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What book was the #1 seller? Top ten? What authors are still publishing? What books do you remember from that year?

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  1. 1. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
  2. 2. Publishers Weekly Top Fiction 1977
  3. 3. 1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 4. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre 5. Oliver's Story by Erich Segal 6. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins 7. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw 8. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong 9. Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin 10. Daniel Martin by John Fowles Publishers Weekly Top Ten Fiction 1977
  4. 4. Publishers Weekly Top Non-Fiction 1977
  5. 5. 1. Roots by Alex Haley 2. Looking Out for #1 by Robert Ringer 3. All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot 4. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 5. The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace 6. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway by Charles Paul Conn 7. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan 8. The Second Ring of Power by Carlos Castaneda 9. The Grass ls Always Greener over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 10. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Publishers Weekly Top Ten Non-Fiction 1977
  6. 6. #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977
  7. 7. Trinity by Leon Uris from the beginning of the year until April 3 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal From April 10 until May 15 Falconer by John Cheever May 22 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal May 29 Falconer by John Cheever June 5 to June 12 The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough June 19 to September 25 The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien October 2 to the end of the year #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977 Throughout the Year
  8. 8. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Coma by Robin Cook A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry Interesting Titles Published in 1977
  9. 9. Norman Mailer punches Gore Vidal in the face at a NYC party. magazine Gay News is found guilty of libel for publishing a homo V.S. Naipaul declines the offer of a CBE. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
  10. 10. Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal in 2002 Top Books and Literary News of 1977
  11. 11. ROOTS was racked as nonfiction and on the NY Times list in that category. It was promoted as ‘faction’. Alex Haley later admitted he did make up segments of the story as it was impossible to determine his true family history. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
  12. 12. 1. The Shining by Stephen King 2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 3. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 4. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein 5. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick 6. The Amityville Horror by Jan Anson 7. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 8. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 9. Illusions: The Adventure of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 10. Gateway by Frederich Pohl Goodreads Top Books of 1977 As of Today
  13. 13. The #1 Selling Book of 1977?
  14. 14. What is your favorite book from 1977?
  15. 15. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE THE GREEN BERET PREPARATION AND SURVIVAL GUIDE
  16. 16. New York City. 1970s. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer by NY Times Bestselling Author, West Point graduate and former Green Beret One of the top five new series of the year. http://bobmayer.com/fiction/
  17. 17. www.bobmayer.com About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City; graduated West Point, served in the Infantry including leading a recon platoon in the First Cav Division, and then Special Forces (Green Berets), commanding an A-Team and other assignments. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the hill country of Texas, the hills of New England, the Appalachians and other places. They haven’t caught up to him yet. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.

Editor's Notes

  • There’s a common image of a red and white sign for Area 51 you can find
  • Description

    What book was the #1 seller? Top ten? What authors are still publishing? What books do you remember from that year?

    Transcript

    1. 1. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
    2. 2. Publishers Weekly Top Fiction 1977
    3. 3. 1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien 2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 4. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre 5. Oliver's Story by Erich Segal 6. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins 7. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw 8. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong 9. Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin 10. Daniel Martin by John Fowles Publishers Weekly Top Ten Fiction 1977
    4. 4. Publishers Weekly Top Non-Fiction 1977
    5. 5. 1. Roots by Alex Haley 2. Looking Out for #1 by Robert Ringer 3. All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot 4. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 5. The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace 6. The Possible Dream: A Candid Look at Amway by Charles Paul Conn 7. The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan 8. The Second Ring of Power by Carlos Castaneda 9. The Grass ls Always Greener over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 10. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Publishers Weekly Top Ten Non-Fiction 1977
    6. 6. #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977
    7. 7. Trinity by Leon Uris from the beginning of the year until April 3 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal From April 10 until May 15 Falconer by John Cheever May 22 Oliver’s Story by Erich Seagal May 29 Falconer by John Cheever June 5 to June 12 The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough June 19 to September 25 The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien October 2 to the end of the year #1 NY Times Bestsellers of 1977 Throughout the Year
    8. 8. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Coma by Robin Cook A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry Interesting Titles Published in 1977
    9. 9. Norman Mailer punches Gore Vidal in the face at a NYC party. magazine Gay News is found guilty of libel for publishing a homo V.S. Naipaul declines the offer of a CBE. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
    10. 10. Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal in 2002 Top Books and Literary News of 1977
    11. 11. ROOTS was racked as nonfiction and on the NY Times list in that category. It was promoted as ‘faction’. Alex Haley later admitted he did make up segments of the story as it was impossible to determine his true family history. Top Books and Literary News of 1977
    12. 12. 1. The Shining by Stephen King 2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 3. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 4. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein 5. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick 6. The Amityville Horror by Jan Anson 7. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison 8. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 9. Illusions: The Adventure of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 10. Gateway by Frederich Pohl Goodreads Top Books of 1977 As of Today
    13. 13. The #1 Selling Book of 1977?
    14. 14. What is your favorite book from 1977?
    15. 15. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE THE GREEN BERET PREPARATION AND SURVIVAL GUIDE
    16. 16. New York City. 1970s. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer by NY Times Bestselling Author, West Point graduate and former Green Beret One of the top five new series of the year. http://bobmayer.com/fiction/
    17. 17. www.bobmayer.com About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City; graduated West Point, served in the Infantry including leading a recon platoon in the First Cav Division, and then Special Forces (Green Berets), commanding an A-Team and other assignments. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the hill country of Texas, the hills of New England, the Appalachians and other places. They haven’t caught up to him yet. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.

    Editor's Notes

  • There’s a common image of a red and white sign for Area 51 you can find
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