Time Reading Program Special Edition

TRP collage

A recent discovery of a few volumes of the mid 1960s Time Reading Program Special Editions has led to a full-on obsession to collect them all.

Initially, I was drawn to these books by their striking cover illustrations, many by well-known artists of their day. The Time editors seem to have chosen widely from history, philosophy, the social sciences, biography, literature, poetry, and memoir. The books are all reprints, some very well-known, and after doing some research, I suspect that many others  are neglected but excellent reads.

The books in bold are the ones I own. I will post reviews with high-resolution scans of the covers as I read them or have time. It’s worth just looking at the covers.

  • Adams, Henry: The Education of Henry Adams, Vol 1
  • Adams, Henry: The Education of Henry Adams, Vol 2
  • Barnett, Lincoln: The Universe and Dr. Einstein
  • Bates, Marston: The Forest and the Sea
  • Bedford, Sybille: The Trial of Doctor Adams
  • Berlin, Isaiah: Karl Marx
  • Bolitho, William: Murder for Profit
  • Boulle, Pierre: The Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Bradbury, Ray: The Martian Chronicles
  • Brogan, D.W.: The American Character
  • Brown, Ivor: Shakespeare
  • Camus, Albert: The Plague
  • Cary, Joyce: Mister Johnson
  • Cary, Joyce: The Horse’s Mouth
  • Cheever, John: The Wapshot Chronicles
  • Clark, Walter Van Tilberg: The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Collier, John: Fancies and Goodnights
  • de Poincins, Gontran: Kabloona
  • de Saint Exupery, Antoine: Wind, Sand, and Stars
  • de Santillana, Giorgio: The Crime of Galileo
  • De Segur, Count Phillipe-Paul: Napoleon’s Russian Campaign
  • di Lampedusa, Giuseppe: The Leopard
  • Dinesen, Isak: Out of Africa
  • Durant, Will: The Story of Philosophy
  • Eiseley, Loren: The Immense Journey
  • Engle, Paul: Poet’s Choice
  • Ferguson, Charles W.: Naked to Mine Enemies: The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, Vol 1
  • Ferguson, Charles W.: Naked to Mine Enemies, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, Vol 2
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth: The Great Crash of 1929
  • Gary, Romain: The Roots of Heaven
  • Goodrich, Marcus: Delilah
  • Graves, Robert: I, Claudius
  • Greene, Graham: The Power and the Glory
  • Guthrie, Jr., A. B.: The Big Sky
  • Hamilton, Edith: The Greek Way
  • Heilbroner, Robert L.: The Worldly Philosophers
  • Herold, J. Christopher: Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael
  • Hoffer, Eric: The True Believer
  • Hughes, Richard: A High Wind in Jamaica
  • Hughes, Robert: In Hazard
  • Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  • Irvine, William: Apes, Angels, and Victorians: the Story of Darwin, Huxley, and Evolution
  • Irvine, William: Attending Marvels
  • Jackson, Charles: The Lost Weekend
  • Jenkins, Elizabeth: Elizabeth the Great
  • Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat
  • Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Keith, Agnes Newton: Three Came Home
  • Kerr, Walter: The Decline of Pleasure
  • Koestler, Arthur: Darkness at Noon
  • Lee, Laurie: The Edge of Day (also called Cider with Rosie)
  • Leech, Margaret: Reveille in Washington 1860-1865
  • Levi, Carlo: Christ Stopped in Eboli
  • Lewis, C. S.: The Screwtape Letters
  • Lewis, C. S.: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
  • Lippman, Walter: A Preface to Morals
  • Lorenz, Konrad Z.: King Solomon’s Ring: New Light on Animal Ways
  • Maclean, Fitzroy: Eastern Approaches
  • Malamud, Bernard: The Natural
  • Marquand, John P.: The Late George Apley
  • Marquand, John P.: Wickford Point
  • Marshall, S. L. A.: The River and the Gauntlet
  • Maurois, Andre: Disraeli
  • McCullers, Carson: The Member of the Wedding
  • Mencken, H. L.: In Defense of Women
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot: Admiral of the Ocean Sea Volume 1
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot Admiral of the Ocean Sea Volume 2
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot: John Paul Jones: A Sailor’s Biography
  • Murphy, Robert Cushman: Logbook for Grace
  • Nabokov, Vladimir: Bend Sinister
  • Narayan, R. K.: The Financial Expert
  • Orwell, George: Animal Farm
  • Orwell, George: Burmese Days
  • Phillipe-Marcelin, Thoby: The Beast of the Haitian Hills
  • Plievier, Theodor: Stalingrad
  • Powell, J.H.: Bring Out Your Dead, the Great Plague of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793
  • Powers, J. L.: Lions, Harts , Leaping Does and Other Stories
  • Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan: Cross Creek
  • Richter, Conrad: The Sea of Grass
  • Roeder, Ralph: The Man of the Renaissance
  • Rossiter, Clinton: The American Presidency
  • Russell, Franklin: Watchers at the Pond
  • Silone, Ignazio: Bread and Wine
  • Smith, Gene: When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson
  • Solzhenitsyn, Alexander: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Spark, Muriel: Momento Mori
  • Spencer, Elizabeth: The Voice at the Back Door
  • Starkey, Marion L.: The Devil in Massachusetts
  • Taylor, Edmond: Richer by Asia
  • Temko, Allan: Notre Dame of Paris
  • Thomas, Dylan: The Doctor and the Devils
  • Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  • Thurber, James: Lanterns and Lances
  • Tomlinson, H. M.: The Sea and the Jungle
  • Traven, B.: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Van Doren, Carl: The Great Rehearsal; the Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States
  • Von Frisch, Karl: Man and the Living World
  • Warren, Robert Penn: All the King’s Men
  • Wedgewood, C. V.: A Coffin for King Charles
  • West, Rebecca: The New Meaning of Treason
  • West, Nathanael: The Day of the Locust
  • White, T. H.: The Sword in the Stone
  • Wilder, Thornton: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Willison, George F.: Saints and Strangers
  • Wolfe, Bertram D.: Three Who Made a Revolution Vol. 1
  • Wolfe, Bertram D.: Three Who Made a Revolution Vol. 2
  • Wolff, Leon: In Flanders Field, the 1917 Campaign
  • Woodham-Smith, Cecil: The Reason Why

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