1947 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1947 Books & Bestsellers

1947 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janney
2. The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain
3. Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson
4. Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts
5. The Vixens by Frank Yerby
6. The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
7. House Divided by Ben Ames Williams
8. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis
9. East Side, West Side by Marcia Davenport
10. Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger

1947 Non-Fiction Books

1. Peace of Mind by Joshua L. Liebman
2. Information Please Almanac, 1947, edited by John Kieran
3. Inside U.S.A. by John Gunther
4. A Study of History by Arnold J. Toynbee
5. Speaking Frankly by James F. Byrnes
6. Human Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du Nouy
7. The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
8. The American Past by Roger Butterfield
9. The Fireside Book of Folk Songs, edited by Margaret B. Boni
10. Together by Katharine T. Marshall

1947 Notable Literature

Dialectic of Enlightenment (written 1944) by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer
Middle of the Journey by Lionel Trilling
Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Foundations of Economic Analysis by Paul Samuelson
Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

1947 Book of the Month Club Selections

The Angelic Avengers by Pierre Andézel
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgins
The Lincoln Reader, edited by Paul M. Angle
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck,
Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith
Aurora Dawn by Herman Wouk
Why They Behave Like Russians by John Fischer
Inside U.S.A. by John Gunther
The Story of Mrs. Murphy by Natalie Anderson Scott
The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain
The Last Days of Hitler by H.R. Trevor-Roper
Vespers in Vienna by Bruce Marshall
Gus the Great by Thomas W. Duncan
When the Mountain Fell by Charles F. Ramuz
Zotz! by Walter Karig
Back Home by Bill Mauldin
Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
Red Plush by Guy McCrone
1947 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1947, according to GoodReads
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