Books from 1940 with US copyright not renewed



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PROBABLY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I believe to be US citizens, books by non-US citizens that I believe to have been first published or simultaneously (ie, within 30 days) published in the US, and books I believe to have been published in the US by foreign authors whose period of copyright in their native country had expired by 1996 Jan 1.

George (Bancroft) ABBE {US} [M: 1911 Jan 28 - 1989 Mar 15]
	Dreamer's Clay [f|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Thomas Perkins ABERNETHY {US} [M: 1890 Aug 25 - 1975 Nov 12]
	The Burr Conspiracy [n|{40:E}1940]

Thomas Ritchie ADAM {US?} [M: 1900 May 7 - 1990 Oct]
	The Worker's Road To Learning [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Cleve Franklin ADAMS {US} [M: 1895 - 1949 (or 1950)]
	And Sudden Death [{40:E:US}1940]
	Sabotage (UK: Death At The Dam) (aka: Death Before Breakfast) [f|{40:E:US}1940]

(Marguerite) Fay (nee?)Greene ADAMS, Mrs TIEGS {US} [F: 1903 - ?]
	Manual For Teachers In Elementary Education [n|{40:E}1940]

Rev, Hampton ADAMS {US} [M: 1897 Mar 2 - 1965 Jun 14]
	You And Your Minister [n|{40:E}1940]

Harlen Martin ADAMS {US} [M: 1904 Mar 15 - 1997 Dec 19]
	Junior College Library Program [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Martin Ray ADAMS {US} [M: 1892 Aug 6 - 1966 Jan 2]
	Political Radicalism In England, 1789-1799 [n|{40:E}1940]

Edith Josephine AGNEW {US} [F: 1897 Oct 13 - 1988 Feb 20]
	The Songs Of Marcelino [p|{40:E:US}1940]

Conrad (Potter) AIKEN {US} [M: 1889 Aug 5 - 1973 Aug 17]
	The Conversation; Or, Pilgrim's Progress [f|{40:E}1940]

(William) Hervey ALLEN (Jr) {US} [M: 1889 (wrongly 1897) Dec 8 - 1949 Dec 28]
	It Was Like This: Two Stories Of The Great War [s|{40:E:US}1940]

Nina ALMOND {US} [F: 1882 Aug 24 - 1964 Oct]
	Special Collections In The Hoover Library On War... (w H H FISHER) [n|{40:E}1940]

Julia (nee)Cooley ALTROCCHI {US} [F: 1893 Jul 4 - 1972 Nov 13]
	Wolves Against The Moon [f|{40:E}1940]

Oscar(=Oskar) AMERINGER {US} [M: 1870 Aug 4 - 1943 Nov 5]
	If You Don't Weaken [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Archibald Watson ANDERSON {US} [M: 1905 Sep 21 - 1965 Jul 1]
	The Montgomery County Survey (w others) [n|{40:E}1940]

John Peyton ANDERSON {US} [M: 1904 (or 1905) - 1979]
	A Study Of The Relationships Between Certain...Parental... [n|{40:E}1940]

Wing ANDERSON {US} [M: 1890 - ?]
	Seven Years That Change The World, 1941-1948 [n|{40:E}1940]

George (Carl Johann) ANTHEIL {US} [M: 1900 Jul 8 - 1959 Feb 12]
	The Shape Of The War To Come (anon) [n|{40:E}1940]

Joseph Herbert APPEL {US} [M: 1873 Jul 19 - 1949 Jul 26]
	Growing Up With Advertising [a|{40:E:US}1940]

George Simpson ARMSTRONG {US} [M: 1886 Apr 19 - 1962 Sep 12]
	An Engineering Interpretation Of The Economic...American Industry [n|{40:E}1940]

Margaret Neilson ARMSTRONG {US} [F: 1867 Sep 24 - 1944 Jul 18]
	Trelawney: A Man's Life [b|{40:E}1940]

Roscoe Lewis ASHLEY {US} [M: 1872 Jun 22 - 1965 May 19]
	America And The European Crisis [n|{40:E}1940]

Gertrude (Franklin) ATHERTON, nee HORN {US} [F: 1857 Oct 30 - 1948 Jun 14]
	The House Of Lee [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Frederick Grant ATKINSON {US} [M: 1864 - 1940]
	A Fascinating Game... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Irving BABBITT {US} [M: 1865 Aug 2 - 1933 Jul 15]
	Spanish Character And Other Essays (ed MANCHESTER & others) [e|{40:E}1940]

Ernest Joy BALDWIN {US} [M: 1890 - ?]
	Principles Of Inorganic And Analytical Chemistry [n|{40:E}1940]

Charles Inman BARNARD {US} [M: 1850 Mar 15 - ?]
	Cities And Men (ps: Inman BARNARD) (ed Sisley HUDDLESTON) [a|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Harry Elmer BARNES {US} [M: 1889 Jun 15 - 1968 Aug 25]
	Universal World History (jt ed) [6v|n|{40:E}1940]

Albert Edward BARNETT, Jr {US} [M: 1895 Aug 29 - 1961]
	Understanding The Parables Of Our Lord [n|{40:E}1940]

Rex (Ellingwood) BEACH {US} [M: 1877 Sep 1 - 1949 Dec 7]
	Personal Exposures [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Carleton BEALS {US} [M: 1893 Nov 13 - 1979 Jun 26]
	Pan America [{40:E}1940]

Joseph Clark BECK {US} [M: 1870 - ?]
	Fifty Years In Medicine [a|{40:E:US}1940]

John BEECHER {US} [M: 1904 Jan 22 - 1980 May 11]
	And I Will Be Heard [{40:E}1940]

Edward Price BELL {US} [M: 1869 Mar 1 - 1943 Sep 23]
	Seventy Years Deep [a|{40:E}1940]
	The Basic Principles Of Journalism [n|{40:E}1940]

