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The Bestselling Books of the [last] Century: 1900-1999

The Books of the Century: 1900-1999

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1900
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Johnston, To Have and To Hold

2. Mary Cholmondeley, Red Pottage

3. Robert Grant, Unleavened Bread

4. James Lane Allen, The Reign of Law

5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden

6. Paul Leicester Ford, Janice Meredith

7. Charles Frederic Goss, The Redemption of David Corson

8. Winston Churchill, Richard Carvel

9. Charles Majo, When Knighthood Was in Flower

10. Maurice Thompson, Alice of Old Vincennes

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Josiah Royce, The World and the Individual

Clarence Stedman, An American Anthology

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie

Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

John Dewey, The School and Society

1901

Fiction Bestsellers
1. Winston Churchill, The Crisis

2. Maurice Thompson, Alice of Old Vincennes

3. Bertha Runkle, The Helmet of Navarre

4. Gilbert Parker, The Right of Way

5. Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden

6. Elinor Glyn, The Visits of Elizabeth

7. Harold MacGrath, The Puppet Crown

8. Maurice Hewlett, Richard Yea-and-Nay

9. George Barr McCutcheon, Graustark

10. Irving Bacheller, D’ri and I

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Frank Norris, The Octopus

E. A. Ross, Social Control

Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery

George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

George A. Gordon, New Epoch for Faith

Rudyard Kipling, Kim


1902
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Owen Wister, The Virginian

2. Alice Caldwell Hegan, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

3. Charles Major, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

4. Emerson Hough, The Mississippi Bubble

5. Mary Johnston, Audrey

6. Gilbert Parker, The Right of Way

7. A. Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

8. Booth Tarkington, The Two Vanrevels

9. Henry van Dyke, The Blue Flower

10. Lucas Malet, Sir Richard Calmady

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Jane Addams, Democracy and Social Ethics

William James, Varieties of Religious Experience

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

C. H. Cooley, Human Nature and Social Order

Owen Wister, The Virginian

André Gide, The Immoralist

Vladimir Lenin, What is to be Done?

Henry James, The Wings of the Dove

Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow

1903

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Augusta Ward, Lady Rose’s Daughter

2. Thomas Nelson Page, Gordon Keith

3. Frank Norris, The Pit

4. Alice Hegan Rice, Lovey Mary

5. Owen Wister, The Virginian

6. Alice Hegan Rice, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

7. James Lane Allen, The Mettle of the Pasture

8. George Horace Lorimer, Letters of a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

9. Thomas Dixon Jr., The One Woman

10. John Fox Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

John Dewey, Studies in Logical Theory

Jack London, Call of the Wild

Helen Thompson Wooley, Mental Traits of Sex

Bertrand Russell, Principles of Mathematics

G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica

Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

Henry James, The Ambassadors
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

1904

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, The Crossing

2. Ellen Glasgow, The Deliverance

3. Anonymous (Katherine Cecil Thurston), The Masquerader

4. Miriam Michelson, In the Bishop’s Carriage

5. Mary Johnston, Sir Mortimer

6. George Barr McCutcheon, Beverly of Graustark

7. John Fox Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

8. Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

9. Henry Harland, My Friend Prospero

10. Stewart Edward White, The Silent Places

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantHenry James, The Golden Bowl

Henry Adams, Mt.-St. Michel and Chartres

Thorstein Veblen, Theory of Business Enterprise

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Joseph Conrad, Nostromo

1905

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mary Augusta Ward, The Marriage of William Ashe

2. Alice Hegan Rice, Sandy

3. Robert Hichens, The Garden of Allah

4. Thomas Dixon Jr., The Clansman

5. George Barr McCutcheon, Nedra

6. Katherine Cecil Thurston, The Gambler

7. Katherine Cecil Thurston, The Masquerader

8. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

9. C. N. and A. M. Williamson, The Princess Passes

10. Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rose o’ the River

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Lincoln Steffens, Shame of the Cities

Thomas Dixon, Jr., The Clansman

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Mary Chesnut, Diary from Dixie

1906

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, Coniston

2. Owen Wister, Lady Baltimore

3. Robert W. Chambers, The Fighting Chance

4. Meredith Nicholson, The House of a Thousand Candles

5. George Barr McCutcheon, Jane Cable

6. Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

7. Margaret Deland, The Awakening of Helena Ritchie

8. Rex Beach, The Spoilers

9. Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth,

10. Ellen Glasgow, The Wheel of Life

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

William Graham Sumner, Folkways

George Santayana, The Life of Reason

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent

1907

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Frances Little, The Lady of the Decoration

2. Gilbert Parker, The Weavers

3. Meredith Nicholson, The Port of Missing Men

4. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle

5. Louis J. Vance, The Brass Bowl

6. Hallie Erminie Rives, Satan Sanderson

7. George Barr McCutcheon, The Daughter of Anderson Crow

8. Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set

9. Ralph Connor, The Doctor

10. Harold MacGrath, Half a Rogue

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

William James, Pragmatism

Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis

Henry James, The American Scene

Simon Patten, New Basis for Civilization

The Education of Henry Adams (privately published)

Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution

1908

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Winston Churchill, Mr. Crewe’s Career

2. Rex Beach, The Barrier

3. John Fox Jr., The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

4. Harold MacGrath, The Lure of the Mask

5. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle

6. F. Hopkinson Smith, Peter

7. Mary Johnston, Lewis Rand

8. Louis J. Vance, The Black Bag

9. George Barr McCutcheon, The Man from Brodney’s

10. Gilbert Parker, The Weavers

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Arthur Bentley, Process of Government

Vladimir Lenin, Materialism and Empirico-Criticism

Graham Wallas, Human Nature and Politics

E. M. Forster, A Room with a View

Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives’ Tale

Mohandas Gandhi, Hind Swaraj
Israel Zangwill, The Melting Pot

1909

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Basil King, The Inner Shrine

2. Elinor Macartney Lane, Katrine

3. Rex Beach, The Silver Horde

4. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Man in Lower Ten

5. John Fox Jr., The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

6. George Barr McCutcheon, Truxton King

7. Emerson Hough, 54-40 or Fight

8. Harold MacGrath, The Goose Girl

9. F. Hopkinson Smith, Peter

10. William J. Locke, Septimus

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life

William James, A Pluralistic Universe

W. C. Brownell, American Prose Masters

1910

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Florence Barclay, The Rosary

2. Winston Churchill, A Modern Chronicle

3. Basil King, The Wild Olive

4. Katherine Cecil Thurston, Max

5. Hallie Erminie Rives, The Kingdom of Slender Swords

6. William J. Locke, Simon the Jester

7. C. N. and A. M. Williamson, Lord Loveland Discovers America

8. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Window at the White Cat

9. Eleanor Abbott, Molly Make-Believe

10. Mary Roberts Rinehart, When a Man Marries

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House

Sigmund Freud, Origins and Development of Psychoanalysis

E. M. Forster, Howards End

John Dewey, How We Think

1911

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Jeffrey Farnol, The Broad Highway,

2. Vaughan Kester, The Prodigal Judge

3. Harold Bell Wright, The Winning of Barbara Worth

4. Henry Sydnor Harrison, Queed

5. Gene Stratton Porter, The Harvester

6. Margaret Deland, The Iron Woman

7. Mary Johnston, The Long Roll

8. Eleanor Abbott, Molly Make-Believe

9. Florence Barclay, The Rosary

10. Robert W. Chambers, The Common Law

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
F. W. Taylor, Principles of Scientific Management

Franz Boas, The Mind of Primitive Man

Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson

1912

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Gene Stratton Porter, The Harvester

2. Basil King, The Street Called Straight

3. Harold Bell Wright, Their Yesterdays

4. Maria Thompson Daviess, The Melting of Molly

5. Meredith Nicholson, A Hoosier Chronicle

6. Harold Bell Wright, The Winning of Barbara Worth

7. Vaughan Kester, The Just and the Unjust

8. Rex Beach, The Net

9. Anne Douglas Sedgwick, Tante

10. J. Breckenridge Ellis, Fran

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
James Harvey Robinson, The New History

Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method

Mary Antin, The Promised Land

Ezra Pound, Ripostes

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes

James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Emile Durkheim, Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Mary Antin, The Promised Land

2. Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method

3. James Bryce, South America

4. Jane Addams, A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil

5. Eugene Brieux, Three Plays

6. Arnold Bennett, Your United States

7. Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution

8. Arnold Bennett, How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

9. Olive Schreiner, Woman and Labor

10. Albert Bigelow Paine, Mark Twain

1913

Fiction Bestsellers
1. Winston Churchill, The Inside of the Cup

2. Henry Sydnor Harrison, V. V.’s Eyes

3. Gene Stratton Porter, Laddie

4. Sir Gilbert Parker, The Judgment House

5. John Fox Jr., Heart of the Hills

6. Jeffrey Farnol, The Amateur Gentleman

7. Hall Caine, The Woman Thou Gavest Me

8. Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

9. Hallie Erminie Rives, The Valiants of Virginia

10. Frances Hodgson Burnett, T. Tembarom

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers

Charles Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way (Engl. translation, 1922)
Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, Principia Mathematica

Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Politics

Josiah Royce, The Problem of Christianity

Willa Cather, O Pioneers

Nonfiction Bestsellers

1. Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

2. Price Collier, Germany and the Germans

3. Harry A. Franck, Zone Policeman 88

4. Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom

5. James Bryce, South America

6. Arnold Bennett, Your United States

7. Mary Antin, The Promised Land

8. Milton C. Work, Auction Bridge To-Day

9. Eugene Brieux, Three Plays

10. Hugo Munsterberg, Psychology and Industrial Efficiency

1914

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Harold Bell Wright, The Eyes of the World

2. Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

3. Winston Churchill, The Inside of the Cup

4. Owen Johnson The Salamander

5. William J. Locke, The Fortunate Youth

6. Frances Hodgson Burnett, T. Tembarom

7. Booth Tarkington, Penrod

8. Leona Dalrymple, Diane of the Green Van

9. W. B. Maxwell, The Devil’s Garden

10. George Barr McCutcheon, The Prince of Graustark

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons
Louis Brandeis, Other People’s Money

George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
Walter Lippmann, Drift and Mastery

John D. Watson, Behaviorism

1915

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Booth Tarkington, The Turmoil

2. Winston Churchill, A Far Country

3. Gene Stratton Porter, Michael O’Halloran

4. Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna Grows Up

5. Mary Roberts Rinehart, K

6. William J. Locke, Jaffery

7. F. Hopkinson Smith, Felix O’Day

8. Ernest Poole, The Harbor

9. Zane Grey, The Lone Star Ranger

10. Henry Sydnor Harrison, Angela’s Business

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier

D. H. Lawrence, The Rainbow

W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

James George Frazer, The Golden Bough

Van Wyck Brooks, America’s Coming of Age

Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland

Lillian Wald, The House on Henry Street
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

1916
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Booth Tarkington, Seventeen

2. Harold Bell Wright, When a Man’s a Man

3. Eleanor H. Porter, Just David

4. H. G. Wells, Mr. Britling Sees It Through

5. Ellen Glasgow, Life and Gabriella

6. Henry Kitchell Webster, The Real Adventure

7. Ethel M. Dell, Bars of Iron

8. Frank H. Spearman, Nan of Music Mountain

9. Jean Webster, Dear Enemy

10. Kathleen Norris, The Heart of Rachael

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ferdinand de Saussure, A Course in General Linguistics

Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

John Dewey, Democracy and Education

C. G. Jung, Psychology of the Unconscious
Madison Grant, The Passing of the Great Race

1917
Fiction Bestsellers

1. H. G. Wells, Mr. Britling Sees It Through,

2. Irving Bacheller, The Light in the Clearing,

3. William J. Locke, The Red Planet

4. Eleanor H. Porter, The Road to Understanding

5. Zane Grey, Wildfire

6. Alice Cholmondeley, Christine

7. Robert S. Hichens, In the Wilderness

8. Ernest Poole, His Family

9. Jeffrey Farnol, The Definite Object

10. Ethel M. Dell, The Hundredth Chance

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
D’Arcy Wentworth Thomas, On Growth and Form

Walter Rauschenbusch, A Theology for the Social Gospel

H. L. Mencken, A Book of Prefaces

Elsie Clewes Parsons, Social Rule

T. S. Eliot, Prufrock

General Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

2. O. O. Ellis and E. B. Garey, The Plattsburg Manual

3. Sir Oliver Lodge, Raymond

4. Alan Seeger, Poems of Alan Seeger

5. H. G. Wells, God the Invisible King

6. Douglas Fairbanks, Laugh and Live

7. Mary Green, Better Meals for Less Money

War Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Ian Hay, The First Hundred Thousand

2. Frances W. Huard, My Home in the Field of Honor

3. Donald Hankey, A Student in Arms

4. Arthur Guy Empey, Over the Top

5. Coningsby Dawson, Carry On

6. Ian Hay, Getting Together

7. Frederick Palmer, My Second Year of the War

8. D. Thomas Curtin, The Land of Deepening Shadow

9. H. G. Wells, Italy, France and Britain at War

10. Margaret Sherwood, The Worn Doorstep

1918
Fiction Bestsellers
1. Zane Grey, The U. P. Trail

2. May Sinclair, The Tree of Heaven

3. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Amazing Interlude

4. Edward Streeter, Dere Mable

5. Eleanor H. Porter, Oh, Money! Money!

6. Ethel M. Dell, Greatheart

7. Ralph Connor, The Major

8. E. Phillips Oppenheim, The Pawns Count

9. Gene Stratton Porter, A Daughter of the Land

10. Stephen McKenna, Sonia

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, vol. 1

William Strunk and E. B. White, The Elements of Style

Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians

Willa Cather, My Antonia

W. I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki, The Polish Peasant in Europe and America

General Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

2. G. H. Clark, Treasury of War Poetry

3. Everard J. Appleton, With the Colors

4. Viscount Morley, Recollections

5. Douglas Fairbanks, Laugh and Live

6. Albert Bigelow Paine, ed., Mark Twain’s Letters

7. Richard Harding Davis, Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

8. Edgar Guest, Over Here

9. Edith O’Shaughnessy, Diplomatic Days

10. Alan Seeger, Poems of Alan Seeger

War Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. James W. Gerard, My Four Years in Germany

2. Coningsby Dawson, The Glory of the Trenches

3. Arthur Guy Empey, Over the Top

4. Harry Lauder, A Minstrel in France

5. Harold R. Peat, Private Peat

6. Lieut. Pat O’Brien, Outwitting the Hun

7. James W. Gerard, Face to Face with Kaiserism

8. Coningsby Dawson, Carry On

9. Coningsby Dawson, Out to Win

10. Henri Barbusse, Under Fire


1919
Fiction Bestsellers
1. V. Blasco Ibanez, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

2. Joseph Conrad, The Arrow of Gold

3. Zane Grey, The Desert of Wheat

4. Mary Roberts Rinehart, Dangerous Days

5. Ralph Connor, The Sky Pilot in No Man’s Land

6. Harold Bell Wright, The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

7. Gene Stratton Porter, Dawn

8. Temple Bailey, The Tin Soldier

9. “Elizabeth”, Christopher and Columbus

10. Robert W. Chambers, In Secret

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio

John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World

John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Karl Barth, Commentary on Romans

Johan Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages
H. G. Wells, Outline of History

Irving Babbitt, Rousseau and Romanticism

Nonfiction Bestsellers

1. Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

2. Rudyard Kipling, The Years Between

3. Brand Whitlock, Belgium

4. Margaret Cameron, The Seven Purposes

5. John McCrae, In Flanders Fields

6. John Spargo, Bolshevism

1920

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Zane Grey, The Man of the Forest

2. Peter B. Kyne, Kindred of the Dust

3. Harold Bell Wright, The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

4. James Oliver Curwood, The River’s End

5. Irving Bacheller, A Man for the Ages

6. Eleanor H. Porter, Mary-Marie

7. Joseph C. Lincoln, The Portygee

8. E. Phillips Oppenheim, The Great Impersonation

9. Ethel M. Dell, The Lamp in the Desert

10. Kathleen Norris, Harriet and the Piper

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love

Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence

Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Collected Legal Papers

John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Karl Capek, R.U.R.

