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Books industry: Best seller

Title: Books industry: Best seller
Date: Monday, 21 August 1950
Publisher: Newsweek
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The first book since Thomas Merton's "The Seven Storey Mountain" to show signs of becoming a runaway best seller is a 452-page work, published May 15 by Hermitage House, that projects a new science of mental health. Called "Dianetics," it is the work of L. (for Lafayette) Ron Hubbard, a 39-year-old civil engineer, radio and film writer, veteran of the armed services, and successful author of scientific fiction. According to Hubbard, memory is not a faculty of the mind alone, but ... [Read the rest at]