James Warner BELLAH {US} [M: 1899 Sep 14 - 1976 Sep 22]
	The Bones Of Napoleon [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Rep, Perry BELMONT {US} [M: 1851 (wrongly 1850) Dec 28 - 1947 May 25]
	An American Democrat: The Recollections Of Perry Belmont [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Eva BERRY {US} [F: 1905 Jan 6 - 1957]
	Labor Of Love Through Alabama Baptist Woman's Missionary... [n|{40:E}1940]

Katherine Fiske BERRY {US} [F: 1877 Aug 31 - before 1978]
	A Pioneer Doctor In Old Japan [{40:E}1940]

Martin BLUMENSON {US} [M: 1918 Nov 8 - 2005 Apr 15]
	Duel For France [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Boyd Henry BODE {US} [M: 1873 Oct 4 - 1953 Mar 29]
	How We Learn [n|{40:E}1940]

William Pène du BOIS / DU BOIS {US} [M: 1916 May 9 - 1993 Feb 5]
	The Case Of The Frightened Fish [f|{40:E}1940]

Prof, James Cummings BONBRIGHT {US} [M: 1891 Dec 5 - 1985 Nov 10]
	Public Utilities And The National Power Policies [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, James Cloyd BOWMAN {US} [M: 1880 Jan 18 - 1961 Sep 27]
	Mystery Mountain [{40:E}1940]

Ora BRADLEY, nee LEWIS {US} [F: 1869 - 1959]
	The Country Doctor's Wife [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Joseph Lancaster BRENT [M: 1826 - 1905]
	Memoirs Of The War Between The States [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Thomas Henry BRIGGS {US} [M: 1877 - 1971]
	Pragmatism And Pedagogy [n|{40:E}1940]

Gwen BRISTOW, Mrs MANNING, aka MacCURRAN {US} [F: 1903 Sep 16 - 1980 Aug 16]
	Gwen Bristow: A Self-Portrait [a|{40:E}1940]

Bertrand Harris BRONSON {US} [M: 1902 (wrongly 1903) Jun 22 - 1986 Mar 14]
	Five Studies In Literature (w others) [e|{40:E}1940]

Rev, George S BROOKES {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Thank You America: The Tribute Of An Englishman [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Earl (Russell) BROWDER {US} [M: 1891 May 20 - 1973 Jun 27]
	An American Foreign Policy For Peace [n|{40:E}1940]
	Earl Browder Takes His Case To The People [n|{40:E}1940]
	Earl Browder Talks To The Senators On...Voorhis 'Blacklist' Bill [n|{40:E}1940]
	Internationalism: Results Of The 1940 Election [n|{40:E}1940]
	The Jewish People And The War [n|{40:E}1940]
	The Most Peculiar Election: The Campaign Speeches Of Earl Browder [n|{40:E}1940]
	The People Against The War-Makers [n|{40:E}1940]
	The People's Road To Peace [n|{40:E}1940]

George Sands BRYAN {US} [M: 1879 Sep 6 - 1943 Dec 22]
	The Great American Myth:...Lincoln's Murder [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Llewellyn Morgan BUELL {US} [M: 1888 May 29 - 1975 Feb 13]
	A Guide To Better Writing (w Majl EWING & F P ROLFE) [n|{40:E}1940]

Ernest F BURCHARD {US} [M: 1875 May 20 - 1961]
	The Cement Industry In Alabama [n|{40:E}1940]

(Frank) Gelett BURGESS {US} [M: 1866 Jan 30 - 1951 Sep 18 (or 17)]
	New Goops [p|{40:E}1940]

Katharine BURT, nee NEWLIN {US} [F: 1882 Sep 6 - 1977 Jun]
	No Surrender [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, James Ralston CALDWELL {US} [M: 1900 or 1901 Jan 20 - 1965 Apr 4]
	Five Studies In Literature (w others) [e|{40:E}1940]

Alfreda CARHART, nee POST {US} [F: ? - ?]
	It Happened In Syria [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Robert Ormond CASE {US} [M: 1895 Oct 8 - 1964 Mar 26]
	River Of The West [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Pearl (Ida) CASTILE {US} [F: 1891 Feb 23 - 1974 Oct 3]
	A Textbook Of Surgical Nursing (w Henry S BROOKES, Jr) [n|?/{40:E}1940]

Paul A CASTLETON {US} [M: ? - after 1968]
	Thrilling Adventures Of Robin Hood [f|{40:E}1940]

Edward Potts CHEYNEY {US} [M: 1861 Jan 17 - 1947 Feb 1]
	History Of The University Of Pennsylvania [n|{40:E}1940]

Ann (nee)Nolan CLARK {US} [F: 1896 (or 1898) Dec 5 - 1995 Dec 6]
	Little Herder In Spring [{40:E}1940]

Sydney Aylmer CLARK {US} [M: 1890 Aug 18 - 1975 Apr 20]
	The East Coast Of South America, With Sydney A Clark [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, James Mason CLINE {US} [M: 1897 (wrongly 1898) Dec 31 - 1968 Mar 31 (wrongly 15)]
	Five Studies In Literature (w others) [e|{40:E}1940]

Elizabeth (Jane) COATSWORTH, Mrs BESTON {US} [F: 1893 May 31 - 1986 Aug 31]
	The Littlest House [{40:E}1940]

Ida (Belle) (nee)Sublette COBB {US} [F: 1881 Jan 5 - 1956 Sep 27]
	The River Shuttle [f|{40:E}1940]

William Laurence COLEMAN {US} [M: 1920 Aug 2 - 1982 Aug 13]
	'Wreath Without Laurel': An Anti-War Fantasy [f|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Arthur Holly COMPTON {US} [M: 1892 Sep 10 - 1962 (wrongly 1961) Mar 15]
	On Going To College (w others) [n|{40:E}1940]