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Philip Gibbs, Now It Can Be Told

2. John M. Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace

3. Joseph B. Bishop, ed., Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children

4. William Roscoe Thayer, Theodore Roosevelt

5. Frederick O’Brien, White Shadows in the South Seas

6. Cornelia Stratton Parker, An American Idyll

1921

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

2. Dorothy Canfield, The Brimming Cup

3. Zane Grey, The Mysterious Rider

4. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

5. James Oliver Curwood, The Valley of Silent Men

6. Edith M. Hull, The Sheik

7. Mary Roberts Rinehart, A Poor Wise Man

8. Gene Stratton Porter, Her Father’s Daughter

9. Gertrude Atherton, The Sisters-in-Law

10. Coningsby Dawson, The Kingdom Round the Corner

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

James Harvey Robinson, The Mind in the Making

Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author

Edward Sapir, Language

Robert E. Park and Ernest Burgess, Introduction to the Science of Society

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. H. G. Wells, The Outline of History

2. Frederick O’Brien, White Shadows in the South Seas

3. A Gentleman with a Duster (Harold Begbie), The Mirrors of Downing Street

4. Margot Asquith, The Autobiography of Margot Asquith

6. Robert Lansing, Peace Negotiations

1922

Fiction Bestsellers

1. A.S.M. Hutchinson, If Winter Comes

2. Edith M. Hull, The Sheik

3. Booth Tarkington, Gentle Julia

4. Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Head of the House of Coombe

5. Robert Keable, Simon Called Peter

6. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Breaking Point

7. A.S.M. Hutchinson, This Freedom

8. Louis Hémon, Maria Chapdelaine

9. Zane Grey, To the Last Man

10. Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt (tie)

10. Harold Bell Wright, Helen of the Old House (tie)

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
James Joyce, Ulysses

Harold Stearns, ed., Civilization in the United States

Bronislaw Malinowski, The Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion

T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

W. F. Ogburn, Social Change

Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, vol. 2

Emily Post, Etiquette
E. E. Cummings, The Enormous Room

Albert Einstein, The Meaning of Relativity

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. H. G. Wells, The Outline of History

2. Hendrik Willem Van Loon, The Story of Mankind

3. Edward Bok, The Americanization of Edward Bok

4. Lulu Hunt Peters, Diet and Health

5. James Harvey Robinson, The Mind in the Making

6. J. Arthur Thomson, The Outline of Science

7. Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury, Outwitting Our Nerves

8. Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria

9. Anonymous (Clinton W. Gilbert), Mirrors of Washington

10. A Gentleman with a Duster (Harold Begbie), Painted Windows


1923
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Gertrude Atherton, Black Oxen

2. Arthur Train, His Children’s Children

3. “Elizabeth”, The Enchanted April

4. Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

5. Temple Bailey, The Dim Lantern

6. A.S.M. Hutchinson, This Freedom

7. Harold Bell Wright, The Mine with the Iron Door

8. Zane Grey, The Wanderer of the Wasteland

9. Rafael Sabatin, The Sea-Hawk

10. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Breaking Point

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Le Corbusier, Towards a New Architecture

D. H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature

Robert Frost, New Hampshire

Thorstein Veblen, Absentee Ownership

Jean Toomer, Cane

Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Carl Schmitt, The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy

Martin Buber, I and Thou

Georg Lukács, History and Class Consciousness

Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Shuler, Woman Suffrage and Politics

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Emily Post, Etiquette

2. Giovanni Papini, The Life of Christ

3. Burton J. Hendrick, ed., The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page

4. James Harvey Robinson, The Mind in the Making

5. H. G. Wells, The Outline of History

6. Lulu Hunt Peters, Diet and Health

7. Emile Coué, Self-Mastery Through Conscious Auto-Suggestion

8. Edward Bok, The Americanization of Edward Bok

9. Hendrik Willem Van Loon, The Story of Mankind

10. Edward Bok, A Man from Maine


1924
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Edna Ferber, So Big

2. Percy Marks, The Plastic Age

3. Anne Douglas Sedgwick, The Little French Girl

4. Philip Gibbs, The Heirs Apparent

5. James Oliver Curwood, A Gentleman of Courage

6. Zane Grey, The Call of the Canyon

7. Booth Tarkington, The Midlander

8. Coningsby Dawson, The Coast of Folly

9. Rafael Sabatini, Mistress Wilding

10. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, The Homemaker

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
E. M. Forster, A Passage to India

Marcel Mauss, The Gift

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Herman Melville, Billy Budd (posthumous)

Emma Goldman, My Disillusionment with Russia

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Shailer Mathews, Faith of Modernism

Jean Piaget, Judgment and Reasoning in the Child

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Lulu Hunt Peters, Diet and Health

2. Giovanni Papini, The Life of Christ

3. Fannie Farmer, ed. The Boston Cooking School Cook Book

4. Emily Post, Etiquette

5. André Maurois, Ariel

6. Prosper Buranelli et al., The Cross Word Puzzle Books

7. Mark Twain, Mark Twain’s Autobiography

8. George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan

9. Albert E. Wiggam, The New Decalogue of Science

10. Edward Bok, The Americanization of Edward Bok


1925
Fiction Bestsellers

1. A. Hamilton Gibbs, Soundings

2. Margaret Kennedy, The Constant Nymph

3. Gene Stratton Porter, The Keeper of the Bees

4. E. Barrington, Glorious Apollo

5. Michael Arlen, The Green Hat

6. Anne Douglas Sedgwick, The Little French Girl

7. Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith

8. Anne Parrish, The Perennial Bachelor

9. Rafael Sabatin, The Carolinian

10. A.S.M. Hutchinson, One Increasing Purpose

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

William Carlos Williams, In the American Grain

Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith

Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World

Franz Kafka, The Trial

W. B. Yeats, A Vision

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

John Dewey, Experience and Nature

Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans (written 1908)

Charles Merriam, New Aspects of Politics

Alain Locke, ed., The New Negro

Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Lulu Hunt Peters, Diet and Health

2. Fannie Farmer, ed., The Boston Cooking School Cook Book

3. A. A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

4. Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows

5. Giovanni Papini, The Life of Christ

6. André Maurois, Ariel

7. Edward Bok, Twice Thirty

8. Lord Grey, Twenty-Five Years

9. J. J. Brousson, Anatole France Himself

10. Prosper Buranelli et al., The Cross Word Puzzle Books


1926
Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Erskine, The Private Life of Helen of Troy

2. Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

3. Warwick Deeping, Sorrell and Son

4. Sylvia Thompson, The Hounds of Spring

5. P. C. Wren, Beau Sabreur

6. John Galsworthy, The Silver Spoon

7. P. C. Wren, Beau Geste

8. Edna Ferber, Show Boat

9. Susan Ertz, After Noon 

10. Temple Bailey, The Blue Window

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Langston Hughes, The Weary Blues

R. H. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Franz Kafka, The Castle

I. A. Richards, Science and Poetry

H. L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy

Lewis Mumford, The Golden Day

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Ivan Pavlov, Conditioned Reflexes

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Bruce Barton, The Man Nobody Knows

2. George A. Dorsey, Why We Behave Like Human Beings

3. Lulu Hunt Peters, Diet and Health

4. Mark Sullivan, Our Times, vol. 1

5. Fannie Farmer, ed., The Boston Cooking School Cook Book

6. Milton C. Work, Auction Bridge Complete

7. Bruce Barton, The Book Nobody Knows

8. Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

9. Edgar A. Guest, The Light of Faith

10. Claude G. Bowers, Jefferson and Hamilton

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

T. S. Stribling, Teeftallow

Esther Forbes, O Genteel Lady!

Walder Noble Burns, The Saga of Billy the Kid

John Galsworthy, The Silver Spoon

Edna Ferber, Show Boat

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, The Time of Man

Ellen Glasgow, The Romantic Comedians

Elinor Wylie, The Orphan Angel


1927
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

2. Booth Tarkington, The Plutocrat

3. Warwick Deeping, Doomsday

4. Warwick Deeping, Sorrell and Son

5. Mazo de la Roche, Jalna

6. Mary Roberts Rinehart, Lost Ecstasy

7. Edith Wharton, Twilight Sleep

8. Anne Parrish, Tomorrow Morning

9. Anne Douglas Sedgwick, The Old Countess

10. Louis Bromfield, A Good Woman

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantVirginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Thornton Wilder, Bridge of San Luis Rey

E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop

John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time

V. L. Parrington, Main Currents in American Thought

Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization

Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

Percy C. Bridgeman, The Logic of Modern Physics

Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian

Katherine Mayo, Mother India

Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

2. Emil Ludwig, Napoleon

3. T. E. Lawrence, Revolt in the Desert

4. Alfred Aloysius Horn and Ethelreda Lewis, Trader Horn, vol. 1

5. Charles A. Lindbergh, We

6. Julian Spafford and Lucien Esty, Ask Me Another

7. Richard Halliburton, The Royal Road to Romance

8. Richard Halliburton, The Glorious Adventure

9. George A. Dorsey, Why We Behave Like Human Beings

10. Katherine Mayo, Mother India

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Bliss Perry, ed., The Heart of Emerson’s Journals

Emil Ludwig, Napoleon

Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

T. E. Lawrence, Revolt in the Desert

James Boyd, Marching On

O. E. Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth

Stuart Chase and F. J. Schlink, Your Money’s Worth

H. G. Wells, Meanwhile

Rosamond Lehmann, Dusty Answer

C. E. Montague, Right Off the Map

Margaret Kennedy, Red Sky at Morning

Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln

1928

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

2. Hugh Walpole, Wintersmoon

3. John Galsworthy, Swan Song

4. S. S. Van Dine, The Greene Murder Case

5. Viña Delmar, Bad Girl

6. Booth Tarkington, Claire Ambler

7. Warwick Deeping, Old Pybus

8. Anne Parrish, All Kneeling

9. Mazo de la Roche, Jalna

10. Louis Bromfield, The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

Ford Madox Ford, Parade’s End

Margaret Mead, Coming of Age in Samoa

Eugene O’Neill, Strange Interlude

D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterly’s Lover

Arthur Eddington, Nature of the Physical World

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. André Maurois, Disraeli

2. Katherine Mayo, Mother India

3. Alfred Aloysius Horn and Ethelreda Lewis, Trader Horn, vol. 1

4. Emil Ludwig, Napoleon              

5. Eugene O’Neill, Strange Interlude

6. Charles A. Lindbergh, We

7. Lowell Thomas, Count Luckner, the Sea Devil

8. Emil Ludwig, Goethe

9. Richard E. Byrd, Skyward

10. George Bernard Shaw, The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Booth Tarkington, Claire Ambler

André Marois, Disraeli

S. Fowler Wright, The Deluge

Elizabeth Bowen, The Hotel

Julian Green, The Closed Garden

George Bernard Shaw, The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

Felix Salten, Bambi

Stephen Vincent Benét, John Brown’s Body

Edith Wharton, The Children

Paul de Kruif, Hunger Fighters

Charles Beard, ed., Whither Mankind?

Arnold Zweig, The Case of Sargeant Grischa

1929

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

2. Sinclair Lewis, Dodsworth

3. Anne Douglas Sedgwick, Dark Hester

4. S. S. Van Dine, The Bishop Murder Case

5. Warwick Deeping, Roper’s Row

6. O. E. Rölvaag, Peder Victorious

7. DuBose Heyward, Mamba’s Daughters

8. Susan Ertz, The Galaxy

9. Julia Peterkin, Scarlet Sister Mary

10. H. W. Freeman, Joseph and His Brethren

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantWilliam Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Robert Graves, Good-bye to All That

Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Morals

Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia

Joseph Wood Krutch, Modern Temper

Robert and Helen Lynd, Middletown

John Dewey, Quest for Certainty

Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

Mohandas Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Jose Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Ernest Dimnet, The Art of Thinking

2. Francis Hackett, Henry the Eighth

3. Joan Lowell, The Cradle of the Deep

4. Lytton Strachey, Elizabeth and Essex

5. Chic Sale, The Specialist

6. Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Morals

7. Robert L. Ripley, Believe It or Not

8. Stephen Vincent Benét, John Brown’s Body

9. Claude G. Bowers, The Tragic Era

10. Will Durant, The Mansions of Philosophy

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsH. W. Freeman, Joseph and His Brethren

Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter

Joan Lowell, Cradle of the Deep

Francis Hackett, Henry the Eighth

Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Morals

Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Thames Williamson, Hunky

Dorothy L. Sayers, ed., The Omnibus of Crime

Henry Handel Richardson, Ultima Thule

J. B. Priestley, The Good Companions

Valentin Kataev, The Embezzlers

Bernard Fay, Franklin, The Apostle of Modern Times

1930

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Edna Ferber, Cimarron

2. Warwick Deeping, Exile

3. Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros

4. Margaret Ayer Barnes, Years of Grace

5. J. B. Priestley, Angel Pavement

6. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Door

7. Hugh Walpole, Rogue Herries

8. A. Hamilton Gibbs, Chances

9. Katharine Brush, Young Man of Manhattan

10. Louis Bromfield, Twenty-Four Hours

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Twelve Southerners, I’ll Take My Stand

Jerome Frank, Law and the Modern Mind

Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way

Norman Forster, Humanism in America

William Empson, Seven Types of Ambiguity 

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Axel Munthe, The Story of San Michele

2. Gaston B. Means and May Dixon Thacker, The Strange Death of President Harding

3. André Maurois, Byron

4. James Truslow Adams, The Adams Family

5. Will James, Lone Cowboy

6. Emil Ludwig, Lincoln

7. Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

8. H. G. Wells, The Outline of History

9. Ernest Dimnet, The Art of Thinking

10. Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
W. R. Burnett, Iron Man

Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization

Harold Lamb, The Crusades: Iron Men and Saints

Claire Spencer, Gallows’ Orchard

Somerset Maugham et al, The Week-End Library

Everett Dean Martin, Liberty

Helen Ashton, Dr. Serocold

Will James, Lone Cowboy: My Life

A. Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Michael Ossorgin, Quiet Street

Major F. Yeats-Brown, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Herman Melville, Moby Dick (ill. Rockwell Kent)

1931

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

2. Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock

3. Bess Streeter Aldrich, A White Bird Flying

4. Vicki Baum, Grand Hotel

5. Margaret Ayer Barnes, Years of Grace

6. Erich Maria Remarque, The Road Back

7. Warwick Deeping, The Bridge of Desire

8. Fannie Hurst, Back Street

9. Mazo de la Roche, Finch’s Fortune

10. John Galsworthy, Maid in Waiting

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
John Dewey, Philosophy and Civilization

Edmund Wilson, Axel’s Castle

Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

Lincoln Steffens, Autobiography

Morris R. Cohen,, Reason and Nature

Margaret Sanger, My Fight for Birth Control

Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock

Constance Rourke, American Humor

Irma Rombauer, The Joy of Cooking

Leon Trotsky, Permanent Revolution

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Grand Duchess Marie, Education of a Princess

2. Axel Munthe, The Story of San Michele

3. Anonymous (Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen), Washington Merry-Go-Round

4. Alexander Abingdon, ill. Dr. Seuss, Boners: Being a Collection of Schoolboy Wisdom or Knowledge

5. Ely Culbertson, Culbertson’s Summary

6. Ely Culbertson, Contract Bridge Blue Book

7. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Fatal Interview

8. James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America

9. Stuart Chase, Mexico

10. Mikhail Ilin, New Russia’s Primer

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Grand Duchess Marie, Education of a Princess

Vicki Baum, Grand Hotel

Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

Thomas Craven, Men of Art

Denis Mackail, The Square Circle

M. Ilin, New Russia’s Primer: The Story of the Five-Year Plan

Elizabeth, Father

Albert Einstein et al, Living Philosophies

Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock

Sheila Kaye-Smith, Susan Spray

James Gould Cozzens, S. S. San Pedro

James truslow Adams, The Epic of America

Joseph Roth, Job

Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday

1932

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

2. Charles Morgan, The Fountain

3. Pearl S. Buck, Sons

4. Louis Golding, Magnolia Street

5. Ellen Glasgow, The Sheltered Life

6. Warwick Deeping, Old Wine and New

7. Booth Tarkington, Mary’s Neck

8. Lloyd C. Douglas, Magnificent Obsession

9. Phyllis Bentley, Inheritance

10. A. J. Cronin, Three Loves

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

John Dos Passos, 1919

William Faulkner, Light in August

Erskine Caldwell, Tobacco Road

Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society

John Chamberlain, Farewell to Reform

F. R. Leavis, New Bearings in English Poetry

W. E. B. Du Bois, Black Reconstruction

Adolph Berle and Gardiner Means, Modern Corporation and Private Property

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America

2. Frederick Lewis Allen, Only Yesterday

3. Vash Young, A Fortune to Share

4. Ely Culbertson, Culbertson’s Summary

5. Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Van Loon’s Geography

6. Ernest Dimnet, What We Live By

7. James Truslow Adams, The March of Democracy

8. Anonymous (Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen), Washington Merry-Go-Round

9. Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

10. Anonymous (Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen), More Merry-Go-Round

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Francis Brett Young, Mr. and Mrs. Pennington

Booth Tarkington, Mary’s Neck

Vicki Baum, And Life Goes On

Hellen Hull, Heat Lightning

Homer W. Smith, Kamongo

Leweis E. Lawes, Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing

Charles Morgan, The Fountain

Jan Welzl, Thirty Years in the Golden North

Jean Schlumberger, Saint Saturnin

Antoine de St. Exupéry, Night Flight

Hendrik Willem van Loon, Van Loon’s Geography

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty

Rosamond Lemann, Invitation to the Waltz

Joseph Mathews, Wah ‘Kon-Tah

Lloyd Lewis, Sherman: Fighting Prophet

1933

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse

2. Gladys Hasty Carroll, As the Earth Turns

3. Sinclair Lewis, Ann Vickers

4. Lloyd C. Douglas, Magnificent Obsession

5. John Galsworthy, One More River

6. Lloyd C. Douglas, Forgive Us Our Trespasses

7. Mazo de la Roche, The Master of Jalna

8. Bess Streeter Aldrich, Miss Bishop

9. Louis Bromfield, The Farm

10. Hans Fallada, Little Man, What Now?

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Wesley Mitchell et al., Recent Social Trends

J.W.N. Sullivan, Limitations of Science

Sidney Hook, Toward an Understanding of Karl Marx

Morris R. Cohen, Law and the Social

John Strachey, Coming Struggle for Power

André Malraux, Man’s Fate

H. G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Walter B. Pitkin, Life Begins at Forty

2. Stefan Zweig, Marie Antoinette

3. R. H. Bruce Lockhart, British Agent

4. Arthur Kallet and F. J. Schlink, 100,000 Guinea Pigs

5. Nora Waln, The House of Exile

6. Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Van Loon’s Geography

7. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Looking Forward

8. Ely Culbertson, Contract Bridge Blue Book of 1933

9. Halliday Sutherland, The Arches of the Years

10. James Truslow Adams, The March of Democracy, vol. 2

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
James Gould Cozzens, The Last Adam

R. H. Bruce Lockheart, British Agent

Bernard Shaw, Adventures of the Black Girl

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, South Moon Under

Stefan Zweig, Marie Antoinette

Gladys Hasty Carroll, As the Earth Turns

Hans Fallada, Little Man, What Now?

Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse

Maurice O’Sullivan, Twenty-Years A-Growing

W. R. Burnett, Dark Hazard

Thames Williamson, Woods Colt

Virginia Woolf, Flush

Maurice Hindus, The Great Offensive

Ralph Roeder, The Man of the Renaissance

1934

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse

2. Caroline Miller, Lamb in His Bosom

3. Stark Young, So Red the Rose

4. James Hilton, Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

5. Margaret Ayer Barnes, Within This Present

6. Sinclair Lewis, Work of Art

7. Phyllis Bottome, Private Worlds

8. Mary Ellen Chase, Mary Peters

9. Alice Tisdale Hobart, Oil for the Lamps of China

10. Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Robert Graves, I, Claudius

John O’Hara, Appointment in Samarra

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

John Dewey, Art as Experience

James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

Lewis Mumford, Technics and Civilization

Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture

Malcolm Cowley, Exile’s Return

Henry Roth, Call It Sleep

T. S. Eliot, After Strange Gods

Matthew Jacobson, The Robber Barons

George Herbert Mead, Mind, Self, and Society (posthumous)

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns

2. Walter B. Pitkin, Life Begins at Forty

3. Romola Nijinsky, Nijinsky

4. Arthur Kallet and F. J. Schlink, 100,000 Guinea Pigs

5. Louis Adamic, The Native’s Return

6. Carl Carmer, Stars Fell on Alabama

7. Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure

8. Ike Hoover, Forty-Two Years in the White House

9. Edmund Jacobson, You Must Relax

10. Charles Dickens, The Life of Our Lord

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure

Louis Adamic, The Native’s Return

Matthew Josephson, The Robber Barons

Isak Dineson, Seven Gothic Tales

H. C. Engelbrecht and F. C. Hanighen, Merchants of Death

H. G. Wells, Seven Famous Novels

Josephine Lawrence, Years are So Long

Marguerite Steen, Matador

A. P. Herbert, Holy Deadlock

Doris Manners-Sutton, Black God

Herbert Hoover, The Challenge to Liberty

Henry Wallace, New Frontiers

H. G. Wells, An Experiment in Autobiography

Franz Werful, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

1935

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Lloyd C. Douglas, Green Light

2. Ellen Glasgow, Vein of Iron

3. Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River

4. Rachel Field, Time Out of Mind

5. James Hilton, Good-Bye, Mr. Chips

6. Franz Werfel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

7. Thornton Wilder, Heaven’s My Destination

8. James Hilton, Lost Horizon

9. Edna Ferber, Come and Get It

10. Robert Briffault, Europa

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
James T. Farrell, Studs Lonigan Trilogy

George Dangerfield, The Strange Death of Liberal England

Kenneth Burke, Permanence and Change

Rudolf Carnap, Philosophy and Logical Syntax

Reinhold Niebuhr, An Interpretation of Christian Ethics

Thurman Arnold, Symbols of Government

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, North to the Orient

2. Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns

3. Clarence Day, Life with Father

4. Vincent Sheean, Personal History

5. T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

6. Francis Hackett, Francis the First

7. Stefan Zweig, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

8. Hans Zinsser, Rats, Lice and History

9. Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee

10. M. C. Phillips, Skin Deep

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Thornton Wilder, Heaven’s My Destination

Robert Nathan, Road of Ages

Leland Hall, Salah and His American

Bruno Frank, A Man Called Cervantes

Robert Graves, Claudius the God

Walter Millis, The Road to War

Enid Bagnold, National Velvet

Humphrey Cobb, Paths of Glory

Robert Rylee Deep Dark River

Clarence Day, Life with Father
Ellen Glasgow, Vein of Iron

T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Mari Sandoz, Old Jules

Gen. Armand de Caulaincourt, With Napoleon in Russia

1936

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

2. George Santayana, The Last Puritan

3. Charles Morgan, Sparkenbroke

4. Walter D. Edmonds, Drums Along the Mohawk

5. Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here

6. Lloyd C. Douglas, White Banners

7. Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, The Hurricane

8. Rebecca West, The Thinking Reed

9. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Doctor

10. Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJohn Dos Passos, The Big Money

A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic

William Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom!

H. D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How?

Arthur O. Lovejoy, The Great Chain of Being

John Steinbeck, In Dubious Battle

John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Alexis Carrel, Man the Unknown

2. Dorothea Brande, Wake Up and Live!

3. Negley Farson, The Way of a Transgressor

4. Patience, Richard, and Johnny Abbe, Around the World in Eleven Years

5. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, North to the Orient

6. Victor Heiser, An American Doctor’s Odyssey

7. John Gunther, Inside Europe

8. Marjorie Hillis, Live Alone and Like It

9. Clarence Day, Life with Father

10. Walter Duranty, I Write As I Please

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
C. C. Furnas, The Next Hundred Years

Josephine Lawerence, If I Have Four Apples

George Santayana, The Last Puritan

Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris

Claence Day, This Simian World

Peter Freuchen, Arctic Adventure

Arnold Zweig, Education before Verdun

André Malraux, Days of Wrath

Robert Frost, A Further Range

Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Walter Edmonds, Drums along the Mohawk

Victor Heiser, An American Doctor’s Odyssey

E. P. O’Donnell, Green Margins

A. E. Houseman, More Poems

Constance Rourke, Aubudon

Pearl S. Buck, Fighting Angel

Pearl S. Buck, Exile

1937

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

2. Kenneth Roberts, Northwest Passage

3. A. J. Cronin, The Citadel

4. Vaughan Wilkins, And So-Victoria

5. Walter D. Edmonds, Drums Along the Mohawk

6. Virginia Woolf, The Years

7. W. Somerset Maugham, Theatre

8. John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

9. Louis Bromfield, The Rains Came

10. James Hilton, We Are Not Alone

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Thurman Arnold, The Folklore of Capitalism

John Dewey et al., Not Guilty

Robert and Helen Lynd, Middletown in Transition

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbitt

Karen Horney, The Neurotic Personality in Our Time

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Talcott Parsons, The Structure of Social Action

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People

2. Victor Heiser, An American Doctor’s Odyssey

3. Henry C. Link, The Return to Religion

4. Hendrik Willem Van Loon, The Arts

5. Marjorie Hillis, Orchids on Your Budget

6. Noel Coward, Present Indicative

7. Lancelot Hogben, Mathematics for the Million

8. Clarence Day, Life with Mother

9. Emil Ludwig, The Nile

10. Van Wyck Brooks, The Flowering of New England

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
R. C. Hutchnison, Shining Scabbard

Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara von Meck, Beloved Friend

John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

H. G. Wells, The Croquet Player

Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine

Millen Brand, The Outward Room

William Mahxwell, They Came Like Swallows

Burton J. Hendrick, Bulwark of the Republic

Kenneth Roberts, Northwest Passage

Elliott Paul, The Life and Death of a Spanish Town

Clyde Brion Davis, The Anointed

Ivan Sanderson, Animal Treasure

J. B. Rhine, New Frontiers of the Mind

Stuart Cloete, The Turning Wheels

Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

V. Sackville-West, Pepita


1938
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling

2. A. J. Cronin, The Citadel

3. Howard Spring, My Son, My Son!

4. Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

5. Kenneth Roberts, Northwest Passage

6. Rachel Field, All This, and Heaven Too

7. Louis Bromfield, The Rains Came

8. Laura Krey, And Tell of Time

9. Phyllis Bottome, The Mortal Storm

10. Hervey Allen, Action at Aquila

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Evelyn Waugh, Scoop

Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

Autobiographies of William Butler Yeats

George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

Lewis Mumford, The Culture of Cities

John Dewey, Logic

B. F. Skinner, Behavior of Organisms

Thornton Wilder, Our Town

James Hilton, Lost Horizon

Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

C. L. R. James, The Black Jacobins

Jomo Kenyatta, Facing Mount Kenya

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

2. Margaret Halsey, With Malice Toward Some

3. Eve Curie, Madame Curie

4. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Listen! The Wind

5. Arthur E. Hertzler, The Horse and Buggy Doctor

6. Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People

7. Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin

8. Ogden Nash, I’m a Stranger Here Myself

9. Richard E. Byrd, Alone

10. Margaret Armstrong, Fanny Kemble

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
C. P. Rohacanachi, Forever Ulysses

Commander Edward Ellsberg, Hell on Ice

Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

Charles Allen Smart, R. F. D.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling

Paul de Kruif, The Fight for Life

Eric Knight et al, The Flying Yorkshireman

Clyde Brion Davis, The Great American Novel

Margaret Armstrong, Fanny Kemble: A Passionate Victorian

Arthur E. Hertzler, The Horse and Buggy Doctor

Roger Vercel, The Tides of Mont St-Michel

Margaret Halsey, With Malice toward Some

Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin

Irwin Edman, Philosopher’s Holiday

Antonina Vallentin, Leonardo da Vinci


1939
Fiction Bestseller

1. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

2. Rachel Field, All This, and Heaven Too
3. Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

4. John Marquard, Wickford Point

5. Ethel Vance, Escape

6. Lloyd C. Douglas, Disputed Passage
7. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling

8. Elizabeth Page, The Tree of Liberty
9. Sholem Asch, The Nazarene
10. Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJohn Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Erwin Panofsky, Studies in Iconology

John Dewey, Freedom and Culture

Carey McWilliams, Factories in the Field

Cleanth Brooks, Modern Poetry and the Tradition

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Norbert Elias, The Civilizing Process

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Pierre Van Paasen, Days of Our Years
2. Nora Waln, Reaching for the Stars
3. John Gunther, Inside Asia
4. William Lyon Phelps, Autobiography with Letters
5. Bellamy Partridge, Country Lawyer
6. Antoine de St. Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars

7. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

8. Edna Ferber, A Peculiar Treasure
9. Vincent Sheehan, Not Peace but a Sword
10. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Listen! The Wind

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
T. H. White, The Sword in the Stone

Logan Persoall Smith, Unforgotten Years

Pierre van Paassen, Days of Our Years

Pearl S. Buck, The Patriot

Christopher LaFarge, Each to the Other

Nevil Shute, Ordeal

C. S. Forester, Captain Horatio Hornblower

Charles and Mary Beard, America in Midpassage

Antoine de St. Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars

Angela Thirkell, The Brandons

Vincint Sheean, Not Peace but a Sword

Pietro di Donato, Christ in Concrete

Amram Scheinfeld, You and Heredity

Ethel Vance, Escape

Sholem Asch, The Nazarene

Lin Yutang, Moment in Peking


1940
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

2. Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle

3. Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

4. Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

5. Sholem Asch, The Nazarene

6. F. van Wyck Mason, Stars on the Sea

7. Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell

8. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

9. Louis Bromfield, Night in Bombay

10. Nina Fedorova, The Family

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Edmund Wilson, To the Finland Station

Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey into Night

Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Richard Wright, Native Son

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Osa Johnson, I Married Adventure

2. Mortimer Adler, How to Read a Book

3. Oscar Levant, A Smattering of Ignorance

4. John T. Flynn, Country Squire in the White House

5. Agnes Newton Keith, Land Below the Wind

6. Joseph W. Alsop Jr. and Robert Kintnor, American White Paper

7. Van Wyck Brooks, New England: Indian Summer

8. Hans Zinsser, As I Remember Him

9. Pierre van Paassen, Days of Our Years

10. Betty B. Blunt, Bet It’s a Boy

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJules Romains, Verdun

Zsolt de Harsányi, The Star-Gazer

Conrad Richter, The Trees

Richard Wright, Native Son

Elizabeth, Mr. Skeffington

Sir Nevile Henderson, Failure of a Mission

Osa Johnson, I Married Adventure

Hans Zinsser, As I Remember Him

Harold Laski, The American Presidency

Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

Van Wyck Brooks, New England: Indian Summer

Margaret Armstrong, Trelawny

Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Franz Werfel, Embezzled Heaven

1941
Fiction Bestsellers

1. A. J. Cronin, The Keys of the Kingdom

2. James Hilton, Random Harvest

3. Eric Knight, This Above All

4. Marguerite Steen, The Sun Is My Undoing

5. Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

6. Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell

7. John P. Marquand, H. M. Pulham, Esquire

8. Isabel Scott Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Cugat

9. Edna Ferber, Saratoga Trunk

10. Mary Ellen Chase, Windswept

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantArthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths

Reinhold Niebuhr, The Nature and Destiny of Man, vol. 1

Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom

Joseph Davies, Mission to Moscow

James Agee and Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Fomous Men

F. O. Matthiessen, American Renaissance

W. J. Cash, The Mind of the South

W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. Lunt, The Social Life of a Modern Community

Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. William L. Shirer, Berlin Diary

2. Alice Duer Miller, The White Cliffs

3. Jan Valtin, Out of the Night

4. John Gunther, Inside Latin America

5. Winston S. Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears

6. Douglas Miller, You Can’t Do Business with Hitler

7. Clifton Fadiman, ed., Reading I’ve Liked

8. Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington

9. Irvin S. Cob, Exit Laughing

10. Dirk van der Heide, My Sister and I

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsWilla Cather, Sapphira and the Slave Girl

William Saroyan, My Name is Aram

Jan Valtin, Out of the Night

John Marquand, H. M. Pulham, Esquire

Gontran de Poincins, Kabloona

Gunnar Gunnarsson, The Good Shepherd

Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

Sally Benson, Junior Miss

William L. Shirer, Berlin Diary

A. J. Cronin, Keys of the Kingdom

Eleanor Dark, The Timeless Land

Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington

John Gunther, Inside Latin America

T. R. Ybarra, Young Man of Caracas

George Steward, Storm

S. I. Hayakawa, Language in Action

1942
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Franz Werfel, The Song of Bernadette

2. John Steinbeck, The Moon Is Down

3. Pearl S. Buck, Dragon Seed

4. Rachel Field, And Now Tomorrow

5. Elizabeth Pickett, Drivin’ Woman

6. Mary Ellen Chase, Windswept

7. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

8. Marguerite Steen, The Sun Is My Undoing

9. Henry Bellamann, Kings Row

10. A. J. Cronin, The Keys of the Kingdom

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantWilliam Faulkner, Go Down, Moses

Albert Camus, The Stranger

Suzanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key

Alfred Kazin, On Native Grounds

Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, Democracy

Margaret Mead, And Keep Your Powder Dry

Mary McCarthy, The Company She Keeps

Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Marion Hargrove, See Here, Private Hargrove

2. Joseph E. Davies, Mission to Moscow

3. Elliot Paul, The Last Time I Saw Paris

4. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek

5. Major Alexander P. de Seversky, Victory Through Air Power

6. Ilka Chase, Past Imperfect

7. W. L. White, They Were Expendable

8. Antoine de St. Exupéry, Flight to Arras

9. W. M. Kiplinger, Washington Is Like That

10. John Gunther, Inside Latin America

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsArthur Meeker, Jr., The Ivory Mischief

Pearl S. Buck, Dragon Seed

Samuel Eliot Morison, Admiral of the Ocean Sea

John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek

Raoul de Roussy de Sales, The Making of Tomorrow
Franz Werfel, The Song of Bernadette

Alexander P. de Seversky, Victory through Air Power

Esther Forbes, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In

James Gould Cozzens, The Just and the Unjust

Robert Trumbell, The Raft

Gertrude Diamant, The Days of Ofelia

Anna Seghers, The Seventh Cross

W. L. White, They Were Expendable

LeGrand Cannon, Jr., Look to the Mountain

Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

Louis Dickinson Rich, We Took to the Woods

1943
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

2. Marcia Davenport, The Valley of Decision

3. John P. Marquand, So Little Time

4. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

5. William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

6. Louis Bromfield, Mrs. Parkington

7. Sholem Asch, The Apostle

8. Daphne du Maurier, Hungry Hill

9. Hervey Allen, The Forest and the Fort

10. Franz Werfel, The Song of Bernadette

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantReinhold Niebuhr, Nature and Destiny of Man, vol. 2

