The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1975

Get out your platform shoes and bell-bottoms, we’re going back to the seventies! (Actually, you might want to leave those items in the closet – the 1970s really weren’t a great time for sartorial elegance…)

If you were alive in 1975, you might remember Saturday Night Live‘s premiere episode (October), the three main Watergate perpetrators getting sentenced (February), or the death of Josephine Baker (April). Or, you might remember reading one of the bestsellers of this week in April:



The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

Centennial by James Michener

The Promise of Joy by Allen Drury

The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald

Shardik by Richard Adams

A Month of Sundays by John Updike

The Massacre at Fall Creek by Jessamyn West

The Seven Per-Cent Solution edited by Nicholas Meyer

Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney

Black Sunday by Thomas Harris



The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

There at “The New Yorker” by Brendan Gill

The Ascent of Man by J. Bronowski

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi

Total Fitness by Laurence E. Morehouse and Leonard Gross

The Bankers by Martin Mayer

You Can Get There from Here by Shirley Maclaine

Conversations with Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon by Theodore H. White


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