Winnifred (nee)Harper COOLEY {US} [F: 1874 Oct 2 - 1967 Oct 20]
	I Knew Them When... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Frank (Cooper) CRAIGHEAD, Jr {US} [M: 1916 Aug 14 - 2001 Oct 21]
	A Field Guide To Rocky Mountain Wild Flowers (w Ray J DAVIS) [n|{40:E}1940]

Thomas CRAVEN {US} [M: 1888 or 1889 Jan 6 - 1969 Feb 27]
	Men Of Art [n|{31:R}1931/{40:E}1940]

Elizabeth DALY {US} [F: 1878 Oct 15 - 1967 Sep 2]
	Unexpected Night [f|{40:E}1940]

Josephine (Dodge) DASKAM, Mrs BACON {US} [F: 1876 Feb 17 - 1961 Jul 29]
	The Door In The Closet (ps: Josephine Daskam BACON) [f|{40:E}1940]

Richard Carlyle DAVIDS {US} [M: 1913 May 15 - 1984 Jan]
	This Is Our Land [n|{40:E}1940]

Mary Jane DAVIES, Mrs AMOS (ps: Mary S COLLINS) {US} [F: 1872 - ?]
	'Blessed Are The Pure In Heart'... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Jerome DAVIS {US} [M: 1891 Dec 2 - 1979 Oct 19]
	Labor Problems In America (jt ed) [n|{40:E}1940]

Ray J DAVIS {US} [M: ? - ?]
	A Field Guide To Rocky Mountain Wild Flowers (w Frank CRAIGHEAD, Jr) [n|{40:E}1940]

Everette Lee DE GOLYER {US} [M: 1886 - ?]
	The Development Of The Art Of Prospecting [n|{40:E}1940]

Charles C DEAM {US} [M: 1865 - 1953]
	The Flora Of Indiana [n|{40:E}1940]

Joel DEAN {US} [M: 1906 Oct 5 - 1979 Feb]
	Management Counsel Profession [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Roy Joseph DEFERRARI {US} [M: 1890 Jun 1 - 1969 Aug 24]
	A Concordance Of Lucian (w M Walburg FANNING & Anne S SULLIVAN) [n|{40:E}1940]

William Harrison DEMPSEY (ps: Jack DEMPSEY) {US} [M: 1895 Jun 24 - 1983 May 31]
	Round By Round [a|{40:E}1940]

Charles Willard DIFFIN {US} [M: 1884 Mar 25 - 1966 May 15]
	Gray Smoke: The Coyote Of El Coronel [f|{40:E}1940]

Richard John DINSMORE {US} [M: 1875 - ?]
	'Hoss' Doctor [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Davis DRESSER {US} [M: 1904 Jul 31 - 1977 Feb 4]
	The Uncomplaining Corpses (ps: Brett HALLIDAY) [f|{40:E:US}1940]
	The Hangman Of Sleepy Valley (UK: The Masked Riders Of...) [f|{40:E:US}1940]
	Return Of The Rio Kid (ps: Don DAVIS) [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Guy P DuBOIS {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Artists Say The Silliest Things [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Rev, Charles Judson DUTTON {US} [M: 1888 - ?]
	Saints And Sinners [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Richard (Ghormley) EBERHART {US} [M: 1904 Apr 5 - 2005 Jun 9 (or 8) (wrongly 14)]
	Song And Idea [p|{40:E}1940]

James Russell ECKMAN {US} [M: 1908 Apr 25 - 1987 Apr 28]
&	Memoirs Of An Ambulance Company Officer (w Harry L SMITH) [n|{40:E}c1940]

Elsie Emilie EGERMEIER {US} [F: 1890 Jul 28 - 1986 Oct]
	Picture Story Life Of Christ [b|{40:E}1940]
	Friends Of Jesus [{40:E}1940]

Robert G ELLIOTT {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Agents Of Death [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Victor ELTING {US} [M: 1871 Oct 13 - 1965]
	Recollections Of A Grandfather [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Fred ENGELHARDT {US} [M: 1885 Apr 15 - 1944 Feb 3]
	Second Course In Algebra (w Leonard D HAERTTER) [n|{29:E}1929/{40:E}1940]

Harry A EPPERSON {US} [M: 1880 Nov 19 - 1948 Dec 4]
	Colorado As I Saw It [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Majl EWING {US} [M: 1903 May 24 - 1967 Nov 4]
	A Guide To Better Writing (w L M BUELL & F P ROLFE) [n|{40:E}1940]

Sister, Maria Walburg FANNING {US} [F: ? - ?]
	A Concordance Of Lucian (w R J DEFERRARI & Anne S SULLIVAN) [n|{40:E}1940]

Floyd Forney FARNSWORTH {US} [M: 1869 - ?]
	Saga Of A Country Doctor Among The West Virginia Hills [a|{40:E}c1940]

Prof, Virginia FAULKNER {US} [F: 1913 Mar 1 - 1980 Sep]
	My Hey-Day [f|{40:E}1940]

Kenneth (F) FEARING {US} [M: 1902 - 1961 Jun]
	Collected Poems Of Kenneth Fearing [p|{40:E}1940]

Rev, Edward Baxter FEATHERSTON {US} [M: 1850 Mar 17 - 1945 Oct 17]
	A Pioneer Speaks [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Agnes FEEHAN, aka Sister, MARY EDWARD (ps: CLEMENTIA) {US?} [F: 1878 - ?]
	Wilhelmina [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Harrison FORMAN {US} [M: 1904 Jun 15 - 1978 Jan]
	Horizon Hunter... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Rev, Bert FOSTER {US} [M: ? - ?]
	A Rocky Mountain Parson [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Lera-Biddena FRIEDEMANN, nee ELLIOT {US} [F: 1890 Dec 12 - 1967 Sep]
	Under Five Flags: Experiences...Friedemanns, Missionaries... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Ralph Henry GABRIEL {US} [M: 1890 Apr 29 - 1987 Apr 21]
	American Democracy In The World Crisis [n|{40:E}1940]