Carey McWilliams, Brothers under the Skin

Wendell Willkie, One World

C. L. Hull. Principles of Behavior

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Isabel Patterson, God of the Machine

William F. Whyte, Street Corner Society

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. John Roy Carlson, Under Cover

2. Wendell L. Willkie, One World

3. Eve Curie, Journey Among Warriors

4. Harry Emerson Fosdick, On Being a Real Person

5. Richard Tregaskis, Guadalcanal Diary

6. Lt. Col. Gordon Seagrave, Burma Surgeon

7. Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

8. Walter Lippmann, U. S. Foreign Policy

9. Ernie Pyle, Here Is Your War

10. Marion Hargrove, See Here, Private Hargrove

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsCaroline Mytinger, Headhunting in the Solomon Islands

Norman Angell, Let the People Know

Richard Tregaskis, Guadalcanal Diary

William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

Berry Fleming, Colonel Effingham’s Raid

Bernard De Voto, The Year of Decision: 1846

Mark Aldanov, The Fifth Seal

Isak Dinesen, Winter’s Tales

Hilary A. St. George Sanuders, Combined Operations

Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star

Walter Lippmann, U. S. Foreign Policy

John C. Miller, Origins of the American Revolution

Capt. Ted W. Lawson, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

John Marquand, So Little Time

Etta Shiber, Paris-Underground

Corp. Thomas St. George, c/o Postmaster

Ralph Ingersoll, The Battle is the Pay-Off

Katharine Butler Hathaway, The Little Locksmith

Jesse Stuart, Taps for Private Tussie

1944
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Lillian Smith, Strange Fruit

2. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

3. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

4. Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber

5. W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge

6. A. J. Cronin, The Green Years

7. Ben Ames Williams, Leave Her to Heaven

8. Elizabeth Goudge, Green Dolphin Street

9. John Hersey, A Bell for Adano

10. Sholem Asch, The Apostle

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantGunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma

David Lilienthal, TVA: Democracy on the March

Reinhold Niebuhr, The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation

Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

C. L. Stevenson, Ethics and Language

Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones

Helene Deutsch, Psychology of Women

Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness

John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Bob Hope, I Never Left Home

2. Ernie Pyle, Brave Men

3. Gene Fowler, Good Night, Sweet Prince

4. John Roy Carlson, Under Cover

5. Catherine Drinker Bowen, Yankee from Olympus

6. Sumner Welles, The Time for Decision

7. Ernie Pyle, Here Is Your War

8. Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam

9. Quentin Reynolds, The Curtain Rises

10. Joseph C. Grew, Ten Years in Japan

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsE. Arnot Robertson, The Signpost

George Santayana, Persons and Places

Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer

Ludwig Bemelmans, Now I Law Me Down to Sleep

Charles L. McNichols, Crazy Weather

Zofia Kossak, Blessed Are the Meek

Catherine Drinker Bowen, Yankee from Olympus

H. E. Bates, Fair Stood the Wind for France

James Norman Hall, Lost Island

Thomas Mann, Joseph the Provider

Sumner Welles, The Time for Decision

Margery Sharp, Cluny Brown

Nevil Shute, Pastoral

Van Wyck Brooks, The World of Washington Irving

Harold G. Maulton and Louis Marlio, Control of Germany and Japan

Herbert Best, Young ‘Un

Denis Brogan, The American Character

Ernie Pyle, Brave Men

1945
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber

2. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

3. Thomas B. Costain, The Black Rose

4. James Ramsey Ullman, The White Tower

5. Sinclair Lewis, Cass Timberlane

6. Adria Locke Langley, A Lion Is in the Streets

7. James Hilton, So Well Remembered

8. Samuel Shellabarger, Captain from Castile

9. Adria Locke Langley, Earth and High Heaven

10. Irving Stone, Immortal Wife

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantGeorge Orwell, Animal Farm

Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

Richard Wright, Black Boy

Henry Green, Loving

Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies

Vannevar Bush, Science—The Endless Frontier

T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The Age of Jackson

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Ernie Pyle, Brave Men

2. Juliet Lowell, Dear Sir

3. Bill Mauldin, Up Front

4. Richard Wright, Black Boy

5. Bennett Cerf, Try and Stop Me

6. George and Helen Papashvily, Anything Can Happen

7. U.S. War Department General Staff, General Marshall’s Report

8. Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I

9. James Thurber, The Thurber Carnival

10. Louis Bromfield, Pleasant Valley

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJan Karski, Story of a Secret State

George and Helen Papashvily, Anything Can Happen

James Thurber, The Thurber Carnival

Richard Wright, Black Boy

Glenway Wescott, Apartment in Athens
Rosamond Lehmann, The Ballad and the Source

Ira Wolfert, American Guerrilla in the Philippines

C. S. Forester, Commodore Hornblower

Bruce Marshall, The World, the Flesh, and Father Smith

Bill Mauldlin, Up Front

Lau Shaw, Rickshaw Boy

James Ramsey Ullman, The White Tower

Sinclair lewis, Cass Timberlane

Constantin Simonov, Days and Nights

Peter Bowman, Beach Red

Robert Gibbings, Lovely is the Lee

1946
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Daphne du Maurier, The King’s General

2. Taylor Caldwell, This Side of Innocence

3. Frances Parkinson Keyes, The River Road

4. Russell Janney, The Miracle of the Bells

5. Frederic Wakeman, The Hucksters

6. Frank Yerby, The Foxes of Harrow

7. Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph

8. Thomas B. Costain, The Black Rose

9. John P. Marquand, B. F.’s Daughter

10. Mary Jane Ward, The Snake Pit

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantRobert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men

Benjamin Spock, Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

Hans Morgenthau, Scientific Man vs. Power Politics

Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Humanism

John Hersey, Hiroshima

James B. Conant, Understanding Science

Jawaharlal Nehru, The Discovery of India

R. G. Collingwood, The Idea of History (posthumous)

Peter F. Drucker, Concept of the Corporation

Erich Auerbach, Mimesis

Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I

2. Joshua L. Liebman, Peace of Mind

3. Elliott Roosevelt, As He Saw It

4. Frances Perkins, The Roosevelt I Knew

5. Ernie Pyle, Last Chapter

6. Thomas Sugrue and Col. Edmund Starling, Starling of the White House

7. Victor Kravchenko, I Chose Freedom

8. Emery Reves, The Anatomy of Peace

9. Ralph Ingersoll, Top Secret

10. Gene Fowler, A Solo in Tom-Toms

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsEvelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph

The Autobiogarphy of William Allen White

Mary Jane Ward, The Snake Pit

Jim Corbett, Man-Easters of Kumaon

Capt. Harry Butcher, My Three Years with Eisenhower

Frederic Wakeman, The Hucksters

Margery Sharp, Britannia Mews

Halldór Laxness, Independent People

Chistopher LaFarge, The Sudden Guest

George Orwell, Animal Farm

T. H. White, Mistress Masham’s Repose

Theodore H. White and Annalee Jacoby, Thunder out of China

John Hersey, Hiroshima

Stefan Zweig, Balzac

1947
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Russell Janney, The Miracle of the Bells

2. Thomas B. Costain, The Moneyman

3. Laura Z. Hobson, Gentleman’s Agreement

4. Kenneth Roberts, Lydia Bailey

5. Frank Yerby, The Vixens

6. John Steinbeck, The Wayward Bus

7. Ben Ames Williams, House Divided

8. Sinclair Lewis, Kingsblood Royal

9. Marcia Davenport, East Side, West Side

10. Samuel Shellabarger, Prince of Foxes

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantTheodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment(written 1944)

Lionel Trilling, Middle of the Journey

Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight, Moon

Paul Samuelson, Foundations of Economic Analysis

Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (posthumous)

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Joshua L. Liebman, Peace of Mind

2. John Kieran, ed., Information Please Almanac, 1947

3. John Gunther, Inside U.S.A.

4. Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History

5. James F. Byrnes, Speaking Frankly

6. Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, Human Destiny

7. Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I

8. Roger Butterfield, The American Past

9. Margaret B. Boni, ed., The Fireside Book of Folk Songs

10. Katharine T. Marshall, Together

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsPierre Andézel, The Angelic Avengers

Eric Hodgins, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Paul M. Angle, ed., The Lincoln Reader

John Steinbeck, The Wayward Bus

Agnes Newton Keith, Three Came Home

Herman Wouk, Aurora Dawn

John Fischer, Why They Behave Like Russians

John Gunther, Inside U.S.A.

Natalie Anderson Scott, The Story of Mrs. Murphy

Thomas B. Costain, The Moneyman

H. R. Trevor-Roper, The Last Days of Hitler

Bruce Marshall, Vespers in Vienna

Thomas W. Buncan, Gus the Great

Charles F. Ramuz, When the Mountain Fell

Walter Karig, Zotz!

Bill Mauldin, Back Home

Valeniten Davies, Miracle on 34th Street

Guy McCrone, Red Plush

1948
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Big Fisherman

2. Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead

3. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Dinner at Antoine’s

4. Agnes Sligh Turnbull, The Bishop’s Mantle

5. Betty Smith, Tomorrow Will Be Better

6. Frank Yerby, The Golden Hawk

7. Ross Lockridge Jr., Raintree County

8. A. J. Cronin, Shannon’s Way

9. Elizabeth Goudge, Pilgrim’s Inn

10. Irwin Shaw, The Young Lions

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantB. F. Skinner, Walden Two

Norbert Wiener, Control and Connection

James Gould Cozzens, Guard of Honor

Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter

Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead

Alfred Kinsey et al., Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition

Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

William Vogt, Road to Survival
Thomas Merton, Seven Storey Mountain

Alan Paton, Cry, The Beloved Country

Paul Samuelson, Economics

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe

2. Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

3. Joshua L. Liebman, Peace of Mind

4. A. C. Kinsey et al., Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

5. Billy Rose, Wine, Women and Words

6. Al Capp, The Life and Times of the Shmoo

7. Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

8. Robert E. Sherwood, Roosevelt and Hopkins

9. Norman Vincent Peale, A Guide to Confident Living

10. Betty MacDonald, The Plague and I

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsRoss Lockridge, Jr., Raintree Country

Carl Van Doren, The Great Rehearsal

Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March

Josephine Pinkney, The Great Mischief

George Stewart, Fire

Louis P. Lochner, ed., The Goebbels Diaries

Margery Sharp, The Foolish Gentlewoman

Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm

Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter

C. S. Forester, The Sky and the Forest

William Vogt, Road to Survival

Betty Smith, Tomorrow Will be Better

Esther Forbes, The Running of the Tide

Somerset Maugham, Cataline

Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe

David Bradley, No Place to Hide

1949
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Mika Waltari, The Egyptian

2. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Big Fisherman

3. Sholem Asch, Mary

4. John O’Hara, A Rage to Live

5. John P. Marquand, Point of No Return

6. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Dinner at Antoine’s

7. Thomas B. Costain, High Towers

8. Van Wyck Mason, Cutlass Empire

9. Frank Yerby, Pride’s Castle

10. Edward Streeter, Father of the Bride

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantRobert K. Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The Vital Center

L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics

Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Clare Barnes Jr., White Collar Zoo

2. Oswald Jacoby, How to Win at Canasta

3. Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

4. Clare Barnes Jr., Home Sweet Zoo

5. Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper by the Dozen

6. Fulton Oursler, The Greatest Story Ever Told

7. Ottilie H. Reilly, Canasta, the Argentine Rummy Game

8. Josephine Artayeta de Viel and Ralph Michael, Canasta

9. Fulton J. Sheen, Peace of Soul

10. Norman Vincent Peale, A Guide to Confident Living

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections
Frank Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Cheaper by the Dozen

Fred Gipson, Hound-Dog Man

R. C. Hutchinson, Elephant and the Castle

Francis Faither, Double Muscadine

Winston Churchill, Their Finest Hour

Pearl S. Buck, Kinfolk

Edward Streeter, Father of the Bride

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

John Gunther, Behind the Curtain

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Vincent Sheean, Lead Kindly Light

H. A. Oversteret, The Mature Mind

Theodore Bonnet, The Mudlark

Mika Waltari, The Egyptian

A. B. Guthrie, Jr., The Way West

Eleanor Roosevelt, This I Remember

Vannevar Bush, Modern Arms and Free Men


1950
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Henry Morton Robinson, The Cardinal

2. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Joy Street

3. Ernest Hemingway, Across the River and into the Trees

4. John Hersey, The Wall

5. Kathleen Winsor, Star Money

6. Daphne du Maurier, The Parasites

7. Frank Yerby, Floodtide

8. Gwen Bristow, Jubilee Trail

9. Mika Waltari, The Adventurer

10. Budd Schulberg, The Disenchanted

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination

Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale

Theodor Adorno et al., The Authoritarian Personality

David Riesman et al., The Lonely Crowd

Henry Nash Smith, Virgin Land

Erik Erikson, Childhood and Society

Henry Steele Commager, The American Mind

Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings

Isaac Asimov, I, Robot

Aime Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism

E. H. Gombrich, The Story of Art

C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

Nonfiction Bestsellers
1. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book

2. The Baby

3. Gayelord Hauser, Look Younger, Live Longer

4. Frank Bettger, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

5. Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

6. Peter Marshall, Mr. Jones, Meet the Master

7. Hubbard Cob, Your Dream Home

8. H. A. Overstreet, The Mature Mind

9. Clare Barnes Jr., Campus Zoo

10. Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Belles on Their Toes

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsLouise Hall Tharp, The Peabody Sisters of Salem

E. B. White, Here is New York

Joyce Cary, The Horse’s Mouth

John Hersey, The Wall

Marchette Chute, Shakespeare of London

Louise Field Cooper, The Boys from Sharon

Winston Churchill, The Grand Alliance

Alexandra Orme, Comes the Comrade!

Genrald W. Johnson, Incredible Tale

Catherine Drinker Bowen, John Adams and the American Revolution

Marion Crawford, The Little Princesses

Turnley Walker, Rise Up and Walk

Giovanni Guaraschi, The Little World of Don Camillo

Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

Eric Hodgins, Blandings’ Way

Frank Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Belles on Their Toes

Budd Schulberg, The Disenchanted

Winston Churchill, The Hinge of Fate

1951
Fiction Bestsellers

1. James Jones, From Here to Eternity

2. Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny

3. Sholem Asch, Moses

4. Henry Morton Robinson, The Cardinal

5. Frank Yerby, A Woman Called Fancy

6. Nicholas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea

7. John P. Marquand, Melville Goodwin, U.S.A.

8. James A. Michener, Return to Paradise

9. Cardinal Spellman, The Foundling

10. Mika Waltari, The Wanderer

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJames Jones, From Here to Eternity

J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

C. Wright Mills, White Collar

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

George Kennan, American Diplomacy, 1900–1950

Hans Reichenback, The Rise of Scientific Philosophy

C. Vann Woodward, The Origins of the New South

Kenneth Arrow, Social Choice and Individual Values

Talcott Parsons, The Social System

Talcott Parsons, Toward a General Theory of Action

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

William F. Buckley, Jr., God and Man at Yale

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Gayelord Hauser, Look Younger, Live Longer

2. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book

3. Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, Washington Confidential

4. Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book

5. Better Homes and Gardens Handyman’s Book

6. Rachel L. Carson, The Sea Around Us

7. Clarence L. Barnhart, ed., Thorndike-Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary

8. Walt Kelly, Pogo

9. Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

10. The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJames Ramsey Ullman, River of the Sun

Rumer Godden, A Breath of Air

Donald Powell Wilson, My Six Convicts

Ethel Waters, His Eye is on the Sparrow

Nevil Shute, Round the Bend

Odell and Willard Shepard, Jenkins’ Ear

James Michener, Return to Paradise

Lion Feuchtwanger, This is the Hour

J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Gen. Omar N. Bradley, A Soldier’s Story

Nicholas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea

Thomas Mann, The Holy Sinner

Nancy Mitford, The Blessing

Henry Myers, The Tumpost Land

William O. Douglas, Strange Lands and Friendly People

Winston Churcill, Closing the Ring

1952
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Thomas B. Costain, The Silver Chalice

2. Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny

3. John Steinbeck, East of Eden

4. Daphne du Maurier, My Cousin Rachel

5. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Steamboat Gothic

6. Edna Ferber, Giant

7. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

8. Agnes Sligh Turnbull, The Gown of Glory

9. Frank Yerby, The Saracen Blade

10. Howard Spring, The Houses in Between

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantReinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American History

