1948 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1948 Books & Bestsellers

1948 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
2. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
3. Dinner at Antoine’s by Frances Parkinson Keyes
4. The Bishop’s Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
5. Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith
6. The Golden Hawk by Frank Yerby
7. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr
8. Shannon’s Way by A.J. Cronin
9. Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge
10. The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

1948 Non-Fiction Books

1. Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower
2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
3. Peace of Mind by Joshua L. Liebman
4. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by A.C. Kinsey et al.
5. Wine, Women and Words by Billy Rose
6. The Life and Times of the Shmoo by Al Capp
7. The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill
8. Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood
9. A Guide to Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale
10. The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald

1948 Notable Literature

Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
Control and Connection by Norbert Wiener
Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The American Political Tradition by Richard Hofstadter
Road to Survival by William Vogt
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Economics by Paul Samuelson

1948 Book of the Month Club Selections

Raintree Country by Ross Lockridge, Jr
The Great Rehearsal by Carl Van Doren
The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder
The Great Mischief by Josephine Pinkney
Fire by George Stewart
The Goebbels Diaries, edited by Louis P. Lochner
The Foolish Gentlewoman by Margery Sharp
The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Sky and the Forest by C.S. Forester
Road to Survival by William Vogt
Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith
The Running of the Tide by Esther Forbes
Cataline by Somerset Maugham
Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann
Crusade in Europe by Dwight Eisenhower
No Place to Hide by David Bradley
1948 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1948, according to GoodReads
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