Joseph A GAINARD {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Yankee Skipper [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Paul (William) GALLICO {US} [M: 1897 Jul 26 - 1976 Jul 15]
	The Secret Front [f|{40:E}1940]

Howard Roger GARIS {US} [M: 1873 Apr 25 - 1962 Nov 6]
	Teddy And The Mystery Deer [f|{40:E}1940]
	Buddy In Deep Valley [f|{40:E}1940]
	Uncle Wiggily In The Country [f|{40:E}1940]

Caleb Frank GATES {US} [M: 1857 Oct 18 - 1946 Apr 9 (or 10)]
	Not To Me Only [a|{40:E}1940]

Dana GATLIN (ps?) {US} [F: 1884 - 1940]
	God Is The Answer [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Anna Hadwick GAYTON, Mrs SPIER {US} [F: 1899 Sep 20 - 1977 Sep 18]
	Yokuts And Western Mono Myths (w Stanley S NEWMAN) [n|{40:E}1940]

Ernest R GEE [M: ? - ?]
	The Sportsman's Library [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Benjamin GITLOW {US} [M: 1891 Dec 22 (or 21) - 1965 Jul 19]
	I Confess: The Truth About American Communism [a|{40:E}1940]

Frederick Dilley GLIDDEN (ps: Luke SHORT) {US} [M: 1908 Nov 19 - 1975 Aug 18]
	Bounty Guns [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]
	War On The Cimarron (UK: Hurricane Range) [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Arthur Henry GOODEN {UK/US?} [M: 1879 Oct 23 - 1971 Jul 22]
	Boss Of The OK (ps: Brett RIDER) [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Elihu GRANT {US} [M: 1873 Jul 12 - 1942 Nov 2]
	Palestine, Our Holy Land [n|{40:E}1940]

Jackson GREGORY {US} [M: 1882 Mar 12 - 1943 Jun 12]
	The Girl At The Crossroads [f|{40:E:US}1940]
	I Must Ride Alone [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Johnny(=John Barton) GRUELLE {US} [M: 1880 Dec 24 - 1938 Jan 9]
	Raggedy Ann In The Garden [f|{40:E}1940/{43:R:H}1943]
	Raggedy Ann Helps Grandpa Hoppergrass [f|{40:E}1940/{43:R:H}1943]
	Raggedy Ann And The Hoppy Toad [f|{40:E}1940/{43:R:H}1943]

Rev, Leslie Lee GWALTNEY {US} [M: 1876 Mar 5 - 1955]
	Forty Of The Twentieth [{40:E}1940]

Helen HALL, Mrs KELLOGG {US} [F: 1892 Jan 4 - ?]
	My Dog Lucky (w William Franklin HALL) [{40:E}1940]

William Franklin HALL {US} [M: 1885 - ?]
	My Dog Lucky (w Helen HALL) [{40:E}1940]

Richard HALLIBURTON {US} [M: 1900 Jan 9 - 1939 Mar 24]
	Richard Halliburton, His Story Of His Life's Adventures [a|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Marcus Lee HANSEN {US} [M: 1892 Dec 8 - 1938 May 11]
	The Mingling Of The Canadian And American... (w J B BREBNER) [n|{40:E}1940]

US Pres, Benjamin HARRISON {US} [M: 1833 Aug 20 - 1901 Mar 13]
	Correspondence Between...And James G Blaine (ed A T VOLWILER) [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Paul Wilberforce HARRISON {US} [M: 1883 - ?]
	Doctor In Arabia [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Marsden HARTLEY {US} [M: 1877 Jan 4 - 1943 Sep 2]
	Androscoggin [p|{40:E:US}1940]

Henry Stanley HASKINS (ps: A B) {US} [M: 1875 - 1965]
	Meditations In Wall Street [{40:E}1940]

Helmut Eugen Benjamin Gellert HAUSER {US} [M: 1895 May 17 - 1984 Dec 26]
	A Training Course In Health-Eating [n|{40:E}1940]

Robert (Earl) HAYDEN {US} [M: 1913 Aug 4 - 1980 Feb 25]
	Heart-Shape In The Dust [p|{40:E}1940]

S Burton HEATH {US} [M: 1898 - ?]
	Yankee Reporter [a|{40:E}1940]

Arch Oliver HECK {US} [M: 1887 Sep 30 - 1976 Mar]
	The Education Of Exceptional Children [n|{40:E}1940/{53:E}1953]

Charles Newman HECKELMANN {US} [M: 1913 Oct 24 - ?]
	The Winning Forward Pass (ps: Charles LAWTON) [f|{40:E:US}1940]

John J HEEREN {US} [M: 1875 - ?]
	On The Shantung Front:...Presbyterian Church In The USA, 1861-... [n|{40:E}1940]

Ellinor HEISER, nee STEWART {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Days Gone By [a|{40:E:US}1940]

George Wylie HENDERSON {US} [M: 1904 Jun 14 - ?]
	Jule [{40:E}1940]

Prof, Joseph Lindsey HENDERSON {US} [M: 1869 - 1965 Dec 8]
	Educational Memoirs... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

James Beardsley HENDRYX {US} [M: 1880 Dec 9 - 1963 Mar 1]
	Hard Rock Man [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Donald Grant HERRING (Sr), aka Heff HERRING {US} [M: c1885 - ?]
	Forty Years Of Football [a|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Ernest Ropiequet HILGARD, aka 'Jack' HILGARD {US} [M: 1904 Jul 25 - 2001 Oct 22]
	Theories Of Learning (w Donald G MARQUIS) [n|{40:E}1940/{56:R}1956]