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

The Bible, Revised Standard Version

Whittaker Chambers, Witness

Paul Tillich, The Courage to Be

Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny

Lawrence Gowing, Vermeer

E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version

2. Catherine Marshall, A Man Called Peter

3. Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, U.S.A. Confidential

4. Rachel L. Carson, The Sea Around Us

5. Tallulah Bankhead, Tallulah

6. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

7. Edward P. Morgan, ed.; Edward R. Murrow, foreword, This I Believe

8. Wilson Hicks, ed., This Is Ike

9. Whittaker Chambers, Witness

10. William Hillman, Mr. President

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsCarl Jonas, Jefferson Selleck

Daphne Rooke, Mittee

T. Harry Williams, Lincoln and His Generals

C. S. Forester, Lieutenant Hornblower

S. N. Behrman, Duveen

Howard Spring, The Houses in Between

Whittaker Chambers, Witness

Barnaby Conrad, Matador

Arthur C. Clarke, The Exploration of Space

Thomas E. Dewey, Journey to the Far Pacific

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Robert Raynolds, The Sinner of Saint Ambrose

Mary Borden, You, the Jury

Edna Ferber, Giant

Frededrick Lewis Allen, The Big Change

J. A. Hunter, Hunter

Robert Carson, The Magic Lantern

1953
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

2. Thomas B. Costain, The Silver Chalice

3. Annemarie Selinko, Désirée

4. Leon M. Uris, Battle Cry

5. James Jones, From Here to Eternity

6. Ernest K. Gann, The High and the Mighty

7. A. J. Cronin, Beyond This Place

8. James Hilton, Time and Time Again

9. Samuel Shellabarger, Lord Vanity

10. Ben Ames Williams, The Unconquered

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJames Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain

Winston Churchill, The Second World War

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

Daniel J. Boorstin, The Genius of American Politics

Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History
Alfred Kinsey, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

C. Milosz, The Captive Mind

Roland Barthes, Writing Degree Zero

Isaiah Berlin, The Hedgehog and the Fox

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (posthumous)

Robert A. Nisbet, The Quest for Community

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind

Meyer Howard Abrams, The Mirror and the Lamp

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version

2. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

3. Alfred C. Kinsey et al., Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

4. Dale Evans Rogers, Angel Unaware

5. Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living

6. Catherine Marshall, A Man Called Peter

7. Edward P. Morgan, ed.; Edward R. Murrow, foreword, This I Believe

8. Fulton Oursler and G.A.O. Armstrong, The Greatest Faith Ever Known

9. Tommy Armour, How to Play Your Best Golf

10. Polly Adler, A House Is Not a Home

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsEdgar Johnson, Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph

John Phillips, The Second Happiest Day

Eleanor Ruggles, Prince of Players

March Cost, The Hour Awaits

Dan Cushman, Stay Away, Joe

Ernest Gann, The High and the Mighty

Rumer Godden, Kingfishers Catch Fire

Richard Bissell, 7½ Cents

Vercors, You Shall Know Them

Geoffrey Cotterell, Westward the Sun

Eugenie Clark, Lady with a Spear

Alan Paton, Too Late the Phalarope

Charles A. Lindbergh, The Spirit of St. Louis

Dorothy James Roberts, The Enchanted Cup

Theodore H. White, Fire in the Ashes

Winston Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy

1954
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Morton Thompson, Not as a Stranger

2. Daphne du Maurier, Mary Anne

3. Irving Stone, Love Is Eternal

4. Frances Parkinson Keyes, The Royal Box

5. Mika Waltari, The Egyptian

6. Mac Hyman, No Time for Sergeants

7. John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday

8. Hamilton Basso, The View from Pompey’s Head

9. Taylor Caldwell, Never Victorious, Never Defeated

10. Frank Yerby, Benton’s Row

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantWilliam Golding, Lord of the Flies

Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions

Lord David Cecil, Melbourne

J. R. R. Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings

David Potter, People of Plenty

Wallace Stevens, Collected Poems

Jacques Ellul, Technological Society

Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China, vol. 1

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version

2. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

3. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

4. Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cook Book

5. Grantland Rice, The Tumult and the Shouting

6. Lillian Roth, Gerold Frank, and Mike Connolly, I’ll Cry Tomorrow

7. Catherine Marshall, The Prayers of Peter Marshall

8. Raymond Swing, ed., This I Believe, vol. 2

9. Elmer Davis, But We Were Born Free

10. Roger Butterfield, ed., The Saturday Evening Post Treasury

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJassamyn West, Cress Delahanty

James Dugan, The Great Iron Ship

Ewen Montagu, The Man Who Never Was

Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet

John Masters, Bhowani Junction

R. B. Robertson, Of Whales and Men

Erich Maria Remarque, A Time to Love and a Time to Die

Daphne du Maurier, Mary Anne

Igor Gauzenko, The Fall of a Titan

Hermann Hagedorn, The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill

Aubrey Menen, The Ramayana

Douglass Wallop, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant

Mac Hyman, No Time for Sergeants

Frances Gray Patton, Good Morning, Miss Dove

Marcia Davenport, My Brother’s Keeper

Guy Murchie, Song of the Sky

1955
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Herman Wouk, Marjorie Morningstar

2. Patrick Dennis, Auntie Mame

3. MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville

4. Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse

5. Sloan Wilson, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

6. Robert Ruark, Something of Value

7. Morton Thompson, Not As a Stranger

8. Mac Hyman, No Time for Sergeants

9. Thomas B. Costain, The Tontine

10. John O’Hara, Ten North Frederick

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantVladimir Nabokov, Lolita

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow

J. P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man

James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy

Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America

Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization

Will Herberg, Protestant–Catholic–Jew

Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques

Edward Bernays, The Engineering of Consent

Edward Steichen, The Family of Man

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

2. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

3. Edward Steichen, The Family of Man

4. Catherine Marshall, A Man Called Peter

5. John A. Schindler, How to Live 365 Days a Year

6. Better Homes and Gardens Diet Book

7. Billy Graham, The Secret of Happiness

8. Rudolf Flesch, Why Johnny Can’t Read

9. John Gunther, Inside Africa

10. Harry S Truman, Year of Decisions

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsZoé Oldenbourg, The Cornerstone

Jim Bishop, The Day Lincoln Was Shot

Paul Herrmann, Conquest by Man

C. S. Forester, The Good Shepherd

Storm Jameson, The Hidden River

Robert Ruark, Something of Value

Kamala Markandaya, Nectar in a Sieve
Betty MacDonald, Onions in the Stew

Clemence Dane, The Flower Girls

Saumal Hopkins Adams, Grandfather Stories

Lionel Shapiro, The Sixth of June

Herman Wouk, Marjorie Morningstar

John Gunther, Inside Africa

MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville

David Howarth, We Die Alone

Rumer Godden, An Episode of Sparrows

1956
Fiction Bestsellers

1. William Brinkley, Don’t Go Near the Water

2. Edwin O’Connor, The Last Hurrah

3. Grace Metalious, Peyton Place

4. Patrick Dennis, Auntie Mame

5. Kay Thompson, Eloise

6. MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville

7. Françoise Sagan, A Certain Smile

8. Nicholas Monsarrat, The Tribe That Lost Its Head

9. Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins

10. Kenneth Roberts, Boon Island

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantC. Wright Mills, The Power Elite

Allen Ginsberg, Howl

William H. Whyte, The Organization Man

Walter Kaufmann, ed., Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Grace Metalious, Peyton Place

A. J. Liebling, The Sweet Science

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Dan Dale Alexander, Arthritis and Common Sense, rev. ed.

2. David B. Guralnik, Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, concise ed.

3. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book, 2d ed.

4. Frances Benton, Etiquette

5. Better Homes and Gardens Barbecue Book

6. Morey Bernstein, The Search for Bridey Murphy

7. Smiley Blanton, Love or Perish

8. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

9. John A. Schindler, How To Live 365 Days a Year

10. Kathryn Hulme, The Nun’s Story

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJohn Masters, Bugles and a Tiger

Edwin O’Connor, The Last Hurrah

Harry S. Truman, Memories

Samuel Chotzinoff, Toscanini

Van Wyck Brooks, Helen Keller

Winston Churchill, The Birth of Britain

Eugene Burdick, The Ninth Wave

J. C. Furnas, Goodbye to Uncle Tom

William Brinkley, Don’t Go Near the Water

Herbert Wendt, In Search of Adam

Kathryn Hulme, The Nun’s Story

Guy Endore, King of Paris

Bruce Catton, This Hallowed Ground

Winston Churchill, The New World

1957
Fiction Bestsellers

1. James Gould Cozzens, By Love Possessed

2. Grace Metalious, Peyton Place

3. Meyer Levin, Compulsion

4. Max Shulman, Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

5. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Blue Camellia

6. Kay Thompson, Eloise in Paris

7. Daphne du Maurier, The Scapegoat

8. Nevil Shute, On the Beach

9. Thomas B. Costain, Below the Salt

10. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJack Kerouac, On the Road (written 1951)

John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

James Gould Cozzens, By Love Possessed

Noam Chomsky, Syntactic Structures

Milovan Djilas, New Class
Roland Barthes, Mythologies

Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism

Doctor Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Dwight Macdonald, Memoirs of a Revolutionist

Mary McCarthy, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Leon Festinger, A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Art Linkletter, Kids Say the Darndest Things!

2. Don Whitehead, The FBI Story

3. Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life

4. Catherine Marshall, To Live Again

5. Better Homes and Gardens Flower Arranging

6. Robert Paul Smith, Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing

7. Bernard M. Baruch, Baruch: My Own Story

8. Jean Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

9. The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places

10. Jim Bishop, The Day Christ Died

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsMartin Russ, The Last Parallel: A Marine’s War Journal

Gerald Green, The Last Angry Man

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Crisis of the Old Order

Walter Lord, Day of Infamy

Richard Bissell, Say, Darling

Nicholas E. Wyckoff, The Braintree Mission

John Steinbeck, The Short Reign of Pippin IV

Arthur Bryant, The Turn of the Tide

Heword Swiggett, The Durable Fire

Peter Fleming, Operation Sea Lion

Patrick White, Voss

James Gould Cozzens, By Love Possessed

Wisnton Churchill, The Age of Revolution

Nancy Wilson Ross, The Return of Lady Brace

Storm Jameson, A Cup of Tea for Mr. Thorgill

Margaret L. Coit, Mr. Baruch

1958
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

2. Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Murder

3. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

4. Patrick Dennis, Around the World with Auntie Mame

5. John O’Hara, From the Terrace

6. Kay Thompson, Eloise at Christmastime

7. Edna Ferber, Ice Palace

8. Anya Seton, The Winthrop Woman

9. Jerome Weidman, The Enemy Camp

10. Frances Parkinson Keyes, Victorine

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJohn Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society

Daniel Lerner, The Passing of Traditional Society

Martin Luther King, Jr., Strive toward Freedom

Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, The Ugly American

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

Elie Wiesel, Night

Edward C. Banfield, The Moral Basis of a Backward Society

Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Art Linkletter, Kids Say the Darndest Things!

2. Pat Boone, Twixt Twelve and Twenty

3. Harry Golden, Only in America

4. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit

5. Jean Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

6. Better Homes and Gardens Salad Book

7. J. P. Phillips, trans., The New Testament in Modern English

8. Thor Heyerdahl, Aku-Aku

9. Abigail Van Buren, Dear Abby

10. John Gunther, Inside Russia Today

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsRobert Traver, Anatomy of a Murder

W. S. Swanberg, First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter

Anya Seton, The Winthrop Woman

Winston Churchill, The Great Democracies

John Gunther, Inside Russia Today

Theodor H. White, The Mountain Road

Elick Moll, Seidman and Son

Jerome Weidman, The Enemy Camp

Mary Renault, The King Must Die

Alan Moorehead, The Russian Revolution

Thor Heyerdahl, Aku-Aku: The Story of Easter Island

Roger Vailland, The Law

William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, The Ugly American

J. Christopher Herold, Mistress to an Age: A Life a Madame de Staël

Mary McMinnies, The Visitors

1959
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Leon Uris, Exodus

2. Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

3. James Michener, Hawaii

4. Allen Drury, Advise and Consent

5. D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

6. William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick, The Ugly American

7. Taylor Caldwell, Dear and Glorious Physician

8. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

9. Paul Gallico, Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris

10. Robert Ruark, Poor No More

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant
Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King

C. P. Snow, The Two Cultures

C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

Harold Rosenberg, The Tradition of the New

Richard Ellmann, James Joyce

William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Norman O. Brown, Life against Death

William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Pat Boone, Twixt Twelve and Twenty

2. D. C. Jarvis, Folk Medicine

3. Harry Golden, For 2¢ Plain

4. Vance Packard, The Status Seekers

5. Moss Hart, Act One

6. Cliff Arquette, Charley Weaver’s Letters from Mamma

7. William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White, The Elements of Style

8. The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook

9. Harry Golden, Only in America

10. Alexander King, Mine Enemy Grows Older

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Coming of the New Deal

Eleazar Lipsky, The Scientists

Elizabeth Jenkins, Elizabeth the Great

Robert Payne, The Gold of Troy

Lawrence Durrell, Mountolive

Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Elizabeth Janeway, The Third Choice

James Thurber, The Years with Ross

Joseph Kessel, The Lion

Peter De Vries, The Tents of Wickedness

R. L. Bruckberger, Image of America

Allen Drury, Advise and Consent

Samuel Eliot Morison, John Paul Jones

John Hersey, The War Lover

Margaret Leech, In the Days of McKinley

James A. Michener, Hawaii


1960
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Allen Drury, Advise and Consent

2. James A. Michener, Hawaii

3. Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard

4. Irving Wallace, The Chapman Report

5. John O’Hara, Ourselves To Know

6. Marcia Davenport, The Constant Image

7. Mary Ellen Chase, The Lovely Ambition

8. Taylor Caldwell, The Listener

9. Nevil Shute, Trustee from the Toolroom

10. John O’Hara, Sermons and Soda-Water

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Lawrence Durrell, The Alexandria Quartet

E. H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion

John Updike, Rabbit, Run

W. W. Rostow, The Stages of Economic Growth

S. M. Lipset, Political Man

John Courtney Murray, We Hold These Truths

Paul Goodman, Growing Up Absurd

Sheldon Wolin, Politics and Vision

Angus Campbell et al., The American Voter

E. H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion

Hans Gadamer, Truth and Method

Günter Grass, The Tin Drum

Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of a Conservative

Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology

Bruno Bettelheim, The Informed Heart

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. D. C. Jarvis, Folk Medicine

2. Better Homes and Gardens First Aid for Your Family

3. The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook

4. Alexander King, May This House Be Safe from Tigers

5. Better Homes and Gardens Dessert Book

6. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas

7. William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

8. Barry Goldwater, The Conscience of a Conservative

9. Jack Paar, I Kid You Not

10. Pat Boone, Between You, Me and the Gatepost

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsFosco Maraini, Meeting with Japan

Alan Moorehead, No Room in the Ark

J. B. Priestley, Literature and Western Man

Nevil Shute, Trustee from the Toolroom

Laurie Lee, The Edge of Day

Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard

C. P. Snow, The Affair

Walter Lord, The Good Years

Elizabeth Nowell, Thomas Wolfe

Vinnie Williams, Walk Egypt

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Politics of Upheaval

S. N. Behrman, Portrait of Max

William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Keith Wheeler, Peaceable Lane

Alan Moorehead, The White Nile

1961
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

2. J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

3. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

4. Leon Uris, Mila 18

5. Harold Robbins, The Carpetbaggers

6. Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

7. A. A. Milne, Winnie Ille Pu, trans. Alexander Lenard (Latin)

8. Morris West, Daughter of Silence

9. Edwin O’Connor, The Edge of Sadness

10. John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJoseph Heller, Catch-22

Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization

Ernest Nagel, The Structure of Science

Robert Dahl, Who Governs?

Erving Goffman, Asylums

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (U.S. publication)

Clement Greenberg, Art and Culture

Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas

Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

Lewis Mumford, The City in History

Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. The New English Bible: The New Testament

2. William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

3. Better Homes and Gardens Sewing Book

4. Casserole Cook Book

5. William Lederer, A Nation of Sheep

6. Better Homes and Gardens Nutrition for Your Family

7. Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1960

8. Dr. Herman Taller, Calories Don’t Count

9. Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cook Book: New Edition

10. Gavin Maxwell, Ring of Bright Water

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsIsak Dinesen, Shadows on the Grass

Ernest K. Gann, Fate is the Hunter

Rumer Godden, China Court

Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case

Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Paul Horgan, Citizen of New Salem

C. P. Snow, Science and Government

George F. Kennan, Rus and the West under Lenin and Stalin

Edwin O’Connor, The Edge of Sadness

Theodore W. White, The Making of the President—1960

John Gunther, Inside Europe Today

George Waller, Kidnap: The Story of the Lindbergh Case

Mark Schorer, Sinclair Lewis: An American Life

Bruce Catton, The Coming Fury

Audrey Ersine Lindop, The Way of the Lantern

1962
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools

2. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Dearly Beloved

3. Allen Drury, A Shade of Difference

4. Herman Wouk, Youngblood Hawke

5. J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

6. Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe

7. Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, Seven Days in May

8. Irving Wallace, The Prize

9. Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

10. William Faulkner, The Reivers

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantVladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement

Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Michael Harrington, The Other America

Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy

Edmund Wilson, Patriotic Gore

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom

Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind

T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Michael Oakeshott, Rationalism in Politics

Fritz Machlup, The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the U.S.

