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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER : Intriguing Facts About the 484 Books That Have Been #1 New York Times Bestsellers Since the First List, 50 Years Ago

Bear, John

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ISBN 10: 0898154847 / ISBN 13: 9780898154849
Published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1992
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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EX-LIB/UNCIRCULATED. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated cover/NF; leading edges tape reinforced. Review & synthesis of the New York Times' best sellers (first published Sunday, August 9th, 1942). Criteria have changed from time to time, and ratings has been challenged more than once. This book is about those books that received top rating and the #1 phenomenon. The outstanding book for 1942 was The Robe by Lloyd Douglas, which held #1 position for 46 weeks; it still holds the fiction record of for the longest time on the list, and returned to the list after the Hollywood epic film. Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000732

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Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Lists hundreds of books that have made the famous list, and offers facts about the publishing industry, authors, and the list itself


As John Bear notes in his Books interview, "most of my books have been ones that I wish someone else had done, but since they didn't, I had to step in and do it."

And Bear has written a comprehensive and fascinating catalog of every book that has hit #1 in the New York Times Bestseller's list. We've kept a copy here in the Editorial office for browsing and study. Full of surprises and quirky facts, and highly Recommended to anyone in the book business, or anyone interested in what makes books sell.

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