William B HILL {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Pioneer Lumberman (w Frederick WEYERHAEUSER) [b|{40:E:US}1940]

Henry Williamson HOAGLAND {US} [M: 1876 - ?]
	My Life [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Raymond (Peckham) HOLDEN {US} [M: 1894 Apr 7 - 1972 Jun]
	Arrow At The Heel [p|{40:E}1940]

Clarence Eugene HOLT {US} [M: 1874 - ?]
	One Life In Maine [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Mildred (Crew) HOOVER, nee BROOKE {US} [F: 1872 - 1940]
	Mildred Crew Brooke: An Unfinished Manuscript Of Reminiscences [a|{40:E:US}1940]

George Barron HUBBARD {US} [M: 1884 Nov 18 - 1958 Jul 6]
	A Ranger's Round-Up (ps: Amos MOORE) [f|{40:E:US}1940]

James HUFFMAN {US} [M: 1840 - 1922]
	Ups And Downs Of A Confederate Soldier [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, James Monroe HUGHES {US} [M: 1890 Oct 17 - 1971 Oct 26]
	Administering Secondary Schools (w ?) [n|{40:E}1940]

Jane Edna HUNTER, nee HARRIS {US} [F: 1882 Dec 13 - 1971 Jan 19]
	A Nickel And A Prayer [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Arthur Eugene HUTSON {US} [M: 1906 Dec 22 - 1982 May 17]
	British Personal Names In The Historia Regum Britanniae [n|{40:E}1940]

William Henry JACKSON {US} [M: 1843 Apr 4 - 1942 Jun 30]
	Time Exposure [a|{40:E}1940]

Josephine (Winder) JACOBSEN, nee BOYLAN {CA/US} [F: 1908 Aug 19 - 2003 Jul 9]
	Let Each Man Remember [p|{40:E}1940]

Edith JOHNSON {US} [F: ? - ?]
	The Story Of My Life [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Nathan S JONAS {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Through The Years... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Rev, Francis Price JONES {US} [M: 1890 Dec 28 - 1975 Sep 3]
	Syllabus For Study Of The Life Of Jesus [n|{40:E}1940]

Nard(=Maynard Benedict) JONES {US} [M: 1904 Apr 12 - 1972 Sep 3]
	Swift Flows The River [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Archie (Lynn) JOSCELYN {US} [M: 1899 Jul 25 - 1986 Feb]
	Guns Of Lost Valley [f|{40:E:US}1940]

MacKinlay KANTOR {US} [M: 1904 Feb 4 - 1977 Oct 11]
	Cuba Libre [f|{40:E:US}1940]

US Pres, John Fitzgerald KENNEDY {US} [M: 1917 May 29 - 1963 Nov 22]
	Why England Slept [n|{40:E}1940]

Anna Elizabeth KLUMPKE {US} [F: 1856 - 1942]
	Memoirs Of An Artist... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Melvin Moses KNIGHT {US} [M: 1887 Apr 29 - 1981 Jun 12]
	Introduction To Modern Economic History [n|{40:E}1940]

Faith (nee)Yingling KNOOP {US} [F: 1896 Dec 6 - 1984 Nov]
	Quest Of The Cavaliers: De Soto And The Spanish Explorers [n|{40:E}1940]

Nannie Elizabeth KOGER, Mrs FREELAND {US} [F: 1862 Aug 8 - 1949]
	My Life Story [a|{40:E:US}1940]

G Frederic KUDER {US} [M: 1903 Jun 23 - 2000 Apr 2]
	Factors In The Vocational Choices...Women (w G S M ZORBAUGH) [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Ralph Simpson KUYKENDALL {US} [M: 1885 Apr 12 - 1963 May 9]
	Constitutions Of The Hawaiian Kingdom [n|{40:E}1940]

Peter Bernard KYNE {US} [M: 1880 Oct 12 - 1957 Nov 25]
	Dude Woman [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Dorothy Pulis LATHROP {US} [F: 1891 Apr 16 - 1980 Dec 30]
	Presents For Lupe [{40:E}1940]

Jonathan (Wyatt) LATIMER {US} [M: 1906 Oct 23 - 1983 Jun 23]
	The Latimer Big Three [s|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Owen LATTIMORE {US} [M: 1900 Jul 29 - 1989 May 31]
	Inner Asian Frontiers Of China [n|{40:E}1940/{51:E}1951]

Ellin (nee)Craven LEARNED {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Finding The Way [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Lawrence Haywood LEE, Jr {US} [M: 1903 Jan 3 - ?]
	The Tomb Of Thomas Jefferson And Other Poems [p|{40:E}1940]

Charles Lowell LEES {US} [M: 1904 May 22 - 1973 Nov]
	A Primer Of Acting [n|{40:E}1940]

Albert LEFFINGWELL {US} [M: 1895 - 1946]
	Too Like The Lightning (ps: Dana CHAMBERS) [f|{40:E}1940]
	She'll Be Dead By Morning! (ps: Dana CHAMBERS) [f|{40:E}1940]

Charles Kenneth LEITH {US} [M: 1875 - 1956]
	Minerals In The Peace Settlement [n|{40:E}1940]

Meyer LEVIN {US} [M: 1905 Oct 7 (wrongly 8) - 1981 Jul 9]
	Citizens [f|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Orie William LONG {US} [M: 1882 - ?]
	Frederic Henry Hedge: A Cosmopolitan Scholar [b|{40:E}1940]

Alma LUTZ {US} [F: 1890 Mar 2 - 1973 Aug]
	Mary Baker Eddy Historical House, Rumney Village, New Hampshire [n|{40:E}1940]
	Challenging Years (w Harriot Stanton BLATCH) [b|{40:E}1940]