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Dr. Herman Taller, Calories Don’t Count

2. The New English Bible: The New Testament

3. Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book: New Edition

4. Virginia Cary Hudson, O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

5. Charles M. Schulz, Happiness Is a Warm Puppy

6. Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, The Joy of Cooking: New Edition

7. Louis Nizer, My Life in Court

8. Frederic Morton, The Rothschilds

9. Helen Gurley Brown, Sex and the Single Girl

10. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsAl Dewlen, Twilight of Honor

Barbara W. Tuchman, The Guns of August

Mary Renault, The Bull from the Sea

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools

Emlyn Williams, George: An Early Autobiography

Herman Wouk, Youngblood Hawke

Barbara Ward, The Rich Nations and the Poor Nations

William Faulkner, The Reivers

Robert Ruark, Uhuru

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Jane Barry, A Time in the Sun

Alan Moorhead, The Blue Nile

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe

Page Smith, John Adams: 1735–1926

1963
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Morris L. West, The Shoes of the Fisherman

2. Mary McCarthy, The Group

3. J. D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour—An Introduction

4. James A. Michener, Caravans

5. John O’Hara, Elizabeth Appleton

6. Taylor Caldwell, Grandmother and the Priests

7. John Rechy, City of Night

8. Daphne du Maurier, The Glass-Blowers

9. Richard McKenna, The Sand Pebbles

10. Rumer Godden, The Battle of the Villa Fiorita

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantE. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class

Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Mary McCarthy, The Group

James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Nathan Glazer and Daniel Moynihan, Beyond the Melting Pot

Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem

William H. McNeill, The Rise of the West

Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations
LeRoi Jones, Blues People

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Charles M. Schulz, Happiness Is a Warm Puppy

2. Charles M. Schulz, Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket

3. Victor Lasky, J.F.K.: The Man and the Myth

4. John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage: Inaugural Edition

5. Virginia Cary Hudson, 0 Ye Jigs & Juleps!

6. Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book

7. The Pillsbury Family Cookbook

8. Bob Hope, I Owe Russia $1200

9. Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints

10. Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book

 

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsRichard McKenna, The Sand Pebbles

Edmond Taylor, The Fall of the Dynasties

Peter Farb, Face of North America: The National History of a Continent

Eilene Bassing, Where’s Annie?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Jacques-Yves Cousteau with James Dugan, The Living Sea

Bruce Catton, Terrible Swift Sword

Catherine Drinker Brown, Francis Bacon: the Temper of a Man

Francis Bacon, Essays

James Morris, The Road to Huddersfield: A Journey to Five Continents

James A. Michener, Caravans

Will and Ariel Durant, The Age of Louis XIV

Rumer Godden, The Battle of the Villa Fiorita

J. Christopher Herold, The Age of Napoleon

Paul Gallico, Love, Let Me Not Hunger

Honor Tracy, The First Day of Friday

1964
Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

2. Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, Candy

3. Saul Bellow, Herzog

4. Leon Uris, Armageddon

5. Irving Wallace, The Man

6. Louis Auchincloss, The Rector of Justin

7. Richard E. Kim, The Martyred

8. Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

9. Mary Stewart, This Rough Magic

10. Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, Convention

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantRalph Ellison, Shadow and Act

Saul Bellow, Herzog

Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man

Clark Kerr, The Uses of the University

Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

Surgeon General’s Office, Smoking and Health

Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

Gary Becker, Human Capital

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. American Heritage and United Press International, Four Days

2. Charles M. Schulz, I Need All the Friends I Can Get

3. John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage: Memorial Edition

4. John Lennon, In His Own Write

5. Charles M. Schulz, Christmas Is Together-Time

6. Jim Bishop, A Day in the Life of President Kennedy

7. Bill Adler, ed., The Kennedy Wit

8. Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

9. General Douglas MacArthur, Reminiscences

10. Mark Shaw, The John F. Kennedys

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsA. L. Rowse, William Shakespeare: A Biography

David Westheimer, Von Ryan’s Express

Gene Smith, When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson

Stanley Loomis, Paris in the Terror

Storm Jameson, The Blind Heart

Giovanni Guareschi, Comrade Don Camillo

Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Robert Payne, The Life and Death of Lenin

Louis Auchincloss, The Rector of Justin

James Gould Cozzens, Children and Others

C. P. Snow, Corridors of Power

Charles Chaplin, An Autobiography

Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, Life with Picasso

Rebecca West, The New Meaning of Treason

1965
Fiction Bestsellers

1. James A. Michener, The Source

2. Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase

3. Saul Bellow, Herzog

4. John Le Carr, The Looking Glass War

5. Robin Moore, The Green Berets

6. Irving Stone, Those Who Love

7. Ian Fleming, The Man with the Golden Gun

8. Arthur Hailey, Hotel

9. Morris West, The Ambassador

10. Herman Wouk, Don’t Stop the Carnival

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantThe Autobiography of Malcolm X

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days

Harvey Cox, The Secular City

Lionel Trilling, Beyond Culture

Frank Herbert, Dune

Louis Althusser, For Marx

Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and Colonized

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, The Negro Family

Mancur Olson, Jr., The Logic of Collective Action

Ralph Nader, Unsafe at Any Speed

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Dan Greenburg, How To Be a Jewish Mother

2. Ruth Montgomery, A Gift of Prophecy

3. Eric Berne, Games People Play

4. Billy Graham, World Aflame

5. Johnny Carson, Happiness Is a Dry Martini

6. Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

7. Arthur Schlesinger Jr., A Thousand Days

8. Bill Sands, My Shadow Ran Fast

9. Theodore C. Sorensen, Kennedy

10. Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1964

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsStephen Becker, A Covenant with Death

John Steward Carter, Full Fathom Five

John Hersey, White Lotus

Herman Wouk, Don’t Stop the Carnival

Sally Carrighar, Wild Heritage

Samuel Eliot Morison, The Oxford History of the American People

James A. Michener, The Source

Violet Bonham Carter, Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait

Jesse Hill Ford, The Liberation of Lord Byron

Bruce Catton, Never Call Retreat

Will and Ariel Durant, The Age of Voltaire

Theodore C. Sorensen, Kennedy

Margaret Mead and Ken Heyman, Family

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days

1966
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls

2. Harold Robbins, The Adventurers

3. Robert Crichton, The Secret of Santa Vittoria

4. Allen Drury, Capable of Honor

5. Helen MacInnes, The Double Image

6. Bernard Malamud, The Fixer

7. Adela Rogers St. Johns, Tell No Man

8. James Clavell, Tai-Pan

9. Louis Auchincloss, The Embezzler

10. Edwin O’Connor, All in the Family

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantPeter Berger and Thomas Luckerman, The Social Construction of Reality

Philip Rieff, The Triumph of the Therapeutic

Mao Zedong, Quotations from Chairman Mao

Jacques Lacan, Ecrits

Hans Blumenberg, The Legitimacy of the Modern Age

John Fowles, The Magus

Oscar Lewis, La Vida: A Puerto Rican Family in the Culture of Poverty

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Michel Foucault, The Order of Things

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation

Francies Yates, The Art of Memory

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialectics

Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Barrington Moore, Jr., Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Andre Gunder Frank, The Development of Underdevelopment

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Norman F. Dacey, How to Avoid Probate

2. William Howard Masters and Virginia E. Johnston, Human Sexual Response

3. Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

4. Eric Berne, Games People Play

5. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., A Thousand Days

6. Sam Levenson, Everything but Money

7. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language

8. Mark Lane, Rush to Judgment

9. Cornelius Ryan, The Last Battle

10. Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsBarbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

Louis Auchincloss, The Embezzlers

Cornelius Ryan, The Last Battle

A. E. Hotchner, Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir

Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran

Leonard Mosley, Hirohito: Emperor of Japan

Jon and Rumer Godden, Two Under the Indian Sun

Storm Jameson, The Early Life of Stephen Hind

Lionel Davidson, The Menorah Men

Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative

Rebecca West, The Birds Fall Down

Mary Renault, The Mask of Apollo

Catherine Drinken Bowen, Miracle at Philadelphia

1967
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Elia Kazan, The Arrangement

2. William Styron (tie), The Confessions of Nat Turner

2. Chaim Potok (tie), The Chosen

4. Leon Uris, Topaz

5. Catherine Marshall, Christy

6. Thornton Wilder, The Eighth Day

7. Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby

8. Irving Wallace, The Plot

9. Mary Stewart, The Gabriel Hounds

10. Henry Sutton, The Exhibitionist

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantHarold Cruse, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual

John Kenneth Galbraith, The New Industrial State

Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology

Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference

William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind
Peter B. Medawar, The Art of the Soluble

Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. William Manchester, Death of a President

2. Johnny Carson, Misery Is a Blind Date

3. Eric Berne, Games People Play

4. Rod McKuen, Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows

5. Father James Kavanaugh, A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church

6. Sam Levenson, Everything but Money

7. Stephen Birmingham, Our Crowd

8. Jess Stearn (tie), Edgar Cayce—The Sleeping Prophet

8. Better Homes and Gardens Favorite Ways with Chicken (tie)

8. Phyllis Diller (tie), Phyllis Diller’s Marriage Manual

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJan de Hartog, The Captain

Cornelia Otis Skinner, Madame Sarah

Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

John Gunther, Inside South America

Thornton Wilder, The Eight Day

William Manchester, The Death of a President

W. S. Kuniczak, The Thousand Hour Day

Harold Nicholson, The War Years, 1939–1945

Dennis Bloodworth, The Chinese Looking Glass

Gwyn Griffen, An Operational Necessity

Sarah Gainham, Night Falls on the City

Will and Ariel Durant, Rousseau and Revolution

William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner

Svetlana Alliluyeva, Twenty Letters to a Friend

George Kennan, Memoirs, 1925–1950

1968
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Arthur Hailey, Airport

2. John Updike, Couples

3. Helen MacInnes, The Salzburg Connection

4. John Le Carré, A Small Town in Germany

5. Taylor Caldwell, Testimony of Two Men

6. Allen Drury, Preserve and Protect

7. Gore Vidal, Myra Breckinridge

8. Fletcher Knebel, Vanished

9. Catherine Marshall, Christy

10. Morris L. West, The Tower of Babel

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJames D. Watson, The Double Helix

Jürgen Habermas, Knowledge and Human Interests

John Updike, Couples

Richard Herr, Dispatches

Jean Piaget, Structuralism

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Timothy Leary, The Politics of Ecstasy

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Pauline Kael, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

2. Laurence Urdang, ed., The Random House Dictionary of the English Language: College Edition

3. Rod McKuen, Listen to the Warm

4. Haim G. Ginott, Between Parent and Child

5. Rod McKuen, Lonesome Cities

6. Erwin M. Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker, The Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet

7. Adam Smith, The Money Game

8. Rod McKuen, Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows

9. Jean Nidetch, The Weight Watcher’s Cook Book

10. Better Homes and Gardens Eat and Stay Slim

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsGerald Green, To Brooklyn with Love

Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape

Sir Francis Chichester, Gipsy Moth Circles the World

Morris L. West, The Tower of Babel

James A. Michener, Ibera

Vladimir Nabokov, King, Queen, Knave

John Kenneth Galbraith, The Triumph

Bruce Page, David Lietch, and Philip Knightly, The Philby Conspiracy

Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Or I’ll Dress You in Mourning

Anton Myrer, Once an Eagle

Gordon Rattray Taylor, The Biological Time Bomb

James Gould Cozzens, Morning Noon and Night

Peter Farb, Man’s Rise to Civilization

Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, The First Circle

Francis Russell, The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren Harding in His Times

1969
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint

2. Mario Puzo, The Godfather

3. Jacqueline Susann, The Love Machine

4. Harold Robbins, The Inheritors

5. Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain

6. Irving Wallace, The Seven Minutes

7. Penelope Ashe, Naked Came the Stranger

8. Chaim Potok, The Promise

9. Gwen Davis, The Pretenders

10. Daphne du Maurier, The House on the Strand

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantKurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint

John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Dean Acheson, Present at Creation

Philip K. Dick, Ubik

Vine Deloria, Jr., Custer Died for Your Sins

Noam Chomsky, American Power and the New Mandarins

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, On Death and Dying

Theodor Roszak, The Making of a Counter-Culture

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. William Morris, ed., American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

2. Rod McKuen, In Someone’s Shadow

3. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull, The Peter Principle

4. Dr. Haim G. Ginott, Between Parent and Teenager

5. The Galloping Gourmet, The Graham Kerr Cookbook

6. Joe McGinniss, The Selling of the President 1968

7. Marjorie Craig, Miss Craig’s 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women

8. Jeane Dixon with René Noorbergen, My Life and Prophecies

9. Linda Goodman, Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs

10. Rod McKuen, Twelve Years of Christmas

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsC. P. Snow, The Sleep of Reason

Robert F. Kennedy, Thirteen Days

Bruce Catton, Grant Takes Command

Carlos Baker, Ernest Hemingway

Lewis Chester, Godfrey Hodgson, and Bruce Page, An American Melodrama: The Presidential Campaign of 1968

Leonard Mosley, On Borrowed Time

Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain

John Cheever, Bullet Park

C. L. Sulzberger, A Long Row of Candles

Pearl S. Buck, The Three Daughters of Madame Liang

J. C. Furnas, The Americans

Sanche de Gramont, The French: Portait of a People

Rumer Godden, In this House of Brede

Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo

Svetlana Alliluyeva, Only One Year

Mary Renault, Fire from Heaven


1970
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Erich Segal, ­Love Story

2. John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

3. Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

4. Mary Stewart, The Crystal Cave

5. Taylor Caldwell, Great Lion of God

6. Leon Uris, QB VII

7. Jimmy Breslin, The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

8. Victoria Holt, The Secret Woman

9. Graham Greene, Travels with My Aunt

10. Irwin Shaw, Rich Man, Poor Man

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Michel Foucault, The Archaelogy of Knowledge

Robin Morgan, ed., Sisterhood is Powerful

Kate Millet, Sexual Politics

Richard Macksey and Eugenio Donato, eds., The Structuralist Controversy

Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

James Dickey, Deliverance

Alvin Toffler, Future Shock

Studs Terkel, Hard Times

Joan Didion, Play it As It Lays

Dee Alexander Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Edward C. Banfield, The Unheavenly City

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. David Reuben, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex but Were Afraid To Ask

2. The New English Bible

3. “J”, The Sensuous Woman

4. Better Homes and Gardens Fondue and Tabletop Cooking

5. Robert Townsend, Up the Organization

6. Jim Bouton, Ball Four

7. William Morris, American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

8. Julius Fast, Body Language

9. Rod McKuen, In Someone’s Shadow

10. Rod McKuen, Caught in the Quiet

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsWilliam L. Shirer, The Collapse of the Third Republic

Graham Greene, Travels with my Aunt

Gustav Eckstein, The Body Has a Head

Elizabeth Longford, Wellington: The Years of the Sword

The New English Bible with the Apocryhia

Joan Dutourd, Pluche, or the Love of Art

Nancy Milford, Zelda

Eleanor Clark, Baldur’s Gate

Richard Jessup, A Quiet Voyage Home

Jack Finney, Time and Again

C. P. Snow, Last Things

Dennis Bloodworth, An Eye for the Dragon: Southeast Asia Observed

James MacGregor Burns, Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom

Henry Charrière, Papillon

Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

Lewis Mumford, The Myth of the Machine

1971
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Arthur Hailey, Wheels

2. William P. Blatty, The Exorcist

3. Irving Stone, The Passions of the Mind

4. Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal

5. Harold Robbins, The Betsy

6. Helen MacInnes, Message from Malaga

7. Herman Wouk, The Winds of War

8. James A. Michener, The Drifters

9. Thomas Tryon, The Other

10. John Updike, Rabbit Redux

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantE. O. Wilson, Insect Societies

B. F. Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity

Antonio Gramsci, The Prison Notebooks (posthumous)

Paul de Man, Blindness and Insight

Boston Women’s Health Collective, Our Bodies, Ourselves

Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

John Rawls, A Theory of Justice

Jane Goodall, In the Shadow of Man

Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

The Pentagon Papers

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. “M”, The Sensous Man

2. Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

3. Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book

4. Thomas Harris, I’m O.K., You’re O.K.

5. David Reuben, Any Woman Can!

6. Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

7. Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor and Franklin

8. Lawrence Welk, Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

9. Gay Talese, Honor Thy Father

10. Rod McKuen, Fields of Wonder

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsJoseph Wambaugh, The New Centurions

