Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999 : as Seen Through the Annual Bestseller Lists of Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2001 - Social Science - 228 pages
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Using the annual hardcover best seller lists from "The Bookman" and then "Publishers Weekly," examines twentieth-century American social, cultural, and historical trends through the lens of popular literature.
  

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Review: Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999

User Review  - Roxanne Russell - Goodreads

It was interesting to read some history on the bestseller list and the book business in America in general. The author offered no special insight- just talked about the books that were popular during ... Read full review

Review: Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999

User Review  - Tong L. - Goodreads

The book was very lightweight. That I could read it in a single day says something. There were a few insightful comments about how the bestseller list reflected changes in society, but overall it was ... Read full review

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Michael Korda was born on October 8, 1933 in London, England. He was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford. While serving in the Royal Air Force, he took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. On its fiftieth anniversary, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He is the former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster. He is also the author of numerous books including Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, and Cat People, co-authored with his wife Margaret.

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