The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Intriguing facts about the 484 books that have been #1 New York Times bestsellers since the first list, 50 years ago



by John Bear

Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. 1992. Trade paperback. 262 pages. (8 X 11). In 1942, the New York Times started publishing a listing of the best selling books. One listing was of the nonfiction titles and the other of the fiction titles. This book is about the ones that made it to #1. A total of 247 fiction and 237 nonfiction titles are profiled. The book tells how many weeks the title was on the listing and a lot of information on the plot or subject and comparisons with other titles. There are many hardcover and paperback covers on display. A new, up-to-date printing is needed.


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