Books from 1955 with US copyright not renewed



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PROBABLY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I believe to be US citizens, books by non-US citizens that I believe to have been first published or simultaneously (ie, within 30 days) published in the US, and books I believe to have been published in the US by foreign authors whose period of copyright in their native country had expired by 1996 Jan 1.

Edward Sidney AARONS {US} [M: 1916 - 1975 Jun 16]
	They All Ran Away (ps: Edward RONNS) [f|{55:E}1955]

Truman ABBE {US} [M: 1873 Nov 1 - 1955 May 2]
	Professor Abbe And The Isobars [b|{55:E}1955]

Cleve Franklin ADAMS {US} [M: 1895 - 1949 (or 1950)]
	Shady Lady (w Robert Leslie BELLEM) [f|{55:E}1955]

Clifton (H) ADAMS {US} [M: 1919 Dec 1 - 1971 Oct 1]
	Gambling Man [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Death's Sweet Song [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Henry Welch ADAMS {US} [M: 1898 Apr 2 - 1973 Oct]
	The Montgomery Theatre, 1822-1835 [n|{55:E}1955]

Joe Kennedy ADAMS {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Basic Statistical Concepts [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Richard Laban ADAMS {US} [M: 1883 Aug 27 - 1957 Nov 4]
	Everyday Farm Laws (w W W BEDFORD) [n|{49:E}1949/{55:E}1955]

Rucker AGEE {US} [M: 1897 Oct 22 - 1985 Nov]
	Maps Of Alabama [n|{55:E}1955]

Henry Wilson ALLEN, aka Heck ALLEN {US} [M: 1912 Sep 29 - 1991 Oct 26]
	The Big Pasture (ps: Clay FISHER) [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Who Rides With Wyatt (ps: Will HENRY) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Marguerite ALLIS {US} [F: 1885 or 1886 or 1887 - 1958]
	The Rising Storm [f|{55:E}1955]

Kenneth ALLSOP {UK} [M: 1920 Jan 29 - 1973 May 23]
	The Last Voyages Of The Mayflower [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Delano (L) AMES {US} [M: 1906 May 29 - 1987 Jan]
	Landscape With Corpse [f|{55:E}1955]

Earl William ANDERSON {US} [M: 1897 Mar 13 - 1965 Jul 21]
	Teaching As A Career [n|{55:E}1955]

Benjamin APPEL {US} [M: 1907 Sep 13 - 1977 Apr 3]
	Life And Death Of A Tough Guy (aka: Teen-Age Mobster) [f|{55:E}1955]

Victor APPLETON, II / Jr [house pseudonym]
	Tom Swift And His Skywheel (by Harriet S ADAMS?) [f|{55:E}1955]

William (Thomas) ARD {US} [M: 1922 Jul 7 - 1960 Mar 12]
	Mr Trouble [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Jesse Evan ARMSTRONG {US} [M: 1883 May 16 - 1959 Sep 21]
	Scientific Gregg Shorthand [n|{55:E}1955]

Elliott ARNOLD {US} [M: 1912 Sep 13 - 1980 May 13]
	White Falcon [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Elise ASHER, Mrs KUNITZ {US} [F: 1912 Jan 15 - 2004 Mar 8 (wrongly 7)]
	The Meandering Absolute [p|{55:E}1955]

Frank Ludwig AUERBACH {US} [M: 1910 Jun 4 - 1964 Sep 19]
	Immigration Laws Of The United States [n|{55:E}1955/{61:E}1961]

Prof, Kenneth Leslie BABCOCK {US} [M: 1926 (or 1927) Oct 10 - 1981 Jan 11]
	Chemical Thermodynamics... (w Roy OVERSTREET) [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Kurt E BAER (Von WEISSLINGEN) {CH/US} [M: 1903 Nov 18 - 1979 Jun]
	Painting And Sculpture At Mission Santa Barbara [n|{55:E}1955]

Gladys BAKER, 1:Mrs OATES, 2:Mrs KETTIG, 3:Mrs COFFIN, 4:Mrs PATRICK {US} [F: c1900 - 1957]
	Our Hearts Are Restless [{55:E}1955]

Helen BAUER, nee ? {US} [F: 1900 Aug 14 - ?]
	Good Times At The Circus [n|{55:E}1955]

Carleton BEALS {US} [M: 1893 Nov 13 - 1979 Jun 26]
	Our Yankee Heritage, New England's Contribution To... [n|{55:E}1955]

