The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1965

Let’s hop into the Way Back Machine – we’ve a Ticket to Ride all the way to 1965. You remember that year, right? In case you don’t, here are a few events that might jog your memory:

Need more? Check out one of the titles below, all of which were on the New York Times Best Seller List for the week of March 21, 1965.



1 – Herzog by Saul Bellow

2 – Hurry Sundown by K.B. Gilden

3 – Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton

4 – The Man by Irving Wallace

5 – The Legend of the Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt

6 – Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman

7 – Hotel by Arthur Hailey

8 – The Ordways by William Humphrey

9 – The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss

10 – A Covenant with Death by Stephen Becker



1 – Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld

2 – The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen

3 – Queen Victoria: Born to Succeed by Elizabeth Longford

4 – My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands

5 – The Italians by Luigi Barzini

6 – Reminiscences by Douglas Macarthur

7 – Sixpence in Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley

8 – Life with Picasso by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake

9 – Stagestruck by Maurice Zolotow

10 – Catherine the Great by Zoe Oldenbourg


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