1965 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1965 Books & Bestsellers

1965 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Source by James A. Michener
2. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
3. Herzog by Saul Bellow
4. The Looking Glass War by John Le Carr
5. The Green Berets by Robin Moore
6. Those Who Love by Irving Stone
7. The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
8. Hotel by Arthur Hailey
9. The Ambassador by Morris West
10. Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk

1965 Non-Fiction Books

1. How To Be a Jewish Mother by Dan Greenburg
2. A Gift of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery
3. Games People Play by Eric Berne
4. World Aflame by Billy Graham
5. Happiness Is a Dry Martini by Johnny Carson
6. Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld
7. A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger Jr
8. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands
9. Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen
10. The Making of the President, 1964 by Theodore H. White

1965 Notable Literature

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
The Secular City by Harvey Cox
Beyond Culture by Lionel Trilling
Dune by Frank Herbert
For Marx by Louis Althusser
The Colonizer and Colonized by Albert Memmi
The Negro Family by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The Logic of Collective Action by Mancur Olson, Jr
Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader

1965 Book of the Month Club Selections

A Covenant with Death by Stephen Becker
Full Fathom Five by John Steward Carter
White Lotus by John Hersey
Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
Wild Heritage by Sally Carrighar
The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison
The Source by James A. Michener
Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait by Violet Bonham Carter
The Liberation of Lord Byron by Jesse Hill Ford
Never Call Retreat by Bruce Catton
The Age of Voltaire by Will and Ariel Durant
Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen
Family by Margaret Mead and Ken Heyman
A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger Jr
1965 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1965, according to GoodReads
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