Barbara W. Tuchman, Stilwell and the American Experience in China

Nikita Khrushchev, Khrushchev Remembers

James Jones, The Merry Month of May

Samuel Eliot Morison, The European Discovery of America

James Houston, The White Dawn

James A. Michener, The Drifters

Ronald W. Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times

Frank Capra, Frank Capra: The Name above the Title

Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal

Shirley Ann Grau, The Condor Passes

Gorden Thomas and Max Morgan Witts, The San Francisco Earthquake

Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor and Franklin

Ralph G. Martin, Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, vol. 2

Lyndon Banies Johnson: The Vantage Point

1972
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

2. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, August, 1914

3. Frederick Forsyth, The Odessa File

4. Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal

5. Irving Wallace, The Word

6. Herman Wouk, The Winds of War

7. Taylor Caldwell, Captains and the Kings

8. Marjorie Holmes, Two from Galilee

9. Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev

10. Dan Jenkins, Semi-Tough

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantRobert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas

Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity

David McCullough, The Great Bridge

David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest

John Berger, Ways of Seeing

Michael Novak, The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics
Alex Comfort, The Joy of Sex

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Kenneth Taylor, The Living Bible

2. Thomas Harris, I’m O.K., You’re O.K.

3. Nena and George O’Neill, Open Marriage

4. Margaret Truman, Harry S. Truman

5. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution

6. Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book

7. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription

8. Ruth Montgomery, A World Beyond

9. Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan

10. Better Homes and Gardens Low-Calorie Desserts

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsVladimir Nabokov, Glory

Bill Mauldin, The Brass Ring

Martha Rofheart, Fortune Made his Sword

Ralph Maloney, The Nixon Recession Caper

Roger Kahn, The Boys of Summer

John Hersey, The Conspiracy

Michael Crichton, The Terminal Man

Joan Haslip, The Crown of Mexico

Elaine Morgan, The Decsent of Woman

Walter Lord, The Dawn’s Early Light

Barbara Ward and René Dubos, Only One Earth

Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor

W. A. Swanberg, Luce and His Empire

Peter Matthiessen and Eliot Porter, The Tree Where Man was Born

Robert Crichton, The Camerons

Martin Gray with Max Gallo, For Those I Loved

1973
Fiction Bestsellers

1. Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

2. Jacqueline Susann, Once Is Not Enough

3. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

4. Frederick Forsyth, The Odessa File

5. Gore Vidal, Burr

6. Mary Stewart, The Hollow Hills

7. Irwin Shaw, Evening in Byzantium

8. Robert Ludlum, The Matlock Paper

9. Paul E. Erdman, The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

10. Graham Greene, The Honorary Consul

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantDaniel Bell, The Coming of Postindustrial Society

Clifford Geertz, Interpretation of Cultures

Jürgen Habermas, Legimitation Crisis

Hayden White, Metahistory

E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence

Eugene D. Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (written 1958–68)

Richard A. Posner, The Economic Analysis of Law

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Kenneth Taylor, The Living Bible

2. Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution

3. Thomas Harris, I’m O.K., You’re O.K.

4. Alex Comfort, The Joy of Sex

5. Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers Program Cookbook

6. Mildred Newman et al., How To Be Your Own Best Friend

7. Christopher Finch, The Art of Walt Disney

8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook

9. Alistair Cooke, Alistair Cooke’s America

10. Flora R. Schreiber, Sybil

Book-of-the-Month Club SelectionsDavid S. Viscott, The Making of a Psychiatrist

Margat Truman, Harry S. Truman

John Godey, The Taking of Pelham, One Two Three

Alan Lelchuk, American Mischief

Robert Payne, The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler

Heinrich Böll, Group Portrait with Lady

Arthur Rubenstein, My Young Years

Daniel J. Boorstein, The Americans

Reay Tannahill, Food in History

Norman Mailer, Marilyn: A Biography

Morris West, The Salamander

Lawrence Sanders, The First Deadly Sin

Graham Greene, The Honorary Consul

Gore Vidal, Burr

Jane Howard, A Different Woman

1974
Fiction Bestsellers

1. James A. Michener, Centennial

2. Richard Adams, Watership Down

3. Peter Benchley, Jaws

4. John Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

5. Joseph Heller, Something Happened

6. Frederick Forsyth, The Dogs of War

7. Harold J. Robbins, The Pirate

8. Margaret Craven, I Heard the Owl Call My Name

9. John H. Watson, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

10. Irving Wallace, The Fan Club

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantLewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell

Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative

Studs Terkel, Working

Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Robert A. Caro, The Power Broker

Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels

Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World-System, vol. 1

Bob Woodward and Carl Berstein, All the President’s Men

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Marabel Morgan, The Total Woman

2. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, All the President’s Men

3. Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman

4. Alex Comfort, More Joy: A Lovemaking Companion to The Joy of Sex

5. Alistair Cooke, Alistair Cooke’s America

6. Carlos A. Castaneda, Tales of Power

7. Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis

8. James Herriot, All Things Bright and Beautiful

9. Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine, The Bermuda Triangle

10. Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, The Memory Book

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections*Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Imperial Presidency

Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman

Peter Bunchley, Jaws

Ernest Tidyman, Dummy

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Fawn M. Brodie, Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

Studs Terkel, Working

John Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


* Not all data available for this year 

1975

Fiction Bestsellers

1. E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime

2. Arthur Hailey, The Moneychangers

3. Agatha Christie, Curtain

4. Judith Rossner, Looking for Mister Goodbar

5. Joseph Wambaugh, The Choirboys

6. Jack Higgins, The Eagle Has Landed

7. Irving Stone, The Greek Treasure: A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann

8. Michael Crichton, The Great Train Robbery

9. James Clavell, Shogun

10. Saul Bellow, Humboldt’s Gift

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAnthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time (series)

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

E. O. Wilson, Sociobiology

E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime

Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape

Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory

Peter Singer, Animal Liberation
Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Billy Graham, Angels: God’s Secret Agents

2. Robert Ringer, Winning Through Intimidation

3. Harold H. Bloomfield, TM: Discovering Energy and Overcoming Stress

4. Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

5. Sylvia Porter, Sylvia Porter’s Money Book

6. Laurence E. Morehouse and Leonard Gross, Total Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week

7. Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine, The Bermuda Triangle

8. David Reuben, The Save-Your-Life Diet

9. David Niven, Bring on the Empty Horses

10. Theodore H. White, Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon

1976

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Leon Uris, Trinity

2. Agatha Christie, Sleeping Murder

3. Jacqueline Susann, Dolores

4. Jack Higgins, Storm Warning

5. Peter Benchley, The Deep

6. Gore Vidal, 1876

7. Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick: or, Lonesome No More!

8. Harold Robbins, The Lonely Lady

9. Mary Stewart, Touch Not the Cat

10. Sidney Sheldon, A Stranger in the Mirror

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAlex Haley, Roots

Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Michel Foucault, History of Sexuality, vol. 1

John Keegan, The Face of Battle

Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment

Buchi Emecheta, The Bride Price

Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

Umberto Eco, A Theory of Semiotics

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, The Final Days

2. Alex Haley, Roots

3. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones

4. Gail Sheehy, Passages: The Predictable Crises of Adult Life

5. Charles W. Colson, Born Again

6. Erma Bombeck, The Grass ls Always Greener over the Septic Tank

7. Billy Graham, Angels: God’s Secret Agents

8. John Dean, Blind Ambition: The White House Years

9. Shere Hite, The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality

10. Leon Jaworski, The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections*Doris Kearns, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Joseph C. Goulden, The Best Years, 1945–50

Richard Yates, The Easter People

Judith Guest, Ordinary People

Edward Crankshaw, The Shadow of the Winter Palace

Francine du Plessix Gray, Lovers and Tyrants

John Dean, Blind Ambition: The White House Years

John Keegan, The Face of Battle

*Not all data available for this year

1977

Fiction Bestsellers

1. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien, The Silmarillion

2. Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds

3. Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

4. John Le Carre, The Honourable Schoolboy

5. Erich Segal, Oliver’s Story

6. Harold Robbins, Dreams Die First

7. Irwin Shaw, Beggarman, Thief

8. Erica Jong, How To Save Your Own Life

9. Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus: Erotica

10. John Fowles, Daniel Martin

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantToni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden

Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice

Robert Coles, Children of Crisis

Michael Herr, Dispatches

Michael Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars

Walter Jackson Bate, Samuel Johnson

Ronald Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Alex Haley, Roots

2. Robert Ringer, Looking Out for #1

3. James Herriot, All Things Wise and Wonderful

4. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones

5. David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, and Amy Wallace, The Book of Lists

6. Charles Paul Conn, The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway

7. Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden

8. Carlos Castaneda, The Second Ring of Power

9. Erma Bombeck, The Grass ls Always Greener over the Septic Tank

10. Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror

Book-of-the-Month Club Selections*Sterling Hayden, Voyage: A Novel of 1896

Robert Lacey, Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor

Liv Ullman, Changing

Walker Percy, Lancelot

Brooke Hayward, Haywire

John D. MacDonald, Condominium

David McCullough, The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal

Studs Terkel, Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times

Dan Rather and Mickey Herskowitz, The Camera Never Blink


*Not all data available for this year

1978

Fiction Bestsellers

1. James A. Michener, Chesapeake

2. Herman Wouk, War and Remembrance

3. Mario Puzo, Fools Die

4. Sidney Sheldon, Bloodlines

5. Judith Krantz, Scruples

6. Belva Plain, Evergreen

7. Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

8. Robert Ludlum, The Holcroft Covenant

9. Howard Fast, Second Generation

10. Ken Follett, Eye of the Needle

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantNancy Chodorow, Reproduction of Mothering

Edward Said, Orientalism

Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City

William Julius Wilson, The Declining Significance of Race

Irving Kristol, Two Cheers for Capitalism
Ryszard Kapuscinski, The Emperor

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Erma Bombeck, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

2. Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet, Gnomes

3. James Fixx, The Complete Book of Running

4. Christina Crawford, Mommie Dearest

5. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Pulling Your Own Strings

8. Richard Nixon, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

7. Barbara Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

8. Brian Froud and Alan Lee, Faeries

9. Theodore H. White, ln Search of History: A Personal Adventure

10. The Muppet People, The Muppet Show Book

1979

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Robert Ludlum, The Matarese Circle

2. William Styron, Sophie’s Choice

3. Arthur Hailey, Overload

4. Harold Robbins, Memories of Another Day

5. Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird

6. Stephen King, The Dead Zone

7. Mary Stewart, The Last Enchantment

8. Howard Fast, The Establishment

9. Gen. Sir John Hackett et al., The Third World War: August 1985

10. John Le Carré, Smiley’s People

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantV. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River

Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels

Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction

Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism

Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor

Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach

William Styron, Sophie’s Choice

Kenneth Waltz, Theory of International Politics

Peter Singer, Practical Ethics

Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Erma Bombeck, Aunt Erma’s Cope Book

2. Herman Tarnower and Samm Sinclair Baker, The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet

3. Howard J. Ruff, How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years

4. Steve Martin, Cruel Shoes

5. Nathan Pritikin and Patrick McGrady Jr., The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise

6. Henry Kissinger, White House Years

7. Lauren Bacall, Lauren Bacall By Myself

8. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong, The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

9. Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream

10. Charles Paul Conn, The Winner’s Circle

1980

Fiction Bestsellers

1. James A. Michener, The Covenant

2. Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity

3. Sidney Sheldon, Rage of Angels

4. Judith Krantz, Princess Daisy

5. Stephen King, Firestarter

6. Ken Follett, The Key to Rebecca

7. Belva Plain, Random Winds

8. Frederick Forsyth, The Devil’s Alternative

9. Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, The Fifth Horseman

10. Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss, The Spike

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Milton and Rose D. Friedman, Free to Choose

Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Norman Mailer, The Executioner’s Song

Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave
J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guatteri, A Thousand Plateaus

Stanley Fish, Is There a Text in This Class?

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Douglas R. Casey, Crisis Investing: Opportunities and Profits in the Coming Great Depression

2. Carl Sagan, Cosmos

3. Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

4. Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient

5. Gay Talese, Thy Neighbor’s Wife

6. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, The Sky’s the Limit

7. Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave

8. Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey, Craig Claiborne’s Gourmet Diet

9. Robert Allen, Nothing Down

10. Shelley Winters, Shelley: Also Known as Shirley


1981
Fiction Bestsellers

1. James Clavell, Noble House

2. John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

3. Stephen King, Cujo

4. Colleen McCullough, An Indecent Obsession

5. Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park

6. Kit Williams, Masquerade

7. Harold Robbins, Goodbye, Janette

8. Lawrence Sanders, The Third Deadly Sin

9. Joseph Wambaugh, The Glitter Dome

10. Cynthia Freeman, No Time for Tears

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantStephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man

Salman Rushdhie, Midnight’s Children

Arthur C. Danto, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace

Jonathan D. Spence, The Gate of Heavenly Peace

Robert Nozick, Philosophical Explanations

Daniel C. Dennett, Brainstorms

George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue

Angela Davis, Women, Race, and Class

Frederic Jameson, The Political Unconscious

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Judy Mazel, The Beverly Hills Diet

2. James Herriot, The Lord God Made Them All

3. Richard Simmons, Richard Simmons’ Never-Say-Diet Book

4. Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

5. Carl Sagan, Cosmos

6. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

7. Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard, Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life

8. Weight Watchers 365-Day Menu Cookbook

9. Herb Cohen, You Can Negotiate Anything

10. Andrew A. Rooney, A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney

1982

Fiction Bestsellers

1. William Kotzwinkle, E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

2. James A. Michener, Space

3. Robert Ludlum, The Parsifal Mosaic

4. Sidney Sheldon, Master of the Game

5. Judith Krantz, Mistral’s Daughter

6. Jean M. Auel, The Valley of Horses

7. Stephen King, Different Seasons

8. John Jakes, North and South

9. Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

10. Ken Follett, The Man from St. Petersburg

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAlice Walker, The Color Purple

Dumas Malone, Jefferson and his Time

Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits

Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice

Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda’s Workout Book

2. Leo Buscaglia, Living, Loving and Learning

3. Andrew A. Rooney, And More by Andy Rooney

4. Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

5. Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, Life Extension: Adding Years
to Your Life And Life to Your Years—A Practical Scientific Approach

6. Harold S. Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

7. Andrew A. Rooney, A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney

8. Jean Nidetch, The Weight Watchers Food Plan Diet Cookbook

9. Richard Simmons, Richard Simmons’ Never-Say-Diet Cookbook

10. Barbara Woodhouse, No Bad Dogs: The Woodhouse Way

1983

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Joan D. Vinge, adapt., Return of the Jedi Storybook

2. James A. Michener, Poland

3. Stephen King, Pet Sematary

4. John Le Carr, The Little Drummer Girl

5. Stephen King, Christine

6. Danielle Steel, Changes

7. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

8. Stephen R. Donaldson, White Gold Wielder: Book Three of
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

9. Jackie Collins, Hollywood Wives

10. Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantWilliam Kennedy, Ironweed

Rigoberta Menchú, I, Rigoberta Menchú

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities

Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism

Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems

Clifford Geertz, Local Knowledge

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr., In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies

2. John Naisbitt, Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

3. Erma Bombeck, Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession

4. Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, The One Minute Manager

5. Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda’s Workout Book

6. James Herriot, The Best of James Herriot

7. The Mary Kay Guide to Beauty: Discovering Your Special Look

8. Ken Follett, On Wings of Eagles

9. Robert G. Allen, Creating Wealth

10. Victoria Principal, The Body Principal: The Exercise Program for Life

1984

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Stephen King and Peter Strau, The Talisman

2. Robert Ludlum, The Aquitaine Progression

3. Mario Puzo, The Sicilian

4. John Jakes, Love and War

5. Dr. Seuss, The Butter Battle Book

6. Helen Hooven Santmyer, “. . . And the Ladies of the Club”

7. Frederick Forsyth, The Fourth Protocol

8. Danielle Steel, Full Circle

9. Joan Rivers, The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz

10. Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantWilliam Gibson, Neuromancer

Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction
Marguerite Duras, The Lover

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

bell hooks, Feminist Theory

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Lee Iacocca with William Novak, Iacocca: An Autobiography

2. Leo Buscaglia, Loving Each Other

3. Robert Haas, Eat to Win: The Sports Nutrition Bible

4. Andrew A. Rooney, Pieces of My Mind

5. Weight Watchers Fast and Fabulous Cookbook

6. Mark H. McCormack, What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive

7. Jane Fonda with Mignon McCarthy, Women Coming of Age

8. James Herriot, Moses the Kitten

9. Spencer Johnson and Larry Wilson, The One Minute Salesperson

10. Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers Quick Start Program Cookbook

1985

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Jean M. Auel, The Mammoth Hunters

2. James A. Michener, Texas

3. Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon Days

4. Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes

5. Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

6. Danielle Steel, Secrets

7. Carl Sagan, Contact

8. Jackie Collins, Lucky

9. Danielle Steel, Family Album

10. Louis L’Amour, Jubal Sackett

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantDon DeLillo, White Noise

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground

Robert N. Bellah et al., Habits of the Heart

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Lee Iacocca with William Novak, Iacocca: An Autobiography