Robert Leslie BELLEM {US} [M: 1902 Jul 19 - 1968 Apr 1]
	Shady Lady (w Cleve F ADAMS) [f|{55:E}1955]

Ben(=Benjamin) BENSON {US} [M: 1915 - 1959]
	The Silver Cobweb [f|{55:E}1955]

Gertrude BERG, nee EDELSTEIN {US} [F: 1894 (or 1899) Oct 3 - 1966 Sep 14]
	The Molly Goldberg Cookbook (w Myra WALDO) [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Arthur (Eugene) BESTOR (Jr) {US} [M: 1908 Sep 20 - 1994 Dec 13]
	The Restoration Of Learning [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Hans (Albrecht) BETHE {DE/US} [M: 1906 Jul 2 - 2005 Mar 6]
	Mesons And Fields [n|{55:E}1955]

Curtis (Kent) BISHOP {US} [M: 1912 Nov 10 - 1967 Mar 17]
	Larry Comes Home [f|{55:E}1955]

Rev, Eugene Carson BLAKE {US} [M: 1906 Nov 7 - 1985 Jul 31 (or 13)]
	Presbyterian Law For The Local Church (ed) [n|{53:R:H}1953/{55:E}c1955/{56:R:H}1956/{56:R:H}1957/{59:R:H}1959/{60:R:H}1960/{63:E}1963]

Prof, Alexander William BOLDYREFF {US} [M: 1903 Sep 30 - 1978 Jan 13]
	Determination Of The Maximal Steady State Flow Of Traffic... [n|{55:E}1955]

Gladys (nee?)Baker BOND {US} [F: 1912 May 7 - ?]
	Little Stories On Big Subjects [s|{55:E}1955]

Allan(/Allie) Rucker BOSWORTH {US} [M: 1901 Oct 29 - 1986 Jul]
	Ginza Go, Papa-San [{55:E:US}1955]
	Only The Brave [{55:E:US}1955]

Leigh (Douglass) BRACKETT, Mrs HAMILTON {US} [F: 1915 Dec 7 (or 17) - 1978 Mar 18 (or 24)]
	The Galactic Breed [f|{55:E}1955]

William Frederick BRAGG {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Wildcat Brand [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Bullet Proof [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Ghost Mountain Guns [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Millen BRAND {US} [M: 1906 Jan 19 - 1980 Mar 19]
	Some Love, Some Hunger [{55:E}1955]

Prof, Dee(=Dorris Alexander) BROWN {US} [M: 1908 Feb 29 (wrongly 22 & 28) - 2002 Dec 12]
	The Settler's West (w Martin F SCHMITT) [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Fredric (William) BROWN {US} [M: 1906 Oct 29 - 1972 Mar 11]
	Martians Go Home [f|{55:E}1955]

Robert Carlton BROWN {US} [M: 1886 - 1959]
14293	The Complete Book Of Cheese (ps: Bob BROWN) [n|{55:E}1955]

Katherine (nee)Kurz BURTON {US} [F: 1890 - 1969]
	In Heaven We Shall Rest: The Life Of Vincenzo Pallotti... [b|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Elizabeth (nee)McClure CAMPBELL {US} [F: 1891 Nov 29 - 1989 May 6]
	Communications Handbook (w B F FUSON) [n|{53:E}1953/{55:E}1955]

Lilian Baker CARLISLE {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Story Of The Shelburne Museum (w Ralph Nading HILL) [n|{55:E}1955/{60:E}1960]

Prof, Carl Lamson CARMER {US} [M: 1893 Oct 16 - 1976 Sep]
	The Susquehanna [n|{55:E}1955]

Walter Hervey CARNAHAN {US} [M: 1891 Nov 2 - 1983 May]
	Algebra Course (w Max BEBERMAN & Howard FEHR) [n|{55:E}1955]

George Agnew CHAMBERLAIN {US} [M: 1879 (or 1878) Mar 15 - 1966 Mar]
	Lord Buff And The Silver Star [{55:E}1955]

William Ludlow CHENERY {US} [M: 1884 Jun 26 - 1974 Aug 18]
	The University Club: Yesterday And Today (ed) [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Robert Thomas CLARK, Jr {US} [M: 1906 Jul 27 - 1957 May 27]
	Herder, His Life And Thought [b|{55:E}1955]

Sydney Aylmer CLARK {US} [M: 1890 Aug 18 - 1975 Apr 20]
	All The Best In Europe [n|{55:E}1955/?/?/67]

Hervey (Milton) CLECKLEY {US} [M: 1903 Sep 7 - 1984 Jan]
	The Mask Of Sanity [n|{42:E}1941/{50:E}1950/{55:E}1955/64/76/82]