Madelene Victoria (nee)Brocklebank MacADAM {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Fortune In My Own Hands [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Gordon McKENZIE {US} [M: 1901 Dec 14 - 1965 Dec 4]
	Five Studies In Literature (w others) [e|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Malcolm Shaw MacLEAN (Sr), aka Max MacLEAN {US} [M: 1894 (wrongly 1893) Jan 4 - 1977 May 31]
	Curriculum Making In The General College (jt ed) [n|{40:E}1940]

Arthur Whittier MACMAHON {US} [M: 1890 May 29 - 1980 Feb 4]
	Autonomous Public Enterprise (w W R DITTMAR) [n|{40:E}1940]

Gertrude E MAJOR, nee ? {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Reminiscences Of An Elementary Teacher... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Edward Beverly MANN {US} [M: 1902 Jan 31 - 1989 Aug 22]
	The Mesa Gang (ps: Zachary STRONG) [f|{40:E:US}1940]
	Troubled Range [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Priscilla R MARBLE {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Automobile Safety (w I Duane WILSON) [n|{40:E}1940]

Sherman Leander MAXWELL, aka 'Jocko' MAXWELL {US} [M: 1907 Dec 18 - 2008 Jul 16]
	Thrills And Spills In Sports [n|{40:E}1940]

Julian Rutherford MEADE {US} [M: 1865 - 1940 Jul 9]
	Bouquets And Bitters [{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Estelle MESSENGER, Mrs HARRINGTON {US} [F: 1878 - 1949]
	Ida Amelia [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, James (Albert) MICHENER {US} [M: 1907 Feb 3 - 1997 Oct 16]
	The Unit In The Social Studies (w Harold M LONG) [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Edwin Valentine MITCHELL {US} [M: 1890 Apr 24 - 1960 Nov 6]
	Anchor To Windward [n|{40:E}1940]

Ruth Comfort MITCHELL, Mrs YOUNG {US} [F: 1882 Jul 21 - 1954 Feb 17]
	Of Human Kindness [f|{40:E}1940]

Helen (nee)Barrett MONTGOMERY {US} [F: 1861 Jul 31 - 1934]
	Helen Barrett Montgomery, From Campus To World Citizenship [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Rutherford (George) MONTGOMERY {US} [M: 1894 Apr 12 - 1985 Jul 3]
	Midnight [f|{40:E:US}1940]

John James MULLOWNEY {US} [M: 1878 Jul 20 - 1954 Oct 16]
	American Gives A Chance... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Jerome MYERS {US} [M: 1867 - 1940]
	Artist In Manhattan [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Avedis NAKASHIAN {TR/US} [M: ? - ?]
	A Man Who Found A Country [a|{40:E:US}1940]

(Mary) Effie (nee)Lee NEWSOME {US} [F: 1885 Jan 19 - 1979 May 12]
	Gladiola Garden [p|{40:E:US}1940]

Henry Jeffers NOBLE {US} [M: 1890 Nov 27 - 1946]
	History Of The Cast Iron Pressure Pipe Industry In The USA [n|{40:E}1940]

John Charles NUGENT {US} [M: 1878 Apr 6 - 1947 Apr 21]
	It's A Great Life [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Wiley OAKLEY {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Roamin' With The Roamin' Man Of The Smoky Mountains [a|{40:E:US}1940]

George Washington OGDEN {US} [M: 1871 Dec 9 - 1966 Mar 31]
	There Were No Heroes: A Personal Record Of A Man's Beginning [{40:E}1940]

(Charles) Fulton OURSLER {US} [M: 1893 Jan 22 - 1952 May 24]
	The Shadow Of The Master (w Ahmad Abd ALLAH) [f|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Clifford Stetson PARKER {US} [M: 1891 Mar 5 - 1972 Nov]
	French Practice Book [n|{40:E}1940]

Louis Ferdinand PASSEBOIS {US} [M: 1874 - ?]
	Adventures Of A Modern Huguenot [a|{40:E:US}1940]

James Howard PATTERSON {US} [M: 1867 - ?]
	Of Me I Sing; Or, Me And Education... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Arthur PICKFORD {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Westward To Iowa [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Rev, David PURVIANCE {US} [M: 1766 - 1847]
	The Biography Of Elder David Purviance [a|?/{40:E:US}1940]

Mary QUAM, nee BATTELL [F: 1901 - ?]
	Basic Requirements Of Physical Science Collection...Library [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Stuart Alfred QUEEN {US} [M: 1890 Feb 26 - 1987 Sep 28]
	Social Pathology - Obstacles To Social Participation (w J R GRUENER) [n|{40:E}1940]

Clayton (Thomas) RAND {US} [M: 1891 May 25 - 1971 Feb]
	Men Of Spine In Mississippi [b|{40:E}1940]

Ardery Robert RANKIN {US} [M: 1910 Aug 13 - 1991 Dec 27]
	Highway Research, 1920-1940 (ed) [n|{40:E}1940]

Virginia (Anne) RATH {US} [F: 1905 - 1950]
	Death Of A Lucky Lady [f|{40:E}1940]

Cornelia Morse RAYMOND {US} [F: 1861 - 1952]
	Memories Of A Child Of Vassar [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Margaret Thomsen RAYMOND, Mrs GEORGE {US} [F: 1900 Jul 4 - 1985 Feb 9]
	Aprilly Weather [f|{40:E}1940]

Opie (Percival) READ {US} [M: 1852 Dec 22 - 1939 Nov 2]
	Mark Twain And I [{40:E}1940]

Helen REILLY, nee KIERAN {US} [F: 1890 (or 1891) - 1962 Jan 11]
	The Dead Can Tell [f|{40:E}1940]

