1950.A look back at books that captured our attention
Nobel Prize Nobel Prize, award given for outstanding achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, peace, or literature. The awards were established by the will of Alfred Nobel, who left a fund to provide annual prizes in the five areas listed above. for Literature
BERTRAND RUSSELL (UK, 1872-1970)
Russell was honored "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought." One of the great thinkers of the 20th century, Russell explored social democracy, philosophy, mathematics, rationalism, politics, morality, and pacifism pacifism, advocacy of opposition to war through individual or collective action against militarism. Although complete, enduring peace is the goal of all pacifism, the methods of achieving it differ. . Start with The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (1951).
National Book Award (NONFIC)
LIFE OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON
By Ralph Rusk
Rusk's work is still considered one of the best biographies of Emerson, the 19th-century poet, essayist, and transcendentalist known for his short book, Nature (1836). Rusk also coedited (with Eleanor M. Tilton) The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson (10 volumes) (19390-95).
National Book Award (FICTION)
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM
By Nelson Algren
In this tale of urban doom, Frankie Machine, a card shark and heroin addict, operates in a post--World War II ghetto in Chicago. After a stint in jail, he struggles to maintain his spiritual sanity as his life takes a turn for the worse.
Pulitzer Prize (FICTION)
THE WAY WEST
By A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
Guthrie, an author of the American West, introduced three 19th-century frontiersmen--all of them mountain men, trappers, traders, and guides--in The Big Sky (1947). This sequel follows Dick Summers's return to the frontier West as he leads a group of settlers from Missouri to Oregon--and tries to survive.
Pulitzer Prize (HISTORY)
ART AND LIFE IN AMERICA
By Oliver Waterman Larkin Oliver Waterman Larkin (August 17, 1896, Medford, Massachusetts – December 17, 1970) was an American art historian and educator.
Larkin was the son of Charles Ernest Larkin, a collector and dealer of antiques, and Kate Mary Waterman. He had two brothers and a sister.
Larkin, an American art historian, chronicles the development of American art in the context of the nation's social milieu. The six books in the series, which was the first work on visual arts to win the Pulitzer, explore different periods, starting with the 17th century.
THE DOOR IN THE WALL
By Marguerite De Angeli
Robin, the son of a nobleman in medieval times, is destined des·tine
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. for knighthood knighthood: see chivalry; courtly love; knight. . When he falls ill, he comes under the care of a monk, who teaches him patience and strength. All too soon, Robin must use these newfound qualities to save the kingdom.
THE SONG OF THE SWALLOWS
By Leo Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Politi
When the swallows leave San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano (săn wän kăpĭsträ`nō), city (1990 pop. 26,183), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1961. San Juan Capistrano has some manufactures, including aircraft parts, medical apparatus, and boats, but the economy is for their wintering grounds, Juan dreams that next spring they will nest in his own yard at the old California mission. And next spring, on St. Joseph's Day, they do.
I, ROBOT | ISAAC ASIMOV
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES | RAY BRADBURY
THE CHILD WHO NEVER GREW | PEARL S. BUCK Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, most familiarly known as Pearl S. Buck (birth name Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker; Chinese: 赛珍珠; Pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū
COLLECTED STORIES | WILLIAM FAULKNER
PARADE'S END | FORD MADOX FORD
KON-TIKI | THOR HEYERDAHL
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN | PATRICIA PATRICIA Practical Algorithm To Retrieve Information Coded In Alphanumeric
PATRICIA Proving and Testability for Reliability Improvement of Complex Integrated Architectures
PATRICIA PApilloma TRIal Cervical cancer In young Adults HIGHSMITH
DIANETICS: THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH | L. RON HUBBARD Noun 1. L. Ron Hubbard - a United States writer of science fiction and founder of Scientology (1911-1986)
SIMPLE SPEAKS HIS MIND (STORIES) | LANGSTON HUGHES
THE TOWN AND THE CITY | JACK KEROUAC
THE GRASS IS SINGING | DORIS LESSING
THE ARABS IN HISTORY | BERNARD LEWIS
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE | C. S. LEWIS
THE LIBERAL IMAGINATION | LIONEL TRILLING
NY TIMES BESTSELLERS
FICTION for the entire year of 1950
THE SUMMONS | JOHN GRISHAM
EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL | STEPHEN KING
THE NANNY DIARIES | EMMA MCLAUGHLIN AND NICOLA KRAUS
THE SHELTERS OF STONE | JEAN M. AUEL AUEL Automated Unit Equipment List
THE LOVELY BONES | ALICE SEBOLD
NON-FICTION for the entire year of 1950
THIS I REMEMBER | ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
THE MATURE MIND | HARRY OVERSTREET
WORLDS IN COLLISION | IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY
ROOSEVELT IN RETROSPECT | JOHN GUNTHER
COURTROOM | QUENTIN REYNOLDS
year in Review
Diplomatic relations are established between nine nations (not including the United States) and the People's Republic of China ... Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury ... Jerusalem becomes the capital of Israel ... India forms a republic ... President Harry s. Truman For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation).
Harry S. Truman (May 8 1884 – December 26 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as vice president, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. mandates the development of the hydrogen bomb ... Korean War begins ... Catholic Church deems the evolution "hypothesis" not incompatible with Church teachings ... Peanuts debuts in American newspapers ... Chinese invade Tibet ... A gallon of gas averages 18 cents ... Jackson Pollock paints his Lavender Mist, Number 27, and Autumn Rhythm: Number 30 ... World population reaches 2.52 billion.