Stanton Arthur COBLENTZ {US} [M: 1896 Aug 24 - 1982 Sep (or Aug) 6]
	Under The Triple Suns [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Julius (Hiram) COMROE, Jr {US} [M: 1911 Mar 13 - 1984 Jul 31]
	The Lung [n|{55:E}1955/{62:E}1962]

Eugene Virginius CONNETT (III) {US} [M: 1891 Mar 8 - 1969 Sep 20]
	Adventures In Cover Collecting [n|{55:E}1955]

Will(=William Everett) COOK {US} [M: 1921 - 1964 Jul]
	Fury At Painted Rock [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Apache Ambush [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Bullet Range [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Eugene CUNNINGHAM {US} [M: 1896 Nov 29 - 1957 Oct 18]
	Mesquite Maverick [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Peggy Simson CURRY, nee ? {UK/US?} [F: 1911 Dec 30 - 1987 Jan]
	Red Wind Of Wyoming [p|{55:E:US}1955]

Rev, Jeff Davis Tahchee CYPERT (ps: Chief TAHACHEE) {US} [M: 1904 Mar 4 - 1978 Jun 9]
	An American Indian Climb Toward Truth & Wisdom [{55:E}1955]

Prof, Roy Joseph DEFERRARI {US} [M: 1890 Jun 1 - 1969 Aug 24]
	Curriculum Of The Minor Seminary (ed) [n|{55:E}1955]
	St Augustine: Treatises On Marriage And Other Subjects (ed) [e|{55:E}1955]

Victor Charles DETTY {US} [M: ? - ?]
	History Of The Churches Of Orwell, Pennsylvania [n|{55:E}1955]

Philip Kindred DICK {US} [M: 1928 Dec 16 - 1982 Mar 2]
	A Handful Of Darkness [s|{55:E}1955]

Trella (nee)Lamson DICK {US} [F: 1889 May 29 - 1974 May]
	Tornado Jones On Sentinel Mountain [f|{55:E}1955]

Davis DRESSER {US} [M: 1904 Jul 31 - 1977 Feb 4]
	Dangerous Dames (ed) [s|{55:E:US}1955]

Evelyn (Sybil Mary) EATON, Mrs VIEDT {US:1944on} [F: 1902 Dec 22 - 1983 Jul]
	The Small Hour [p|{55:E:US}1955]

Alta Mae ERB, nee EBY {US} [F: 1891 Feb 23 - 1995 Jan 24]
	Christian Parent's Baby Book (w Winifred Erb PAUL) [n|{55:E}1955]

Cole FANNIN {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Roy Rogers And The Brasada Bandits [f|{55:E}1955]

Cliff(=Clifford) FARRELL, aka Alfonso FARRELL {US} [M: 1899 Nov 20 - 1977 Nov 5]
	West Of The Missouri (aka: Rawhide River) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Howard (Melvin) FAST {US} [M: 1914 Nov 11 - 2003 Mar 12]
	The Last Supper And Other Stories [s|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Harold Underwood FAULKNER {US} [M: 1890 Feb 25 - 1968 Jun 17]
	Labor In America (w Mark STARR) [n|{44:E}1944/{49:E}1949/{55:E}1955/{57:E}1957]

Edsel FORD {US} [M: 1928 Dec 30 - 1970 Feb 19]
	This Was My War [p|{55:E}1955]

Leonard London FOREMAN {UK/US?} [M: 1901 Jun 23 - 1969 Sep]
	Gunfire Men [s|{55:E:US}1955]
	Woman Of The Avalon [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Kenneth Abrams FOWLER {US} [M: 1900 Oct 8 - 1987 Mar]
	The Range Bum [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Lawrence Kelso FRANK {US} [M: 1890 Dec 6 - 1968 Sep 23]
	Individual Development [n|{55:E}1955]

John Allyne GADE {US} [M: 1875 Feb 10 - 1955 Aug 16]
	Under The Golden Lilies [n|{55:E}1955]

Paul (William) GALLICO {US} [M: 1897 Jul 26 - 1976 Jul 15]
	Ludmilla [f|{55:E}1955]

Peter B GERMANO {US} [M: 1913 May 17 - 1983 Sep 10]
	Boss Of Barbed Wire (ps: Barry CORD) [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Dry Range (UK: The Rustlers Of Dry Range) (ps: Barry CORD) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Inez (nee)Haynes GILLMORE, 2:Mrs IRWIN {US} [F: 1873 Mar 2 - 1970 Sep 25 or 30]
	Maida's Little Treasure Hunt [f|{55:E}1955]

