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    Anzio: The Gamble That Failed by Martin Blumenson

Anzio, a small town a mere hour's drive from Rome, became a battleground on which both Allies and Germans paid a bloody price. Planned by Churchill as a swift amphibious flanking maneuver, the 1943 battle of Anzio has been viewed by some as one of the most ill-conceived tactical operations of the Allied war effort, and by others as one of the war's singular lost opportunities.

Year: 1963
Genre: Battle of Anzio

    Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris

Meticulously researched, this bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption.

Year: 1963
Genre: Cold WarWWII: Post-War

    Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.

Year: 1963
Genre: ApocalpyseSatire

    Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick

It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all.

Year: 1963
Genre: Science Fiction

    Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it.

Year: 1963
Genre: Fantasy

    Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer

The novel explores the cowboy lives of Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins as they carouse, ride, and work at the Slash Y with Cal Brennan. As the West changes and their cowboy antics are challenged, the two must part ways to pursue new ways of life. Chet marries and goes on to become a successful merchant and then a politician, while Monte can only find solace in continuing the cowboy's way of life until the very end.

Year: 1963
Genre: Westerns

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming

After finally tracking the SPECTRE chief to a stronghold in the Swiss Alps, Bond uncovers the details of Blofeld's latest plot: a biological warfare scheme more audacious than anything the fiend has tried before. Now Bond must save the world once again--and survive Blofeld's last, very personal, act of vengeance.

Year: 1963
Genre: Espionage

    On The Run by John D. MacDonald

Sid Shanley couldn't stay in one place very long. He had to keep on the run, changing towns, changing jobs, changing women. He worked out the perfect setup - no attachments, no trails, no explanations. But now a girl has caught up with him. Her name was Paula - and a million dollars lay behind her strange invitation ...

Year: 1963
Genre: Suspense

    Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense.

Year: 1963
Genre: Science Fiction

    Return of the Shadow by Maxwell Grant

First of the Belmont ‘Shadow’ publications (series numbers 326 to 334), and the only one written by Walter Gibson. Featuring Lamont (The Shadow) Cranston. Cover blurb: “America’s all-time suspense best-seller — the famous “Avenger” in a brand-new mystery.

Year: 1963




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1963Anzio: The Gamble That Failed by Martin Blumenson Non-Fiction
1963Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris Cold War, WWII: Post-War, Berlin
1963Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Apocalpyse, Satire
1963Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
or How We Got Along After the Bomb
1963Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein Fantasy
1963Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer Westerns
1963On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1963On The Run by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1963Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle Science Fiction
1963Return of the Shadow by Maxwell Grant
1963The Chill by Ross Macdonald Cold Case, Missing Person, Private Eye, Suspense, Lew Archer
1963The Clocks by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1963The Dark Side of the Island by Jack Higgins Thriller
1963The Drowner by John D. MacDonald Murder Mystery
1963The Grifters by Jim Thompson Crime Fiction
1963The Man with the Getaway Face by Donald E. Westlake Bank Robbery, Organized Crime, Parker
1963The Mourner by Donald E. Westlake Stolen Goods, Archeology, Parker
1963The Outfit by Donald E. Westlake Organized Crime, Parker
1963The Score by Donald E. Westlake Crime Fiction, Parker
1963The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, George Smiley
1963The Witching Lands by Hugh B. Cave Adventure, West Indies
1963Thrilling Cities by Ian Fleming Travel, Non-Fiction
1963Vietnam Diary by Richard Tregaskis Vietnam War, Non-Fiction
A Vivid Eyewitness Account of Americans in Battle





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