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Top 20 Books:  1971-1975

While we were poring over books such as Ulysses, Tally's Corner, and The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the world beyond the Purple Valley was reading fare such as The Exorcist and How to Be Your Own Best Friend.  Following are the bestseller lists of the early 70s.

Top 10 Fiction Books for 1971

  1. Wheels, Arthur Hailey
  2. The Exorcist, William Blatty
  3. The Passions of the Mind, Irving Stone
  4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  5. The Betsy, Harold Robbins
  6. Message from Malaga, Helen MacInnes
  7. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
  8. The Drifters, James Michener
  9. The Other, Thomas Tryon
  10. Rabbit Redux, John Updike

Top 10 Nonfiction Books for 1971

  1. The Sensous Man, "M"
  2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
  3. Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book
  4. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
  5. Any Woman Can!, David Reuben, MD
  6. Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer
  7. Eleanor and Franklin, Joseph Lash
  8. Wunnerful, Wunnerful!, Lawrence Welk
  9. Honor Thy Father, Gay Talese
  10. Fields of Wonder, Rod McKuen

Top 10 Fiction Books for 1972

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  2. August, 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  3. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  4. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  5. The Word, Irving Wallace
  6. The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
  7. Captains and Kings, Taylor Caldwell
  8. Two from Galilee, Marjorie Holmes
  9. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
  10. Semi-Tough, Dan Jenkins

Top 10 Nonfiction Books for 1972

  1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor
  2. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
  3. Open Marriage, Nena and George O'Neill
  4. Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman
  5. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert Atkins
  6. Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book
  7. The Peter Prescription, Laurence Peter
  8. A World Beyond, Ruth Mongomery
  9. Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda
  10. Better Homes and Gardens Low-Calorie Desserts

Top 10 Fiction Books for 1973

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach
  2. Once is Not Enough, Jacqueline Susann
  3. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
  4. The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  5. Burr, Gore Vidal
  6. The Hollow Hills, Mary Stewart
  7. Evening in Byzantium, Irwin Shaw
  8. The Matlock Paper, Robert Ludlum
  9. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing, Paul Erdman
  10. The Honorary Consul, Graham Greene

Top 10 Nonfiction Books for 1973

  1. The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor
  2. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution, Robert Atkins
  3. I'm O.K., You're O.K., Thomas Harris
  4. The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
  5. Weight Watchers Program Cookbook, Jean Nidetch
  6. How to Be Your Own Best Friend, Mildred Newman, et al.
  7. The Art of Walt Disney, Christopher Finch
  8. Better Homes and Gardens Home Canning Cookbook
  9. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistair Cooke
  10. Sybil, Flora Schreiber

Top 10 Fiction Books for 1974

  1. Centennial, James Michener
  2. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  3. Jaws, Peter Benchley
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carre
  5. Something Happened, Joseph Heller
  6. The Dogs of War, Frederick Forsyth
  7. The Pirate, Harold Robbins
  8. I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven
  9. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, John Watson, MD, Nicholas Meyer, editor
  10. The Fan Club, Irving Wallace

Top 10 Nonfiction Books for 1974

  1. The Total Woman, Marabel Morgan
  2. All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  3. Plain Speaking:  An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller
  4. More Joy:  A Lovemaking Companion to The Joy of Sex, Alex Comfort
  5. Alistair Cooke's America, Alistair Cooke
  6. Tales of Power, Carlos Castaneda
  7. You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, Harry Browne
  8. All Things Bright and Beautiful, James Herriot
  9. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine
  10. The Memory Book, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

Top 10 Fiction Books for 1975

  1. Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow
  2. The Moneychangers, Arthur Hailey
  3. Curtain, Agatha Christie
  4. Looking for Mister Goodbar, Judith Rossner
  5. The Choirboys, Joseph Wambaugh
  6. The Eagle Has Landed, Jack Higgins
  7. The Greek Treasure:  A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann, Irving Stone
  8. The Great Train Robbery, Michael Crichton
  9. Shogun, James Clavell
  10. Humboldt's Gift, Saul Bellow

Top 10 Nonfiction Books for 1975

  1. Angels:  God's Secret Agents, Billy Graham
  2. Winning Through Intimidation, Robert Ringer
  3. TM:  Discovering Energy and Overcoming Stress, Harold Bloomfield
  4. The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski
  5. Sylvia Porter's Money Book, Sylvia Porter
  6. Total Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week, Laurence Morehouse and Leonard Gross
  7. The Bermuda Triangle, Charles Berlitz with J. Manson Valentine
  8. The Save-Your-Life Diet, David Reuben
  9. Bring on the Empty Horses, David Niven
  10. Breach of Faith:  The Fall of Richard Nixon, Theodore White

Source:  Cader Books

 

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