2. Gen. Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos, Yeager: An Autobiography

3. Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon, Elvis and Me

4. Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, Fit for Life

5. Robert Schuller, The Be-Happy Attitudes

6. Shirley MacLaine, Dancing in the Light

7. Thomas J. Peters and Nancy K. Austin, A Passion for Excellence: The
Leadership Difference

8. Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet

9. Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre, I Never Played the Game

10. Stuart M. Berger, Dr. Berger’s Immune Power Diet

1986

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Stephen King, It

2. Tom Clancy, Red Storm Rising

3. James Clavell, Whirlwind

4. Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Supremacy

5. Jackie Collins, Hollywood Husbands

6. Danielle Steel, Wanderlust

7. Judith Krantz, I’ll Take Manhattan

8. Louis L’Amour, Last of the Breed

9. Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

10. John Le Carre, A Perfect Spy

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAlan Moore, Watchmen

Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert

Richard Ford, The Sportswriter

Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, vol. 1

Martha Nussbaum, The Fragility of Goodness

James Clifford and George E. Marcus, eds., Writing Culture

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Bill Cosby, Fatherhood

2. Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, Fit for Life

3. Kitty Kelley, His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra

4. Martin Katahn, The Rotation Diet

5. Dr. Seuss, You’re Only Old Once

6. Callan Pinckney, Callanetics: Ten Years Younger in Ten Hours

7. Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine

8. Robert H. Schuller, Be Happy—You Are Loved!

9. Andrew A. Rooney, Word for Word

10. James Herriot, James Herriot’s Dog Stories

1987

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Stephen King, The Tommyknockers

2. Tom Clancy, Patriot Games

3. Danielle Steel, Kaleidoscope

4. Stephen King, Misery

5. Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories

6. Sidney Sheldon, Windmills of the Gods

7. Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent

8. Danielle Steel, Fine Things

9. John Jakes, Heaven and Hell

10. Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantToni Morrison, Beloved

Martin Bernal, Black Athena, vol. 1

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On

Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind

William J. Wilson, The Truly Disadvantaged

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Bill Cosby, Time Flies

2. Peter Wright with Paul Greengrass, Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

3. Erma Bombeck, Family: The Ties That Bind . . . and Gag!

4. Bob Woodward, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

5. Rick Smolan and David Cohen, A Day in the Life of America

6. Ravi Batra, The Great Depression of 1990

7. Shirley MacLaine, It’s All in the Playing

8. Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. with William Novak, Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O’Neill

9. Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American

10. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind

1988

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Tom Clancy, The Cardinal of the Kremlin

2. Sidney Sheldon, The Sands of Time

3. Danielle Steel, Zoya

4. Robert Ludlum, The Icarus Agenda

5. James A. Michener, Alaska

6. Judith Krantz, Till We Meet Again

7. Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

8. Barbara Taylor Bradford, To Be the Best

9. Richard Bach, One: A Novel

10. Leon Uris, Mitla Pass

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJames McPherson, The Battle Cry of Freedom

Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie

Joan W. Scott, Gender and the Politics of History

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Signifying Monkey

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

Ranajit Guha and Gayatri C. Spivak, eds., Selected Subaltern Studies

Eric Foner, Reconstruction

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Robert E. Kowalski, The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure

2. Lee Iacocca with Sonny Kleinfield, Talking Straight

3. Steven W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time

4. Donald J. Trump with Tony Schwartz, Trump: The Art of the Deal

5. George Burns, Gracie: A Love Story

6. Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Takes Off

7. Harvey MacKay, Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

8. David Cohen, ed., Christmas in America

9. Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers Quick Success Program Book

10. Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

1989

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Tom Clancy, Clear and Present Danger

2. Stephen King, The Dark Half

3. Danielle Steel, Daddy

4. Danielle Steel, Star

5. James A. Michener, Caribbean

6. Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

7. John Le Carré, The Russia House

8. Ken Follet, The Pillars of the Earth

9. John Jakes, California Gold

10. Mary Higgins Clark, While My Pretty One Sleeps

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantCharles Taylor, Sources of the Self

Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity
Catherine MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State

Richard Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in
Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things

2. Charles J. Givens, Wealth Without Risk: How To Develop a
Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb

3. C. David Heymann, A Woman Named Jackie

4. Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It

5. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

6. David Macaulay, The Way Things Work

7. Gilda Radner, It’s Always Something

8. Roseanne Barr, Roseanne: My Life as a Woman

9. Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome

10. Nancy Reagan with William Novak, My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan

1990

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Jean M. Auel, The Plains of Passage

2. Stephen King, Four Past Midnight

3. Scott Turow, The Burden of Proof

4. Sidney Sheldon, Memories of Midnight

5. Danielle Steel, Message from Nam

6. Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Ultimatum

7. Stephen King, The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition

8. Jackie Collins, Lady Boss

9. Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

10. Rosamunde Pilcher, September

Critically Acclaimed and Historically Significant

Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae

William Styron, Darkness Visible

Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, The Ants

Ron Chernow, The House of Morgan

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble

Mike Davis, City of Quartz

Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance

James Coleman, Foundations of Social Theory
Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried

Norman Rush, Mating

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Epistemology of the Closet

Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Charles Kuralt, A Life on the Road

2. Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns, The Civil War

3. Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Heritage: Recipes You Should
Have Gotten from Your Grandmother

4. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

5. Charles J. Givens, Financial Self-Defense: How To Win the Fight for Financial Freedom

6. John Bradshaw, Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child

7. Charles J. Givens, Wealth Without Risk: How To Develop a Personal Fortune Without Going Out on a Limb

8. Bo Jackson and Dick Schaap, Bo Knows Bo

9. Ronald Reagan, An American Life: An Autobiography

10. John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene, Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990s

1991

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind”

2. Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears

3. Stephen King, Needful Things

4. Danielle Steel, No Greater Love

5. Danielle Steel, Heartbeat

6. Sidney Sheldon, The Doomsday Conspiracy

7. John Grisham, The Firm

8. Ken Follet, Night over Water

9. Barbara Taylor Bradford, Remember

10. Mary Higgins Clark, Loves Music, Loves to Dance

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantNaomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Daniel Yergin, The Prize

Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights

Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities

Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here

Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres
Dave Foreman, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

2. Kitty Kelley, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography

3. Robert Fulghum, Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door

4. Oliver North with William Novak, Under Fire: An American Story

5. Derek Humphry, Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying

6. Erma Bombeck, When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It’s Time to Go Home

7. Charles J. Givens, More Wealth Without Risk

8. James B. Stewart, Den of Thieves

9. Bill Cosby, Childhood

10. Charles J. Givens, Financial Self-Defense

1992

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Stephen King, Dolores Claiborne

2. John Grisham, The Pelican Brief

3. Stephen King, Gerald’s Game

4. Danielle Steel, Mixed Blessings

5. Danielle Steel, Jewels

6. Sidney Sheldon, The Stars Shine Down

7. Anne Rice, Tale of the Body Thief

8. James A. Michener, Mexico

9. Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale

10. Mary Higgins Clark, All Around the Town

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantFrancis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man

Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Christopher R. Browning, Ordinary Men

Al Gore, Earth in the Balance

Edward O. Wilson, The Diversity of Life

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Rush Limbaugh, The Way Things Ought To Be

2. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, It Doesn’t Take a Hero: The Autobiography

3. Naura Hayden, How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time

4. James Herriot, Every Living Thing

5. Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

6. Sam Walton, Sam Walton: Made in America

7. Andrew Morton, Diana: Her True Story

8. David McCullough, Truman

9. Gail Sheehy, Silent Passage

10. Madonna, Sex

1993

Fiction Bestsellers

1. Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

2. John Grisham, The Client

3. Robert James Waller, Slow Waltz at Cedar Bend

4. Tom Clancy, Without Remorse

5. Stephen King, Nightmares and Dreamscapes

6. Danielle Steel, Vanished

7. Anne Rice, Lasher

8. Scott Turow, Pleading Guilty

9. Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate

10. Robert Ludlum, The Scorpio Illusion

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantAnne Lamont, Operating Intstructions

John Rawls, Political Liberalism

Cornel West, Race Matters

Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism

Robert Putnam et al., Making Democracy Work

Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Rush Limbaugh, See, I Told You So

2. Howard Stern, Private Parts

3. Jerry Seinfeld, Seinlanguage

4. Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor, Embraced by the Light

5. Deepak Chopra, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

6. Susan Powter, Stop the Insanity

7. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run with the Wolves

8. John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus

9. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Hidden Life of Dogs

10. Harvey Penick with Bud Shrake, And If You Play Golf, You’re My Friend

1994

Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Chamber

2. Tom Clancy, Debt of Honor

3. James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

4. Danielle Steel, The Gift

5. Steven King, Insomnia

6. James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

7. Danielle Steel, Wings

8. Danielle Steel, Accident

9. Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

10. Michael Crichton, Disclosure

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantRichard Feynmann, Six Easy Pieces

Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture

George Chauncey, Gay New York

Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, The Bell Curve

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Rosie Daley, In the Kitchen with Rosie

2. John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus

3. John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope

4. N.E. Thing Enterprises, Magic Eye I

5. William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues

6. N.E. Thing Enterprises, Magic Eye II

7. Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor, Embraced by the Light

8. Tim Allen, Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man

9. Paul Reiser, Couplehood

10. N.E. Thing Enterprises, Magic Eye III


1995
Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Rainmaker

2. Michael Crichton, The Lost World

3. Danielle Steel, Five Days in Paris

4. Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box

5. Danielle Steel, Lightning

6. James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

7. Stephen King, Rose Madder

8. Mary Higgins Clark, Silent Night

9. James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Holiday Stories

10. Nicholas Evans, The Horse Whisperer

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantCarl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World

Richard Ford, Independence Day

Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus

2. Colin Powell, My American Journey

3. Howard Stern, Miss America

4. Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

5. Bill Gates, The Road Ahead

6. Charles Kuralt, Charles Kuralt’s America

7. John Gray, Mars and Venus in the Bedroom

8. Newt Gingrich, To Renew America

9. Ellen DeGeneres, My Point…and I Do Have One

10. William J. Bennett, The Moral Compass

1996

Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Runaway Jury

2. Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

3. Stephen King, Desperation

4. Michael Crichton, Airframe

5. Richard Bachman, The Regulators

6. Danielle Steel, Malice

7. Danielle Steel, Silent Honor

8. Anonymous, Primary Colors

9. Patricia Cornwell, Cause of Death

10. James Redfield, The Tenth Insight

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantDavid Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations

Daniel Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
Richard Dawkins, Climbing Mount Improbable

Manuel Castells, The Rise of the Network Society

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Oprah Winfrey, and Bob Greene Hyperion, Make the Connection

2. John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women are From Venus

3. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

4. Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

5. Barry Sears with Bill Lawren, The Zone

6. Dennis Rodman, Bad As I Wanna Be

7. Christopher Darden, In Contempt

8. Walter Cronkite, A Reporter’s Life

9. Scott Adams, Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook

10. Ekaterina Gordeeva with E. M. Swift, My Sergei: A Love Story

1997

Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Partner

2. Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

3. Danielle Steel, The Ghost

4. Danielle Steel, The Ranch

5. Danielle Steel, Special Delivery

6. Patricia Cornwell, Unnatural Exposure

7. Sidney Sheldon, The Best Laid Plans

8. Mary Higgins Clark, Pretend You Don’t See Her

9. James Patterson, Cat & Mouse

10. Patricia Cornwell, Hornet’s Nest

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantDon DeLillo, Underworld

Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes

2. Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

3. John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

4. Kitty Kelley, The Royals

5. Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ether Becker, Joy of Cooking

6. Andrew Morton, Diana: Her True Story

7. Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air

8. Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 1

9. John Gray, Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus

10. Andrew Weil, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health

1998

Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Street Lawyer

2. Tom Clancy, Rainbow Six

3. Stephen King, Bag of Bones

4. Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full

5. Danielle Steel, Mirror Image

6. Danielle Steel, The Long Road Home

7. Danielle Steel, The Klone and I

8. Patricia Cornwell, Point of Origin

9. Toni Morrison, Paradise

10. Mary Higgins Clark, All Through the Night

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJames C. Scott, Seeing Like a State

Michael Cunningham, The Hours

Toni Morrison, Paradise

Michael Frayn, Copenhagen

Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country

Michael J. Sandel, Democracy’s Discontent

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Suze Orman, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

2. Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation

3. H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, and Luis A. Balart, Sugar Busters!

4. Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

5. The Guinness Book of Records 1999

6. James Van Praagh, Talking to Heaven

7. Sarah Ban Breathnach, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self

8. Iyanla Vanzant, In the Meantime

9. Jimmy Buffett, A Pirate Looks at Fifty

10. Cherie Carter-Scott, If Life Is a Game These Are the Rules

1999

Fiction Bestsellers

1. John Grisham, The Testament

2. Thomas Harris, Hannibal

3. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, Assassins

4. Terry Brooks, Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

5. Michael Crichton, Timeline

6. Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

7. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, Apollyon

8. Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

9. Danielle Steel, Irresistible Forces

10. Maeve Binchy, Tara Road

Critically Acclaimed and Historically SignificantJohn Rawls, The Law of Peoples

Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe

Ha Jin, Waiting

Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom

Nonfiction Bestsellers1. Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

2. Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation

3. Guiness World Records 2000 Millennium Edition

4. Frank McCourt, ‘Tis

5. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

6. Suze Orman, The Courage to be Rich

7. Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation Speaks

8. H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, and Luis A. Balart, Sugar Busters!

9. Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, The Art of Happiness

10. Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, The Century

 

Stephen

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AAAS “The State of the Humanities: Higher Education 2015″

New Full Text Report: “The State of the Humanities: Higher Education 2015″

The State of the Humanities: Higher Education 2015 (24 pages; PDF) was released by the Humanities Indicators Project at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Special Note: Page 19 of the report includes a chart titled, “New North American Academic Books in Humanities Subjects, 2009–2012″ and the following text:

The humanities direct a larger amount of their research energies to the publication of book-length research than do other fields. Despite concerns about the state of humanities publishing in recent years, the number of new academic titles released annually in the humanities was slightly higher in North America in 2012 than in 2009, rising from 48,597 new books published to 51,789.

While the absolute number of new titles in the humanities increased from 2009 to 2012, the field’s share of all new academic titles published in North America contracted slightly, from 45% to 43%.

From a HIP News Release:

The new report provides a more balanced and evidenced-based depiction of the health of the humanities on college and university campuses. While exploring the key trend that has fed the story of decline in the field—a shrinking share of degrees at the baccalaureate level—the report also notes signs of improvement for the humanities fields, including evidence of rising interest in the humanities at the pre-baccalaureate level (evident in rising numbers of AP tests taken and community college degrees earned), increases (from low levels, in comparison to other fields) in funding, and steady numbers in the publication of new academic titles in the field.

Other recent findings in the Indicators:

  • From 1987 to 2013, the number of associate’s degrees conferred in academic disciplines classified by the Humanities Indicators as being within the humanities (e.g., “liberal arts” and “liberal studies” fields that generally require a disproportionate number of credits in humanities subjects) increased by an average of 4.3% each year, rising from 113,587 to 338,688.
  • As a share of four-year undergraduate degrees conferred, the humanities have been losing ground to other disciplines since 2007 (falling from 12.1% of new degree recipients to 10.4% in 2013.
  • The share of undergraduate degrees earned by humanities students at private not-for-profit colleges and universities—a traditional area of strength for the field—has been shrinking for two decades, and in 2013 reached the lowest point since at least 1987.
  • In 2013, charitable giving from foundations and individuals to arts, culture, and humanities organizations reached $16.7 billion; slightly below the record high of $16.8 billion given in 2007.
  • In 2014, average SAT scores on the verbal test fell near a historic lows, and the mean score for the relatively new SAT writing test scores hit its lowest point in 2014.

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See Also: (New) A Check-up on the Health of the Humanities in Higher Education (via AAAS)

 

Stephen

Posted on: April 26, 2015, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

10 Facts About Cybersecurity and How They Impact You [Infographic]

10 Facts About Cybersecurity and How They Impact You [Infographic]

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/10-facts-about-cybersecurity-and-how-they-impact-you-infographic/618010

Cyber Security Facts

Stephen

Posted on: April 25, 2015, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized

Change Blindness: Why People Don’t See What Designers Expect Them To See

Change Blindness: Why People Don’t See What Designers Expect Them To See

http://www.nngroup.com/articles/change-blindness/

Summary: People often overlook new visual details added to an existing image. This change blindness can affect critical information such as error messages and navigation menus, leading to user confusion and task failure. Luckily, with the right visual presentation you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of change blindness.

Stephen

Posted on: April 25, 2015, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

InfoGraphic: eBooks On Track to Double Their Share of the Dutch eBook Market

InfoGraphic: eBooks On Track to Double Their Share of the Dutch eBook Market

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/04/13/infographic-ebooks-on-track-to-double-dutch-ebook-market-in-2014/

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Stephen

Posted on: April 25, 2015, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

Western New York Library Resources Council Presentation in Buffalo

Western New York Library Resources Council Presentation in Buffalo
Friday April 24, 2015

Stephen

Posted on: April 24, 2015, 9:09 am Category: Uncategorized