Reading in the 1940s

All The King’s Men.  Robert Penn Warren

Animal Farm.  George Orwell

A Bell for Adano.  John Hersey

Berlin Diary.  William L. Shirer

Blood, Sweat and Tears.  Winston Churchill

Brideshead Revisited.  Evelyn Waugh

Crusade in Europe.  Dwight D. Eisenhower

Cry, The Beloved Country.  Alan Paton

Curious George.  Magret and H.A Rey           

Darkness At Noon.  Arthur Koestler

Death Be Not Proud.  John Gunther

Death of a Salesman.  Arthur Miller

The Diary of a Young Girl.  Anne Frank

Dinner at Antoine’s.  Frances Parkinson Keyes

For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Ernest Hemingway

Forever Amber.  Kathleen Winsor

The Fountainhead.  Ayn Rand

The Foxes of Harrow.  Frank Yerby

The Friendly Persuasion.  Jessamyn West

Gentleman’s Agreement.  Laura Hobson

The Glass Menagerie.  Tennessee Williams

Good night  Moon. Margaret Wise Brown

A Guide to Confident Living.  Norman Vincent Peale

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.  Carson McCullers

Here is Your War.  Ernie Pyle

How Green Was My Valley.  Robert Llewellyn

The Hundred Dresses.  Eleanor Estes

I, The Jury.  Mickey Spillane

Johnny Tremain. Esther Forbes

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.  James Agee

The Little Prince.  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Loved One.  Evelyn Waugh

Make Way for Ducklings. Robert McCloskey

The Man With the Golden Arm.  Nelson Algren

Many Moons. James Thurber

The Naked and the Dead.  Norman Mailer

Native Son.  Richard Wright

Nineteen Eighty-Four.  George Orwell

The Ox-Bow Incident.  Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Persons and Places: Fragments of Autobiography.  George Santayana

Prayer for a Child  (ill. Elizabeth Orton Jones, HP Author). Rachel Field           

Raintree County.  Ross Lockridge

The Razor’s Edge.  W. Somerset Maugham

Reading I’ve Liked.  Clifton Fadiman

The Robe.  Lloyd C. Douglas

A Second Sex.  Simone de Beauvoir

The Seven-Storey Mountain.  Thomas Merton

The Snake Pit.  Mary Jane Ward

Song of Bernadette.  Franz Werfel

A Streetcar Named Desire.  Tennessee Williams

Tales of the South Pacific.  James Michener

They Were Expendable.  William L. White

This Side of Innocence.  Taylor Caldwell

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  Betty Smith

Up Front.  Bill Mauldin

What I Believe.  Sholem Asch

Young Lions.  Irwin Shaw

Zorba the Greek.  Nikos Kazantzakis