The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1966

We’re traveling all the the way back to the swinging 60s for this month’s Best Sellers. In case you weren’t around, these are a few of the things that happened in 1966:

  • Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India. She is of no known relation to Mohandas Gandhi, but she was the daughter of another famous Indian – Jawaharal Nehru (January).
  • Groundbreaking takes place in Manhattan for the World Trade Center (August).
  • The Beatles begin recording their legendary album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (September).

Relive the era through a book. Here are the New York Times Best Sellers for the week of November 13, 1966. Groovy!



1. Valley of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

2. The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

3. Capable of Honor by Allen Drury

4. Tai-Pan by James Clavell

5. All in the Family by Edwin O’Connor

6. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

7. The Adventurers by Harold Robbins

8. The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

9. Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

10. A Dream of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis



 1. Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane

2. How to Avoid Probate by Norman F. Dacey

3. Everything but Money by Sam Levenson

4. Games People Play by Eric Berne

5. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

6. With Kennedy by Pierre Salinger

7. The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield

8. The Search for Amelia Earhart by Fred Goerner

9. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language

10. Flying Saucers: Serious Business by Frank Edwards

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