Archive for February 20th, 2015

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1976

The Way Back Machine has stopped us in the year of the American Bicentennial – 1976. For those of us who were alive, we may remember that year more easily since it seemed that there was always something going on. But in case you were too ‘young,’ here are a few events that made 1976 so memorable:

  • The Apple Computer company is founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (April).
  • In Idaho, the Teton Dam failed, causing 11 deaths and about $300 million in destruction (June).
  • The band, U2 is formed, beginning a career that will span 40 years and include sales of over 150 million records worldwide (September).

Get a taste of 1976 with one of the following New York Times Best Sellers from the week of February 22.



1. Curtain by Agatha Christie

2. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

3. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

4. Saving the Queen by William F. Buckley, Jr.

5. In the Beginning by Chaim Potok

6. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone

7. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

8. Nightwork by Irwin Shaw

9. Shogun by James Clavell

10. The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins



1. Bring On the Empty Horses by David Niven

2. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer

3. Doris Day: Her Own Story by A. E. Hotchner

4. The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson

5. Angels by Billy Graham

6. Sylvia Porter’s Money Book by Sylvia Porter

7. The Russians by Hedrick Smith

8. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams

9. Power! by Michael Korda

10. My Life by Golda Meir