day, usually spent
reading newspaper gossip, will within a short time WHAT was the beginning of a change that was a give any person a liberal education in literature. In
List of Titles. 30c each, Postpaid
NOTE: The Little Leather Library is bound in genuine sheepskin. With each 10 books purchased, we will give free a Soldier's Kit Box, containing five of our books bound in fabricated leather." ['se coupon below. 1 Christmas Carol
31 Fairy Tales Dickens
Hans Andersen 2 Essays
32 Bab Ballads Ralph W. Emerson
W. S. Gilbert 3 Barrack Room Ballads 33 Mother Goose Rhymes
Kipling 34 Hiawatha 4 Without Benefit of
Henry W. Longfellou Clergy Kipiing 35 Ghosts llenrik Ibsen 5 Short Stories
36 Idylls of the King. Vol.I De Man 18.11nt
Alfred Lord Tennyson 6 Tales from the Arabian 37 Idylls of the King. Vol.2 Nights
Alfred Lord Tennyson 7 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 38 Friendship, and Other Robert Louis Sterenson
Essays 8 Fifty Best Poems of
Henry Thoreau Eugland
39 Socialism for Million9 Fifty Best Poems of aires (. Bernud Shaur America
40 On Going to Church 10 Rubaiyat of Omar
( G. Bernard Shaw Khayyam | 11 Hamlet
41 Through the Looking Shuktspeare
Glass Luix ('arroll 112 King Lear Shakespeare
42 Meinories of President 13 Macbeth Shakespeare
Lincoln 14 Merchant of Venice
Walt Whilman Shakespeare 43 Othello Shakespeare 15 Romeo and Juliet 44 As You Like It Shakespeare
Shakespeare I 16 Julius Caesar
45 Midsummer Night's Shiukespeare
Dream Shakespeare 17 Sonnets Shukrstir
46 The Ancient Mariner 18 Rip Van Winkle Twing Samuel T. Coleridge
19 Sherlock Holines Doyle 47 Uses of Great Men | 20 A Doll's House
Ralph W. Emerson Il nrik Ibsen 48 Inferno
Dante 21 The Murders in the 49 Speeches and Letters Rue Morgue
George Washingtum Edgar Allan Por 50 A Dream of John Bull 27 Ballad of Reading Gaol
Prosper Merrimao 24 Speeches and Audresses 53 Confessions of an Opi.
Alorutham Lincoln um Fater De Quincey 25 The Bear Hunt, etc. 54 The Raven and Other Lro Tolstoy
l'oeius 26 Sonnets from the Por
Elgar Allan Pop tuguese
The Finest Story in the Elisabeth Broning
kipling 27 Dreams (lire Srhreiner 56 Words of Jesus 28 Alice in Wonderland 57 Tilly loss Scandal Luis Carroll
James M. Barrie 29 A Child's Garden of 58 Poems Robert Brning Verses
59 Munir Try Robert Louis Sterenson 64 The Last Days of a 30 Comtesse de Saint
Condemned Man Geran Alexandre Dumas
veritable revolution in my life. In the evening publishing these works in such a form that they
I wrote a letter, and by return mail I received may be easily carried around, a genuine need has a list of the small limp leather volumes in this been filled. This is shown by the fact that nearly edition. Many of the titles I recognized as ones I had two million of these little volumes have been bought always wished to read. I sent for a few of the books by the American public. itt once, and they were exactly what I wanted. From The sixty books, each one bound in leather, are that time on, instead of wasting my time in profit- published at a price within the reach of any purseless reading, I began to devote myself to these 30c a volume, postpaid. great works. At home-in the street cars-every- These handy little volumes have also proved where-- whenever I had a few spare moments, I ideally suitable for soldiers. They are carried in the reed it story, a poem, a play, or an
pockets into the trenches, where the boys need
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