1943 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1943 Books & Bestsellers

1943 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
2. The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport
3. So Little Time by John P. Marquand
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
5. The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
6. Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield
7. The Apostle by Sholem Asch
8. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
9. The Forest and the Fort by Hervey Allen
10. The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel

1943 Non-Fiction Books

1. Under Cover by John Roy Carlson
2. One World by Wendell L. Willkie
3. Journey Among Warriors by Eve Curie
4. On Being a Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick
5. Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis
6. Burma Surgeon by Lt. Col. Gordon Seagrave
7. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough
8. U.S. Foreign Policy by Walter Lippmann
9. Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle
10. See Here, Private Hargrove by Marion Hargrove

1943 Notable Literature

Nature and Destiny of Man, vol. 2 by Reinhold Niebuhr
Brothers under the Skin by Carey McWilliams
One World by Wendell Willkie
Principles of Behavior by C.L. Hull
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
God of the Machine by Isabel Patterson
Street Corner Society by William F. Whyte

1943 Book of the Month Club Selections

Headhunting in the Solomon Islands by Caroline Mytinger
Let the People Know by Norman Angell
Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis
The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
Colonel Effingham’s Raid by Berry Fleming
The Year of Decision: 1846 by Bernard De Voto
The Fifth Seal by Mark Aldanov
Winter’s Tales by Isak Dinesen
Combined Operations by Hilary A. St. George Saunders
Western Star by Stephen Vincent Benét
U.S. Foreign Policy by Walter Lippmann
Origins of the American Revolution by John C. Miller
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo by Capt. Ted W. Lawson
So Little Time by John Marquand
Paris-Underground by Etta Shiber
c/o Postmaster by Corp. Thomas St. George
The Battle is the Pay-Off by Ralph Ingersoll
The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
Taps for Private Tussie by Jesse Stuart
1943 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1943, according to GoodReads
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