1972 Popular Books and Bestsellers

1972 Books & Bestsellers

1972 Fiction Top Ten Books

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
2. August, 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
3. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
4. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
5. The Word by Irving Wallace
6. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
7. Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell
8. Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
9. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
10. Semi-Tough by Dan Jenkins

1972 Non-Fiction Books

1. The Living Bible by Kenneth Taylor
2. I’m O.K. You’re O.K. by Thomas Harris
3. Open Marriage by Nena and George O’Neill
4. Harry S Truman by Margaret Truman
5. Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
6. Better Homes and Gardens Menu Cook Book by the BH&G Editors
7. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter
8. A World Beyond by Ruth Montgomery
9. Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda
10. Better Homes and Gardens Low-Calorie Desserts by the BH&G Editors

1972 Notable Literature

Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour
Sincerity and Authenticity by Lionel Trilling
The Great Bridge by David McCullough
The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics by Michael Novak
The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort

1972 Book of the Month Club Selections

Glory by Vladimir Nabokov
The Brass Ring by Bill Mauldin
Fortune Made His Sword by Martha Rofheart
The Nixon Recession Caper by Ralph Maloney
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
The Conspiracy by John Hersey
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
The Crown of Mexico by Joan Haslip
The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan
The Dawn’s Early Light by Walter Lord
Only One Earth by Barbara Ward and René Dubos
Eleanor by Joseph P. Lash
Luce and His Empire by W.A. Swanberg
The Tree Where Man Was Born by Peter Matthiessen and Eliot Porter
The Camerons by Robert Crichton
For Those I Loved by Martin Gray with Max Gallo
1972 Nobel Prize in Literature
Most Popular Books of 1972, according to GoodReads
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