John RENO {US} [M: c1839 - ?]
	The Life Of John Reno, The World's First Train Robber [a|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Joseph Banks RHINE {US} [M: 1895 Sep 29 - 1980 Feb 20]
	Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years (w others) [n|{40:E}1940]

Robert RIDGWAY {US} [M: 1862 - 1938]
	Robert Ridgway [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Abraham Aaron ROBACK {CA} [M: 1890 Jun 19 - 1965 Jun 7]
	Story Of Yiddish Literature [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Frank Chester ROBERTSON {US} [M: 1890 Jan 12 - 1969 Jul 29]
	The Firebrand From Burnt Creek [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

James ROBERTSON {US} [M: 1867 - ?]
	Catalog Of 3539 Zodiacal For The Equinox 1950.0 (anon) [n|{40:E}1940]

James B RODGERS {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Forty Years In The Philippines... [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Franklin Prescott ROLFE {US} [M: 1902 Nov 15 - 1985 Jul]
	A Guide To Better Writing (w L M BUELL & Majl EWING) [n|{40:E}1940]

Charles James RYAN {US} [M: 1865 - 1949]
&	Yoga And Yoga Discipline: A Theosophical Interpretation [n|{40:E}1940]

Lena (Celestia) SADLER, nee KELLOGG {US} [F: 1875 Jun 9 - 1939 Aug 8]
	Growing Out Of Babyhood (w W S SADLER) [n|{40:E}1940]

William Samuel SADLER (Sr) {US} [M: 1875 Jun 24 - 1969 Apr 26]
	Growing Out Of Babyhood (w L K SADLER) [n|{40:E}1940]

Labert ST CLAIR {US} [M: ? - ?]
	I've Met The Folks You Read About... [a|{40:E}1940]

(Romaine) Elizabeth (nee)Boody SCHUMPETER {US} [F: 1898 - 1953]
	The Industrialization Of Japan And Manchukuo [n|{40:E}1940]

Angelo Cyrus SCOTT {US} [M: 1857 - ?]
	A Boyhood In Old Carlyle [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Shirley Louise SEIFERT {US} [F: 1888 (wrongly 1889) May 22 - 1971 Sep]
	American Novelist [a|{40:E}1940]

George (Henry) SELDES {US} [M: 1890 Nov 16 - 1995 Jul 2]
	Witch Hunt [n|{40:E}1940]

Grace (nee)Gallatin SETON-THOMPSON {US} [F: ? - 1959 Mar 19]
	Partial Survey Of Women Writers Of Seventeen Countries [n|{40:E}1940]

Ted(=Edwin Meyers) SHAWN {US} [M: 1891 Oct 21 - 1972 Jan 9]
	Dance We Must [n|{40:E}1940]

Florence (nee)Scovel SHINN {US} [F: 1871 Sep 24 - 1940]
	The Secret Door To Success [{40:E}1940]

Vaughn SHOEMAKER {US} [M: 1902 Nov 14 - 1991 Aug 18]
	1939 AD [{40:E:US}1940]

Henry Upson SIMS {US} [M: 1873 Jun 27 - 1961]
	The Genealogy Of The Sims Family Of Virginia... [b|{40:E}1940]

Frank Will SMITH {US} [M: 1860 - ?]
	Beyond The Swivel Chair: Sixty Years Of Selling In The Field [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Joseph Hilton SMYTH {US} [M: 1901 Dec 4 - 1972 Mar]
	To Nowhere And Return: The Autobiography Of A Puritan [a|{40:E}1940]

Charles Horace SNOW {US} [M: 1877 May 1 - 1967 Dec 4]
	Outlaws Of Red Canyon [f|{40:E:US}1940]

William Hawthorn SNYDER {US} [M: 1870 - ?]
	The Big 'I'... [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Allistene STARKEY, nee ? {US} [F: 1900 May 19 - 1999 Dec 9]
	The Grafted Twig [f|{40:E}1940]

John (Ernst) STEINBECK (III) {US} [M: 1902 Feb 27 - 1968 Dec 20]
	John Steinbeck Replies [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Rex (Todhunter) STOUT {US} [M: 1886 Dec 1 - 1975 Oct 27]
	Where There's A Will [f|{40:E}1940]
	Over My Dead Body [f|{40:E}1940]

Sister, Anne Stanislaus SULLIVAN {US} [F: ? - ?]
	A Concordance Of Lucian (w R J DEFERRARI & Maria W FANNING) [n|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Sidney Samson SUTHERLAND {US} [M: 1899 Sep 5 - 1972 Feb 21]
	History Of Agricultural Education In...Schools Of California... [n|{40:E}1940]

Michael Francis SWEENEY {US} [M: 1872 - ?]
	Mike Sweeney Of The Hill:...World Record In The High Jump... [a|{40:E}1940]

$Prof, Charles Callan TANSILL {US} [M: 1890 - 1964 Nov 12]
	The Diplomatic Relations Between The US And Hawaii... [n|{40:E}1940]

Albert Payson TERHUNE {US} [M: 1872 Dec 21 - 1942 Feb 18]
	Loot! (aka: Collie To The Rescue) [{40:E}1940]
	Dogs [{40:E}1940]

Clara Chapline THOMAS, Mrs ALDRICH (ps: Darragh ALDRICH) {US} [F: 1884 Dec 31 - 1967 Mar 31]
	Some Trails Never End [f|{40:E}1940]

Jean(=Jeanette) THOMAS, nee BELL {US} [F: 1881 - ?]
	The Sun Shines Bright [a|{40:E}1940]

Alexander THOMSON {US} [M: 1885 - ?]
	Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? [n|{40:E}c1940]

Wilbur Coleman TUTTLE {US} [M: 1883 Nov 11 - 1969 Jun]
	Ghost Trails [f|{40:E:UK}1926]
	Shotgun Gold [f|({27:R}1927)/{40:E:US}1940]

