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1950 Books & Bestsellers

1950 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher's Weekly)
1. The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
2. Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes
3. Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
4. The Wall by John Hersey
5. Star Money by Kathleen Winsor
6. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
7. Floodtide by Frank Yerby
8. Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow
9. The Adventurer by Mika Waltari
10. The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg

1950 Non-Fiction Books

1. Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book by the Betty Crocker Editors
2. The Baby produced by The Pet Milk Company (now Pet Incorporated)
3. Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser
4. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger
5. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
6. Mr. Jones, Meet the Master by Peter Marshall
7. Your Dream Home by Hubbard Cob
8. The Mature Mind by H.A. Overstreet
9. Campus Zoo by Clare Barnes Jr
10. Belles on Their Toes by Frank Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

1950 Notable Literature

The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling
Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith
The Authoritarian Personality by Theodor Adorno et al.
The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman et al.
Virgin Land by Henry Nash Smith
Childhood and Society by Erik Erikson
The American Mind by Henry Steele Commager
The Human Use of Human Beings by Norbert Wiener
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire
The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Meaning of Anxiety by Rollo May

Book of the Month Club Selections

The Peabody Sisters of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp
Here is New York by E.B. White
The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary
The Wall by John Hersey
Shakespeare of London by Marchette Chute
The Boys from Sharon by Louise Field Cooper
The Grand Alliance by Winston Churchill
Comes the Comrade! by Alexandra Orme
Incredible Tale by Genrald W. Johnson
John Adams and the American Revolution by Catherine Drinker Bowen
The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford
Rise Up and Walk by Turnley Walker
The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guaraschi
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Blandings' Way by Eric Hodgins
Belles on Their Toes by Frank Gilbreth, Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg
The Hinge of Fate by Winston Churchill

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