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American Detective Fact Cases

see under American Detective

American Detective Novels

Total Issues: 8?

Little is known about this publication, which is assumed to be a companion to American Detective Magazine. Most of the issues contained multiple stories, but for some of the issues identified to date only the lead novella is known and may comprise the total contents of the issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #107)
Publishers:   Cleveland Publishing Company, Sydney
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/-
Pagecounts:   98pp
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American Detective Series

Total Issues: 64

Contained Old Sleuth stories and reprints from Beadle publications and some Sherlock Holmes stories.

The original series had 40 issues. The amount was increased to 50 and again to 59 at various times during the 1920s, with an additional 5 "replacement issues".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Diamond Western

Total Issues: 145?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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The American Eagle

see under The Lone Eagle

American Eagles (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of American Eagles.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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American Eagles (UK)

see under The Lone Eagle (UK)

American Family

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1948 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American Family Publishing Corporation, Chicago
Editors:   John W. Mullen & Leslie Thorne
Formats:   US quarto
Prices:   5c
Frequency:   monthly

American Fantasy

Total Issues: 7

First two issues were non-fiction, an outgrowth of the Chicago Newsletter. When relaunched it was a high-gloss semi-pro slick with emphasis on good artwork and presentation. Two or three stories per issue. Authors include Tanith Lee, T.M. Wright, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Engstrom.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1982 – Winter 1988: Science Fiction Index (fiction and major articles only)
Publishers:   Robert & Nancy Garcia
Editors:   Robert & Nancy Garcia
Formats:   slick
Prices:   $4.95
Frequency:   quarterly, but no issues between May-1982 and Fall 1986
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American Fiction

Total Issues: 12

A series of booklets published in Britain during World War II. Most featured nude photographs on the covers, and are understandably quite rare now.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1944 – #12, 1946: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Utopian Publications Ltd., London
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The American Girl

A female equivalent of The American Boy, originally a Girl Scout magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  1917 – 1920, as The Rally
  1920 – 1979, as The American Girl: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.


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American Health

Publishes occasional fiction, e.g. "Molly's Baby" by Pat Lowery Collins (Jun-1989).

Issues & Index Sources

  ? – ?
  ? – present, as Health Magazine


  Time Health Media Inc.






The American Hebrew

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Nov-1935 – 14-Sep-1956
Publishers:   New York
Editors:   Florence Lindemann

American Home Literature

Total Issues: 49

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   International Book Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Homes

First to publish early stories by Jules Verne in translation; other authors include John Esten Cooke, Rebecca Harding Davis, Edward Eggleston.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1871 – Sep-1875


  Charles H. Taylor, Cambridge, MA.


  1871 – 1874: Charles H. Taylor
  1874 – 1875: George Cary Eggleston



American Illustrated Magazine

see under The American Magazine

American Indian Series

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  1910
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

American Indian Weekly

Total Issues: 32

Dime novel series containing primarily frontier and western and Northwest Mounted Police stories set in Canadian territory or British North America.

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Dec-1910 – 6-Jul-1911: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The American Jewess

"The only magazine in the world devoted to the interests of Jewish women" - published occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1895 – Aug-1899
Publishers:   Rosa Sonneschein Co., 3756 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Rosa Sonneschein
Prices:   10c

The American Legion Magazine

Begun as the specialist organ of the American Legion, but "...reaching a heterogeneous audience of millions, the publication became a slick general interest magazine" (Theodore Peterson, Magazines in the Twentieth Century). Fiction included "The Long Watch" by Robert A. Heinlein (Dec-1949). See The American Legion Reader ed. Victor Lasky (Hawthorn, 1953).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Jul-1919 – 18-Jun-1926, as The American Legion Weekly
  Jul-1926 – Jun-1937, as The American Legion Monthly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1937 – Jun-1981, as The American Legion Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1981 – present, as The American Legion



  ? – 1924: Harold Ross
  1924 – 1939: John T. Winterich




  4-Jul-1919 – 18-Jun-1926: weekly
  Jul-1926 – present: monthly
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