1950s > 1957

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    A Man of Affairs by John D. MacDonald

Sam Glidden owed all his success to the opportunities he'd received from Thomas McGann, president of the Harrison Corporation. But now McGann was dead, and Mike Dean, a wildly flamboyant business speculator, was looking to add the Harrison Corporation to his long list of conquests.

Year: 1957
Genre: Suspense

    Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein

In a distant galaxy of colonized planets, the atrocity of slavery is alive and well. Young Thorby was just another bedraggled orphan boy sold at auction, but his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be. Adopting Thorby as his son, Baslim fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authorities close in on Baslim, Thorby must find his own way in a hostile galaxy.

Year: 1957
Genre: Action & Adventure SFComing of Age

    Company of Cowards by Jack Schaefer

This classic novel of courage and redemption introduces Jared Heath. Heath, a captain in the Union army, is stripped of rank and court-martialed for cowardice after refusing to march his men into a suicide mission. Yet he has a chance to regain his honor when he is charged with leading Company Q, a unit of misfit officers also disgraced and charged with cowardice.

Year: 1957
Genre: Civil WarWesterns

    Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Year: 1957
Genre: Fantasy

    Day of Infamy by Walter Lord

In brilliant detail Walter Lord traces the human drama of the great attack: the spies behind it; the Japanese pilots; the crews on the stricken warships; the men at the airfields and the bases; the Japanese pilot who captured an island single-handedly when he could not get back to his carrier; the generals, the sailors, the housewives, and the children who responded to the attack with anger, numbness, and magnificent courage.

Year: 1957
Genre: Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Death Trap by John D. MacDonald

In life, Jane Ann never had much use for a halo, but in her violent death she finally earned one. When they found a suspect, everyone relaxed except Hugh MacReedy. Maybe he should have stayed out of it, but MacReedy owed a big debt to the patsy they were sending to the electric chair in a week. And he would have stayed out of it, if he'd known what his chances were of coming out alive ...

Year: 1957
Genre: Death RowInnocenceMurder MysterySuspense

    Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy.

Year: 1957
Genre: Alternate RealityDystopian

    From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

Bursting with action and intrigue, From Russia with Love is one of the best-loved books in the Bond canon--an instant classic that set the standard for sophisticated literary spycraft for decades to come.

Year: 1957
Genre: Espionage

    Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place.

Year: 1957
Genre: US MarinesWorld War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Killer's Choice by Ed McBain

A woman is murdered in a liquor store, hurtling the men from the 87th Precinct into an investigation of her secret lives and many possible enemies.

Year: 1957
Genre: Police Procedural




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1957A Man of Affairs by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1957Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Coming of Age, Heinlein's Juveniles
1957Company of Cowards by Jack Schaefer Westerns, Civil War
1957Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Fantasy
1957Day of Infamy by Walter Lord Non-Fiction
The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
1957Death Trap by John D. MacDonald Murder Mystery, Suspense, Death Row, Innocence
1957Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick Alternate Reality, Dystopian
1957From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1957Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie US Marines, World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
From Parris Island to the Pacific
1957Killer's Choice by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1957The Bridge at Andau by James A. Michener Austria, Budapest, Non-Fiction
1957The Con Man by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1957The Cosmic Puppets by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
1957The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction, Asimov's Robots
1957The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem Science Fiction, Short Stories
1957The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester Action & Adventure SF
1957The Temple of Gold by William Goldman Coming of Age
1957The Unforgiven by Alan Le May Westerns
1957Wild Town by Jim Thompson Crime Fiction





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