1951 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1951 Books & Bestsellers

1951 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
2. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
3. Moses by Sholem Asch
4. The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
5. A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby
6. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
7. Melville Goodwin, U.S.A. by John P. Marquand
8. Return to Paradise by James A. Michener
9. The Foundling by Cardinal Spellman
10. The Wanderer by Mika Waltari

1951 Non-Fiction Books

1. Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser
2. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book by the Betty Crocker Editors
3. Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer
4. Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book by the BH&G editors
5. Better Homes and Gardens Handyman’s Book by the BH&G editors
6. The Sea Around Us by Rachel L. Carson
7. Thorndike-Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary edited by Clarence L. Barnhart
8. Pogo by Walt Kelly
9. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
10. The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album edited by the New Yorker editors

1951 Notable Literature

From Here to Eternity by James Jones
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
White Collar by C. Wright Mills
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
American Diplomacy 1900-1950 by George Kennan
The Rise of Scientific Philosophy by Hans Reichenback
The Origins of the New South by C. Vann Woodward
Social Choice and Individual Values by Kenneth Arrow
The Social System by Talcott Parsons
Toward a General Theory of Action by Talcott Parsons
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley, Jr

1951 Book of the Month Club Selections

River of the Sun by James Ramsey Ullman
A Breath of Air by Rumer Godden
My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson
His Eye is on the Sparrow by Ethel Waters
Round the Bend by Nevil Shute
Jenkins’ Ear by Odell and Willard Shepard
Return to Paradise by James Michener
This is the Hour by Lion Feuchtwanger
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Soldier’s Story by Gen. Omar N. Bradley
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann
The Blessing by Nancy Mitford
The Tumpost Land by Henry Myers
Strange Lands and Friendly People by William O. Douglas
Closing the Ring by Winston Churchill
1951 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1951, according to GoodReads
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