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American Fiction Bestsellers 1960-1969 - Page 2

Bestsellers by Harper Lee, Salinger, Steinbeck, Faulkner, Du Maurier, Mario Puzo, Michael Crichton & John le Carré. Adventure, lust & romance, crime and espionage and war dramas, Southern Gothic & fantasy. Even a translation of Winnie the Pooh into Latin!
This list uses a bestseller table in "The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times" by Daniel S. Burt (2004). 4 books appeared twice in the bestseller list: (Franny and Zooey, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Herzog & Christy).I have simply duplicated their icon in the rankings, so easy points for those who have read any of these books!
Click on the link to see the fiction bestsellers from 1970-1979.
For reference, each block of 10 books shows the bestsellers for a particular year in descending rank order, as below:.
1960: 01-10
1961: 11-20
1962: 21-30
1963: 31-40
1964: 41-50
1965: 51-60
1966: 61-70
1967: 71-80
1968: 81-90
1969: 91-100
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
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Candy (Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)
Candy (Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)
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Herzog (Saul Bellow)
Herzog (Saul Bellow)
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Armageddon
Armageddon
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The Man (Irving Wallace)
The Man (Irving Wallace)
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The Rector of Justin (Louis Auchincloss)
The Rector of Justin (Louis Auchincloss)
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The Martyred (Richard E. Kim)
The Martyred (Richard E. Kim)
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You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice
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This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart)
This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart)
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Convention (Bailey and Knebel)
Convention (Bailey and Knebel)
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The Source
The Source
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Up the Down Staircase (Bel Kaufman)
Up the Down Staircase (Bel Kaufman)
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Herzog
Herzog
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The Looking Glass War (John Le Carré)
The Looking Glass War (John Le Carré)
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The Green Berets (Robin Moore)
The Green Berets (Robin Moore)
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Those Who Love (Irving Stone)
Those Who Love (Irving Stone)
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The Man With the Golden Gun (Ian Fleming)
The Man With the Golden Gun (Ian Fleming)
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Hotel (Arthur Hailey)
Hotel (Arthur Hailey)
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The Ambassador (Morris West)
The Ambassador (Morris West)
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Don't Stop the Carnival (Herman Wouk)
Don't Stop the Carnival (Herman Wouk)
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Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
Valley of the Dolls (Jacqueline Susann)
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The Adventurers (Harold Robbins)
The Adventurers (Harold Robbins)
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Robert Crichton)
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Robert Crichton)
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Capable of Honor
Capable of Honor
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The Double Image (Helen Macinnes)
The Double Image (Helen Macinnes)
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The Fixer (Bernard Malamud)
The Fixer (Bernard Malamud)
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Tell No Man (Adela Rogers St. Johns)
Tell No Man (Adela Rogers St. Johns)
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Tai-Pan (James Clavell)
Tai-Pan (James Clavell)
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The Embezzler (Louis Auchincloss)
The Embezzler (Louis Auchincloss)
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All in the Family (Edwin O'Connor)
All in the Family (Edwin O'Connor)
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The Arrangement (Elia Kazan)
The Arrangement (Elia Kazan)
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The Confessions of Nat Turner (William Styron)
The Confessions of Nat Turner (William Styron)
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The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
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Topaz (Leon Uris)
Topaz (Leon Uris)
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Christy (Catherine Marshall)
Christy (Catherine Marshall)
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The Eighth Day (Thornton Wilder)
The Eighth Day (Thornton Wilder)
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Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
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The Plot (Irving Wallace)
The Plot (Irving Wallace)
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The Gabriel Hounds (Mary Stewart)
The Gabriel Hounds (Mary Stewart)
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The Exhibitionist (Henry Sutton)
The Exhibitionist (Henry Sutton)
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