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1960s American Nonfiction Bestsellers - Were They Really the Swinging Sixties? - Page 2

Not according to American nonfiction from that decade. Many books on cooking, diet and exercise, and housekeeping (including one from Phyllis Diller). Comedy from Bob Hope, Johnny Carson & Peanuts. The Kennedy presidency & assassination, and the rise of Nixon. There were only a few books suggesting the sexual revolution was evolving. Contrast this with the 1970s in my companion challenge (click on the link).
To capture the flavour of the era I used first edition covers as far as possible.
The table below details the year in which the book first appeared in the Nonfiction Bestseller Top 10. I have omitted duplicates & reference books
The books by year are are:
1960: 1-10
1961: 11-18
1962: 19-26
1963: 27-34
1964: 35-43
1965: 44-53
1966: 54-60
1967: 61-67
1968: 68-74
1969: 75-83
The source is "The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times"
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41
A Moveable Feast (Ernest Hemingway)
A Moveable Feast (Ernest Hemingway)
42
Reminiscences (General Douglas Macarthur)
Reminiscences (General Douglas Macarthur)
43
The John F. Kennedys (Mark Shaw)
The John F. Kennedys (Mark Shaw)
44
How to Be a Jewish Mother (Dan Greenburg)
How to Be a Jewish Mother (Dan Greenburg)
45
A Gift of Prophecy (Ruth Montgomery)
A Gift of Prophecy (Ruth Montgomery)
46
Games People Play (Eric Berne, M.D.)
Games People Play (Eric Berne, M.D.)
47
World Aflame (Billy Graham)
World Aflame (Billy Graham)
48
Happiness Is a Dry Martini (Johnny Carson)
Happiness Is a Dry Martini (Johnny Carson)
49
Markings (Dag Hammarskjöld)
Markings (Dag Hammarskjöld)
50
A Thousand Days (Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.)
A Thousand Days (Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.)
51
My Shadow Ran Fast (Bill Sands)
My Shadow Ran Fast (Bill Sands)
52
Kennedy (Theodore C. Sorensen)
Kennedy (Theodore C. Sorensen)
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53
The Making of the President, 1964 (Theodore H.White)
The Making of the President, 1964 (Theodore H.White)
54
How to Avoid Probate (Norman F. Dacey)
How to Avoid Probate (Norman F. Dacey)
55
Human Sexual Response (William Masters & Virginia Johnson)
Human Sexual Response (William Masters & Virginia Johnson)
56
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
57
Everything but Money (Sam Levenson)
Everything but Money (Sam Levenson)
58
Rush to Judgment (Mark Lane)
Rush to Judgment (Mark Lane)
59
The Last Battle (Cornelius Ryan)
The Last Battle (Cornelius Ryan)
60
Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints (Phyllis Diller)
Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints (Phyllis Diller)
61
Death of a President (William Manchester)
Death of a President (William Manchester)
62
Misery Is a Blind Date (Johnny Carson)
Misery Is a Blind Date (Johnny Carson)
63
Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows (Rod McKuen)
Stanyan Street and Other Sorrows (Rod McKuen)
64
A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church (Father James Kavanaugh)
A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church (Father James Kavanaugh)
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65
Our Crowd (Stephen Birmingham)
Our Crowd (Stephen Birmingham)
66
Edgar Cayce - The Sleeping Prophet (Jess Stearn)
Edgar Cayce - The Sleeping Prophet (Jess Stearn)
67
Better Homes and Gardens Favorite Ways With Chicken (Better Homes and Gardens)
Better Homes and Gardens Favorite Ways With Chicken (Better Homes and Gardens)
68
Listen to the Warm (Rod McKuen)
Listen to the Warm (Rod McKuen)
69
Between Parent and Child (Haim G. Ginott)
Between Parent and Child (Haim G. Ginott)
70
Lonesome Cities (Rod McKuen)
Lonesome Cities (Rod McKuen)
71
The Doctor's Quick Weight Loss Diet (Erwin M. Stillman & Samm Sinclair Baker)
The Doctor's Quick Weight Loss Diet (Erwin M. Stillman & Samm Sinclair Baker)
72
The Money Game (Adam Smith)
The Money Game (Adam Smith)
73
The Weight Watcher's Cook Book (Jean Nidetch)
The Weight Watcher's Cook Book (Jean Nidetch)
74
Better Homes and Gardens Eat and Stay Slim (Better Homes and Gardens)
Better Homes and Gardens Eat and Stay Slim (Better Homes and Gardens)
75
In Someone's Shadow (Rod McKuen)
In Someone's Shadow (Rod McKuen)
76
The Peter Principle (Laurence Peter)
The Peter Principle (Laurence Peter)
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77
Between Parent and Teenager (Haim G. Ginott)
Between Parent and Teenager (Haim G. Ginott)
78
The Graham Kerr Cookbook (The Galloping Gourmet)
The Graham Kerr Cookbook (The Galloping Gourmet)
79
The Selling of the President, 1968 (Joe McGinniss)
The Selling of the President, 1968 (Joe McGinniss)
80
Miss Craig's 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women (Marjorie Craig)
Miss Craig's 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women (Marjorie Craig)
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