The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1970

Feelin’ groovy? Step into those clogs and let’s pay 1970 a visit. Here’s the happenings…

  • Biggest film of the year? Love Story (and the reason there are so many GenX Jennifers)
  • Diana Ross and the Supremes performed for the last time together as a group in January
  • The AMC Gremlin – gotta love that car name – premiered in April.

Get back into the mood (without your mood ring) with one of these books, all on the New York Times Best Sellers List for the week of February 15, 1970. Can you dig?



1. The Godfather by Mario Puzo

2. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

3. The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

4. The Inheritors by Harold Robbins

5. Puppet on a Chain by Alistair Maclean

6. The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin

7. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault

8. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene

9. In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

10. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace



1. The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss

2. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

3. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex by Dr. David Reuben

4. Present at the Creation by Dean Acheson

5. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

6. The Graham Kerr Cookbook by The Galloping Gourmet and Hubert Sieben

7. The Collapse of the Third Republic by William L. Shirer

8. Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser

9. Ruffles and Flourishes by Liz Carpenter

10. Love and Will by Rollo May

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