New York Times # 1 Fiction Bestsellers, 1970-1979

The 1970's saw a great change in the publishing industry. At the start of the decade, novels were just script treatments for major motion pictures. By the end of the decade, they were script treatments for TV mini-series.
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The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
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Love Story (Erich Segal (1970))
4
QBVII (Leon Uris)
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The Passions of the Mind (Austria)
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The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)
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The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
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Wheels (Arthur Hailey)
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The Winds of War (Herman Wouk)
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The Word (Irving Wallace)
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
12
The Odessa File (Frederick Forsyth)
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13
Once Is Not Enough
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Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
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The Hollow Hills (Mary Stewart)
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The Honorary Consul
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Burr
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Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John Le Carre)
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Centennial (James A. Michener)
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Something Happened
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The Moneychangers (Arthur Hailey)
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Judith Rossner)
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Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow)
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25
Curtain (Agatha Christie)
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1876 (Gore Vidal)
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Trinity (Leon Uris)
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Sleeping Murder (Agatha Christie)
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Oliver's Story (Erich Segal)
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Falconer
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The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
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The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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Bloodline
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Scruples (Judith Krantz)
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The Holcroft Covenant
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Chesapeake
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37
War and Remembrance (Herman Wouk)
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Overload (Arthur Hailey)
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The Matarese Circle (Robert Ludlum)
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