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By the Numbers

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This is a combined collection of fiction and non-fiction titles in which the primary title of each item is a number (with no additional words), using only numeric characters or “spelled out.” Many, if not most, of the titles listed here have much longer subtitles that provide a more detailed description of each book’s topic. For the sake of the theme of this booklist, titles have been reduced to just the “number.” This list was inspired by a topic thread on the Fiction_L discussion list for librarians and booksellers, but has been expanded for use here on the BookGuide web site. 

All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Numerically…

01-01-00 – R.J. Pineiro
.44 – Jimmy Breslin and Dick Schaap
5/5/2000 – Richard William Noone [NF]
6:02 – Mark Clements
6/10/05 – Richard Lamm
7B – Stella Cameron
8.4 – Peter Hernon
9-11 – Noam Chomsky [NF] 10 – Geoff Andres
13 – James Howe
13 – Nathaniel Lechenmeyer
14-18 – Stephanie Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker
17 – Liz Rosenburg
17F – Donald McCormick [NF]
18/44 – Etienne Leroux
21 – Jeremy Iverson
21 – Patrick O’Brian
24/7 – Joanna Brady
24/7 – Jim Brown
26A – Diana Evans
27 – William Diehl
30 – Stephen Dixon
44 – H.A. DeRosso
44 – Peter Sheridan [NF] ’44 – Charles Whiting [NF] The ’45 – Christopher Duffy
47 – Walter Mosley
’48 – James Herbert
50 – Avery Corman
50 in 50 – Harry Harrison
54 – Wu Ming
’59 – Bob Vanderberg
62 – Julio Cortazar
69 – Ryu Murakami
69 A.D. – Gwyn Morgan
98.4 – Christopher Hodder-Williams
98.6 – Ronald Sukenick
221B – Vincent Starrett, ed. [NF] 253 – Geoff Ryman
300 – Frank Miller
334 – Thomas Disch
480 – Eugene Burdick
666 – Jay Anson
1066 – Andrew Bridgeford
1066 – Denis Butler [NF] 1066 – David Howarth [NF] 1066 – Peter Marren
1215 – Danny Danziger [NF] 1408 – Stephen King
1421 – Gavin Menzies [NF] 1453 – Roger Crowley
1491 – Charles G. Mann [NF] 1492 – Homero Aridjis
1492 – Newton Frohlich
1492 – Barnet Litvinoff
1492 – Deborah Manley, ed. [NF] 1602 – Neil Gaiman
1603 – Christopher Lee
1632 – Eric Flint
1633 – David Weber and Eric Flint
1634: The Baltic War – Eric Flint
1634: The Bavarian Crisis – Eric Flint
1634: The Galileo Affair – Eric Flint
1634: The Ram Rebellion – Eric Flint
1635: The Cannon Law – Eric Flint
1634: The Dreeson Incident – Eric Flint
1676 – Stephen Saunders Webb
1688 – John E. Wills, Jr.
1688 – Henri Van Der Zee
1700 – Maureen Waller
1745 – Stuart Reid
1759 – Frank McLynn
1775 – Ivor Noel Hume [NF] 1776 – Sherman Edwards [NF] 1776 – Thomas J. Fleming [NF] 1776 – David McCullough [NF] 1776 – George Sanderlin [NF] 1777 – John S. Pancake [NF] 1787 – Clinton Lawrence Rossiter [NF] 1791 – H.C. Robbins-Landon [NF] 1794 – Dave R. Palmer
1797 – Colin White
1812 – Paul Britten Austin
1812 – Walter R. Borneman
1812 – David Nevin
1812 – Richard K. Riehn [NF] 1831 – Louis P. Masur [NF] 1848 – David Ward
1863 – Joseph E. Stevens [NF] 1876 – Gore Vidal
1877 – Robert V. Bruce
1898 – David Traxel [NF] 1900 – Robert Rosenblum [NF] 1901 – Robert Conroy
1905 – Leon Trotsky [NF] 1912 – James Chace [NF] 1913 – Virginia Cowles [NF] 1914 – Lyn Macdonald [NF] 1914 – Edward Owen [NF] 1915 – Adele Heller [NF] 1915 – Roger McDonald
1916 – Morgan Llewelyn
1918 – Joseph Carter [NF] 1918 – Gregor Dallas
1919 – John Dos Passos
1919 – William K. Klingaman [NF] 1919 – David J. Mitchell
1921 – Morgan Llewelyn
1927 – Gerald Leinwand [NF] 1929 – Warren Sloat
1929 – William K. Klingaman [NF] 1929 – Frederick Turner
1933 – Philip Metcalfe [NF] 1934 – Alberto Moravia
1939 – Talmadge Boston [NF] 1939 – Michael Jabara Carley [NF] 1939 – David Gelernter
1939 – Robert Kee [NF] 1939 – Angela Lambert [NF] 1940 – Richard Collier
1940 – Clive Ponting
1941 – William K. Klingaman [NF] 1942 – Henry Hitch Adams [NF] 1942 – Winston Groom [NF] 1943 – John Grigg [NF] 1945 – Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
1945 – John Lukacs [NF] 1947 – Red Barber
1949 – Morgan Llewelyn
1956 – Milton Lessing
1959 – Thulani Davis
1963 – Robert MacNeil [NF] 1968 – Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins
1968 – Ronald Fraser [NF] 1968 – Louis L. Gould [NF] 1968 – Joe Haldeman
1968 – Mark Kurlansky [NF] 1968 – Wayne Robins [NF] 1972 – Morgan Llewelyn
1974 – David Peace
1984 – George Orwell
1985 – Anthony Burgess
1985 – Gyorgy Dalos
1988 – Richard Lamm and Arnold Grossman
1996 – Gloria Naylor
1998 – Richard Turner and William Osborne
1999 – Stanley C. Baldwin
1999 – Philip Caveney
1999 – Richard M. Nixon
2000 – National Geographic Society
2001 – Arthur C. Clarke
2001 – John Zukowsky [NF] 2010 – Arthur C. Clarke
2061 – Arthur C. Clarke
2095 – Jon Scieszka [youth] 3001 – Arthur C. Clarke

And a few with titles spelled out…

Billions – Ian Martin
The Eight – Katherine Neville
Eighteen – Jan Burke
Fifteen – Ameena Hussein
Fourteen – D.C. Measham
Fourteen – Marilyn Sachs
Infinity – Lillian Lieber
Minus 3 – Gene W. Mason
Nine – Jan Burke
Nineteen – Aleksandr Fadeev
One – Richard Bach
One – David Karp
Pi – Alfred S. Posamentier
Seven – Richard Dyer
Seven of Nine – Christie Golden
Seven Six One – G.F. Borden
Seventeen – Soya
Seventeen – Booth Tarkington
Sixty-Six – Barry Levinson
Three – Maxim Gorki
Three – Lillian Hellman
Three – Alan Watts
Thr3e – Ted Dekker
Trillions – Nicolas Fisk
The Twelve – Howard and Susan Kaminsky
Twelve – Nick McDonnell
Twenty-One – Ward Just
Zero – Masutake Okumiya [NF] Zero – Eric VanLustbader

Added to BookGuide — August 2006 sdc
Last updated December 2008 sdc