1950s > 1952

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    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years -- a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis. Set in rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

Year: 1952
Genre: Family Saga

    Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire--still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire's glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the pro

Year: 1952
Genre: Science Fiction

    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

Year: 1952
Genre: Sea Stories




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1952Ballroom of the Skies by John D. MacDonald Science Fiction
1952Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: POWs
1952Collected Millar: The Master at Her Zenith by Margaret Millar Missing Person, Noir Fiction, Psychological Thriller
1952East of Eden by John Steinbeck Family Saga
1952Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction, Foundation
1952Home Is the Sailor by Day Keene Crime Fiction
1952Kiss Me, Deadly by Mickey Spillane Organized Crime, Mike Hammer
1952Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1952One Night Stands and Lost Weekends by Lawrence Block Suspense, Short Stories
1952Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Science Fiction
1952So Nude, So Dead by Ed McBain Murder Mystery
1952The Case of the Grinning Gorilla by Erle Stanley Gardner Legal Thriller, Perry Mason
1952The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction, Galactic Empire
1952The Ivory Grin by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1952The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson Crime Fiction
1952The Natural by Bernard Malamud Baseball
1952The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Sea Stories, Cuba
1952The Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Heinlein's Juveniles
1952Top of the Heap by Erle Stanley Gardner Hardboiled Detective, Cool & Lam





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