1964 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1964 Books & Bestsellers

1964 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
2. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg
3. Herzog by Saul Bellow
4. Armageddon by Leon Uris
5. The Man by Irving Wallace
6. The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
7. The Martyred by Richard E. Kim
8. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
9. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart
10. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II

1964 Non-Fiction Books

1. Four Days by American Heritage and United Press International
2. I Need All the Friends I Can Get by Charles M. Schulz
3. John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage: Memorial Edition by John F. Kennedy
4. In His Own Write by John Lennon
5. Christmas Is Together-Time by Charles M. Schulz
6. A Day in the Life of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop
7. The Kennedy Wit, edited by Bill Adler
8. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
9. Reminiscences by General Douglas MacArthur
10. The John F. Kennedys by Mark Shaw

1964 Notable Literature

Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison
Herzog by Saul Bellow
One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse
The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
Surgeon General’s Office, Smoking and Health by Luther L. Terry, MD et al.
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr
Human Capital by Gary Becker
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan

1964 Book of the Month Club Selections

William Shakespeare: A Biography by A.L. Rowse
Von Ryan’s Express by David Westheimer
When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson by Gene Smith
Paris in the Terror by Stanley Loomis
The Blind Heart by Storm Jameson
Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The Life and Death of Lenin by Robert Payne
The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
Children and Others by James Gould Cozzens
Corridors of Power by C.P. Snow
An Autobiography by Charles Chaplin
Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake
The New Meaning of Treason by Rebecca West
1964 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1964, according to GoodReads
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