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Top 100 Books in Libraries


Roland Hjerppe <[log in to unmask]>


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DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1999--_In Search of Excellence_ is on more library
shelves than any other book, according to a survey of WorldCat (the OCLC
Online Union Catalog), an electronic catalog of materials from libraries in
the United States and other countries.

With 3,971 libraries listed as having it in their collections, the book tops
the list of 100 books held by libraries that catalog their materials on
WorldCat. It has held that position consistently since 1989.

The list, heavy in reference works and nonfiction bestsellers, also has
three children's books--_Owl Moon_, _The Polar Express_ and _The Way Things

With four entries, Bob Woodward has authored or co-authored the most titles
on the list--_The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court_ (17); _The Final
Days_ (38); _Veil: The Secrets of the CIA, 1981-1987_ (44); and _All the
President's Men_ (73).

Some books one would expect to see on the list--such as the Bible and
Shakespeare's works--are missing because there are so many editions, and
different editions are cataloged as separate works.

The top 100 list is based on the holdings of OCLC member libraries, which
include all types of libraries: research, university, public, corporate,
government and school libraries.

Libraries use the bibliographic records in WorldCat to catalog the books in
their collections. When they do, a notation is made in the database, which
is a merged, computerized catalog of the materials in 8,650 libraries around
the world that use the OCLC online cataloging system. Available to libraries
since 1971, WorldCat currently contains 42 million records and 720 million
holding symbols.

WorldCat is available through the OCLC FirstSearch service, an online
reference service some 15,000 libraries provide to their users, both in the
library and remotely.

Rank Holdings OCLC Number Title/Author

1 3971 8493620 _In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-run
Companies_, by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.

2 3738 8410292 _Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives_,
by John Naisbitt

3 3524 13947140 _A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and
Dissertations_, by Kate L. Turabian, 5th ed.

4 3513 6421457 _Familiar Quotations_, by John Bartlett, 15th and 125th
anniversary ed.

5 3506 14239839 _The Closing of the American Mind_, by Allan Bloom

6 3374 11969925 _A Passion for Excellence_, by Thomas J. Peters and Nancy

7 3365 17105155 _A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black
Holes_, by Stephen W. Hawking

8 3275 10974869 _Iacocca: An Autobiography_, by Lee Iacocca with William

9 3261 4004812 _The Elements of Style_, by William Strunk, Jr., 3rd ed.

10 3248 20422202 _Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's_,
by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

11 3230 26929668 _The Chicago Manual of Style_, 14th ed.

12 3227 29953039 _Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:
4th ed.

13 3152 14411877 _Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know_,

E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

14 3094 20800495 _Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Proceedings of the
International Symposium At McGill University, 1989,_ edited by Donald J.
Ecobichon and Joseph M. Wu

15 3081 16580381 _Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management
Revolution_, by Thomas J. Peters

16 3080 30398714 _Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association_, 4th ed.

17 3022 5333650 _The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court_, by Bob
Woodward and Scott Armstrong

18 3004 25546099 _The Supreme Court of the United States: Its Beginnings
and Its Justices, 1790-1991_

19 2964 18383661 _Parting the Waters: America in the King Years,
1954-63_, by Taylor Branch

20 2959 20132484 _The New York Public Library Desk Reference_

21 2946 _Silent Spring_, by Rachel Carson

22 2925 8283180 _The Chicago Manual of Style_, 13th ed.

23 2921 25057627 _The Bill of Rights and Beyond, 1791-1991_

24 2899 17917341 _ The Way Things Work_, by David Macaulay

25 2892 17227391 _Clearing the Air: Perspectives on Environmental
Tobacco Smoke_, edited by Robert D. Tollison

26 2870 8475284 _The One Minute Manager_, by Kenneth Blanchard and
Spencer Johnson

27 2860 16130075 _And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS
Epidemic_, by Randy Shilts

28 2859 8590268 _The Years of Lyndon Johnson_, by Robert A. Caro

29 2854 5574262 _White House Years_, by Henry Kissinger

30 2851 31408427 _MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers_, by Joseph
4th ed.

31 2828 15550774 _Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era_, by James M.

32 2825 25411163 _Truman_, by David McCullough

33 2824 15283849 _The Random House Dictionary of the English Language_,
by Stuart Berg Flexner, editor in chief, 2nd ed.