Alpheus Hyatt VERRILL {US} [M: 1871 Jul 23 - 1954 Nov 14]
	Wonder Creatures Of The Sea [n|{40:E}1940]

Paul VORONAEFF {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Soviet Crusade Against Christ, Family And Home [n|{40:E}1940]

Charles Ludwig WAGNER {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Seeing Stars [a|{40:E}1940]

Charles Thomas WALKLEY {US} [M: 1869 - ?]
	Reminiscences Of A Fire Chaplain In The City Of New York [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Evander Berry WALL {US} [M: 1861 - 1940]
	Neither Pest Nor Puritan: The Memoirs Of A Berry Wall [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Gertrude Chandler WARNER {US} [F: 1890 Apr 16 - 1979 Aug 30]
	Children Of The Harvest [{40:E}1940]

Matt WARNER {US} [M: 1864 - 1938]
	The Last Of The Bandit Raiders [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Frederick WEYERHAEUSER {US} [M: 1834 - ?]
	Pioneer Lumberman (w William B HILL) [a|{40:E:US}1940]

Arthur Preston WHITAKER {US} [M: 1895 Jun 6 - 1979 Jan]
	Mexico Today (ed) [e|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Harvey Elliott WHITE {US} [M: 1902 Jan 28 - 1988 Oct 3]
	Classical And Modern Physics [n|{40:E}1940]

Rev, (Norman Jay) Gould WICKEY {US} [M: 1891 Sep 25 - 1976 Aug 7]
	Christian Higher Education: A Handbook For 1940 (jt ed) [n|{40:E}1940]

Charles Beaumont WICKS {US} [M: 1907 Oct 21 - 1986 Jan]
	Charles-Guillaume Etienne, Dramatist And Publicist [b|{40:E}1940]

Peter Arrell Brown WIDENER (II) {US} [M: 1895 - ?]
	Without Drums [a|{40:E}1940]

Harry Leon WILSON {US} [M: 1867 May 1 - 1939 Jun 29 or 28]
	When In The Course - [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Mary Mabel WIRRIES, nee CABANA {US} [F: 1894 - ?]
	The Road Is Long [{40:E:US}1940]

Isadore Julius WOLF {US} [M: 1864 - ?]
	A Family Doctor's Notebook [a|{40:E}1940]

Richard (Edward) WORMSER {US} [M: 1908 Feb 2 - 1977 Jul]
	Trem McRae And The Golden Cinders [f|{40:E:US}1940]

Thomas Eugene WYATT {US} [M: 1896 May 8 - ?]
	Chilton County And Her People: A Brief History [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Grace Stone McClure ZORBAUGH [F: 1877 - ?]
	Factors In The Vocational Choices...Women (w G F KUDER) [n|{40:E:US}1940]

Prof, Samuel Marinus ZWEMER {US} [M: 1867 - 1952 Apr 2]
	Glory Of The Manger [n|{40:E}1940]

LIKELY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I suspect to be US citizens, books by non-US citizens that I suspect to have been first published in the US, and books by non-US citizens that I believe were published in the US in the same year as they were published abroad & so may not have been first (ie, by at least 30 days) published abroad.

Charles William Dunlop ADAMS {US?} [M: 1901 - ?]
	Numerology For Everybody [n|{40:E}1940]

Iris BARRY, 1:Mrs PORTER, 2:Mrs ABBOTT {UK/US:1941on} [F: 1895 Mar - 1969 Dec 22]
	D W Griffith: American Film Master [b|{40:E}1940]

Ralph BATES {UK/US?} [M: 1899 Nov 3 - 2000 Nov 26]
	The Fields Of Paradise [f|{40:E}1940]

Jules Irwin BOGEN {US?} [M: 1903 - ?]
	Corporation Finance [n|{30:E:US}1930/{37:E}1937/{40:E}1940/{42:E}1942/{44:E}1944/{50:E}1950]

John Miller/Milton Turpin/Train FINNEY {US?} [M: 1863 - 1942]
	A Surgeon's Life [a|{40:E}1940]

Prof, Walter Bruno HENNING {US?} [M: 1908 Aug 26 - 1967 Jan 8]
	Sogdica [n|{40:E}1940]

William L HOPSON {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	Gun-Thrower [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Charles Stephen MATTOON {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	How To Get A Job In Aviation (anon) [n|{40:E}1940]

Frederick (John) NIVEN {CA} [M: 1878 Mar 31 - 1944 Jan 30]
	Mine Inheritance [f|{40:E:SIM?}1940]

Anna REED, nee WETHERILL {US?} [F: ? - ?]
	The Philadelphia Cook Book Of Town And Country [n|{40:E}1940]

Frederick RICHARDSON {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	A Letter From England To A Edward Newton (anon) [n|{40:E}1940]

Edwin Alfred Robert RUMBALL-PETRE {US?} [M: 1881 - 1954]
	America's First Bibles [n|{40:E}1940]

Noel (Everingham) SAINSBURY, Jr {US?} [M: 1884 - ?]
	Home Run Hennessey (ps: Charles LAWTON) [f|{40:E}1940]
	Winning Forward Pass (ps: Charles LAWTON) [f|{40:E}1940]

Mrs James Ward, THORNE, nee ? {US?} [F: ? - ?]
	American Rooms In Miniature [n|{40:E}1940]

Elmer WHEELER {US?} [M: 1903 - ?]
	Sizzlemanship: New Tested Selling Sentences [n|{40:E}1940]

POSSIBLY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I believe to be non-US citizens (though may include some US citizens I have not yet identified as such) - if any of these were published in the US, the rules on works by non-US authors (see here) will apply.

Prof, Nils (Gabriel) AHNLUND {SE} [M: 1889 Aug 23 - 1957 Jan 11]
	Gustave Adolf The Great [b|{40:E}1940]