34 2822 11971882 _Lake Wobegon Days_, by Garrison Keillor

35 2811 15284982 _Beloved: A Novel_, by Toni Morrison

36 2790 5830721 _The Third Wave_, by Alvin Toffler

37 2786 2188350 _Roots_, by Alex Haley

38 2785 1975233 _The Final Days_, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

39 2780 423932 _The Oxford History of the American People_, by Samuel
Eliot Morison

40 2773 4802 _I'm OK, You're OK_, by Thomas A. Harris

41 2769 10072914 _The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam_, by Barbara
W. Tuchman

42 2769 10753607 _The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two_, by
Studs Terkel

43 2763 9645583 _The Discoverers_, by Daniel J. Boorstin

44 2763 16646152 _Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987_, by Bob

45 2760 6280573 _Cosmos_, by Carl Sagan

46 2758 15594794 _The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers_, by Paul Kennedy

47 2757 24912611 _Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit_,
by Al Gore

48 2752 3844481 _American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964_, by
William Manchester

49 2745 2695090 _The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama
Canal, 1870-1914_, by David McCullough

50 2739 12162097 _The Polar Express_, written and illustrated by Chris
Van Allsburg

51 2733 17301230 _A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in
Vietnam_, by Neil Sheehan

52 2723 8114573 _The Oxford Companion to American Literature_, James D.
Hart, 5th ed.

53 2717 110210 _Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the
American West_, by Dee Brown

54 2716 300432 _Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional
Convention_, by Catherine Drinker Bowen

55 2715 701417 _Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices_, by
Peter F. Drucker

56 2714 23975729 _Familiar Quotations_, by John Bartlett, 16th ed.

57 2710 13861133 _The Reckoning_, by David Halberstam

58 2701 11519736 _The Oxford Companion to English Literature_, by
Margaret Drabble,
5th ed.

59 2691 11549089 _Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and
Principles_, Peter F. Drucker

60 2689 162307 _Beyond Freedom and Dignity_, by B.F. Skinner

61 2686 12945112 _The Star and the Laurel: The Centennial History of
Daimler, Mercedes, and Benz, 1886-1986_, by Beverly Rae Kimes

62 2676 22707774 _A Child of Fortune_, by Jeffrey St. John

63 2672 161979 _Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship_,
by Joseph P. Lash

64 2667 4957310 _Black's Law Dictionary_, by Henry Campbell Black, 5th

65 2663 8252644 _Years of Upheaval_, Henry Kissinger

66 2657 287279 _The Confessions of Nat Turner_, by William Styron

67 2657 340885 _Harry S. Truman_, by Margaret Truman

68 2657 30913157 _The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in
American Life_, by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray

69 2655 15053078 _Lincoln: A Photobiography_, by Russell Freedman

70 2655 9646422 _Vietnam, a History_, by Stanley Karnow

71 2652 10229876 _Lincoln: A Novel_, by Gore Vidal

72 2636 730839 _Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How
They Feel About What They Do_, by Studs Terkel

73 2632 892340 _All the President's Men_, by Carl Bernstein and Bob

74 2626 17952931 _The First Salute_, by Barbara W. Tuchman

75 2623 269102 _American Authors, 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary
of American Literature_, edited by Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft

76 2620 3730647 _Chesapeake_, James A. Michener

77 2616 23016353 _Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women_,
by Susan Faludi

78 2614 22490404 _A History of the Arab
Peoples_, by Albert Hourani

79 2614 192333 _The Guns of August_, by Barbara W. Tuchman

80 2613 5673886 _Free to Choose: A Personal Statement_, by Milton and
Rose Friedman

81 2607 87496 _Future Shock_, by Alvin Toffler

82 2603 17650532 _The Power of Myth_, by Joseph Campbell, with Bill

83 2593 4804279 _Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient:
Reflections on Healing and Regeneration_, by Norman Cousins

84 2591 9480885 _The Visual Display of Quantitative Information_, by
Edward R. Tufte

85 2584 7459948 _Famous First Facts: A Record of First Happenings,
Discoveries, and Inventions in American History_, by Joseph Nathan Kane, 4th

86 2582 12103258 _Guide to Reference Books_, edited by Eugene P. Sheehy,
10th ed.

87 2581 13455507 _The Story of English_, by Robert McCrum, William Cran,
and Robert MacNeil

88 2580 13328078 _Encyclopedia of the American Constitution_, by Leonard
W. Levy, editor in chief

89 2580 5831733 _The Real War_, by Richard Nixon

90 2576 272137 _A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House_, by
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

91 2570 475124 _The Death of a President_, November 20-November 25, 1963,
by William Manchester

92 2570 4641874 _The Powers That Be_, by David Halberstam

93 2568 13186508 _The Triumph of Politics: How the Reagan Revolution
Failed_, by David A. Stockman

94 2568 15198290 _Owl Moon_, by Jane Yolen

95 2565 8280571 _The Fate of the Earth_, by Jonathan Schell

96 2564 13821695 _The Fatal Shore_, Robert Hughes

97 2561 344329 _Kennedy_, by Theodore C. Sorensen

98 2559 7204546 _Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet the Japanese
Challenge_, by William G. Ouchi

99 2559 8870495 _Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President_, by Jimmy Carter

100 2557 1370091 _Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon_, by
Theodore H. White

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a
nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization
whose computer network and services link more than 34,000 libraries in 67
countries and territories. OCLC is dedicated to the public purposes of
furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.

More information about OCLC, its affiliated U.S. regional networks,
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"Two dangers never cease to threaten the world: order and disorder."
Paul Valery (1871-1945)

Roland Hjerppe Director of libraries
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