Willard Earl GIVENS {US} [M: 1886 - ?]
	The Association Of Nations [n|{55:E}1955]

Frederick Dilley GLIDDEN (ps: Luke SHORT) {US} [M: 1908 Nov 19 - 1975 Aug 18]
	Frontier, 150 Years Of The West (ed) [{55:E:US}1955]
	Cattle, Guns, And Men [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Jonathan Huriff GLIDDEN, aka Otis H GAYLORD (ps: Peter DAWSON) {US} [M: 1907 - 1957 Jul 22]
	Leashed Guns [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Big Outfit [f|{55:E:SIM?}1955]
	The Killers (ed) [{55:E:US}1955]

Shirley Edward GREENE {US} [M: 1911 Jan 5 - 1996 Jun 1]
	This Earth, This Land [n|{55:E}1955]

Frank GRUBER {US} [M: 1904 Feb 2 - 1969 Dec 9]
	The Highwayman (aka: Ride To Hell) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Douglas James GUTHRIE {UK} [M: 1885 Sep 8 - 1975 Jun 8]
	From Witchcraft To Antisepsis: A Study In Antithesis [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Berta HADER, nee HOERNER {US} [F: 1890 Aug 1 - 1976 Feb]
	Home On The Range (w Elmer HADER) [{55:E}1955]

Elmer (Stanley) HADER {US} [M: 1889 Sep 7 - 1973 Sep]
	Home On The Range (w Berta HADER) [{55:E}1955]

Emily HAHN, Mrs BOXER {US} [F: 1905 Jan 14 - 1997 Feb 18]
	The First Book Of India [{55:E}1955]

Prof, Milton Edwin HAHN {US} [M: 1903 Oct 15 - 1980 Jun 28]
	Counseling Psychology (w Malcolm S MacLEAN) [n|{55:E}1955]

Eugene Edward HALLERAN {US} [M: 1905 Feb 28 - 1994 Feb 16]
	Blazing Border [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Georgia (Elma) HARKNESS {US} [F: 1891 Apr 21 - 1974 Aug 21]
	Foundations Of Christian Knowledge [n|{55:E}1955]

Fred E HARVEY {US?} [M: 1895 - ?]
	New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment (w Edward B MANN) [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Ernest HAYCOX {US} [M: 1899 Oct 1 - 1950 Oct 13]
	Secret River; and, The Trail Of The Barefoot Pony [s|{55:E:US}1955]
	Vengeance Trail; and, Invitation By Bullet [s|{55:E:US}1955]

Raymond John HEALY {US} [M: 1907 - 1969]
	More Adventures In Time And Space (jt ed) [s|{55:E}1955]

Edward J HEGARTY {US} [M: 1891 Oct 14 - 1984 Nov]
	How To Write A Speech [n|{55:E}1955]
	Making Your Sales Meeting Sell [n|{55:E}1955]

William HEUMAN {US} [M: 1912 Feb 11 - 1971 Aug]
	Bonanza On The Big Muddy [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Night Stage [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Rimrock Town [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Wagon Train West [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Ralph Willard HIDY {US} [M: 1905 Apr 21 - 1977 Dec]
	Pioneering On Big Business, 1882-1911 (w Muriel E HIDY) [n|{55:E}1955]

Alice (Tisdale) HOBART, nee NOURSE {US} [F: 1882 Jan 28 - 1967 Mar 14]
	Venture Into Darkness [f|{55:E}1955]

David Charlson HOLMES {US} [M: 1919 Aug 18 - 2004 Jun 26]
	On The Wings Of The Wind [n|{55:E}1955]

Harry(=Henry Arthur) HOOTON {AU} [M: 1908 Oct 9 - 1961 Jun 27]
	Power Over Things [{55:E:US}1955]

Russell Warren HOWE {US} [M: 1925 Aug 1 - 2008 Dec 17]
	Theirs The Darkness [n|{55:E}1955]

Paul HUTCHENS {US} [M: 1902 Apr 7 - 1977 Jan]
	Watermelon Mystery At Sugar Creek [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, John ISE {US} [M: 1885 Jun 5 - 1969 Mar]
	The American Way [n|{55:E}1955]

Nard(=Maynard Benedict) JONES {US} [M: 1904 Apr 12 - 1972 Sep 3]
	Ride The Dark Storm [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Philip L KETCHUM {US} [M: 1902 Oct 19 - 1969 Dec 13]
	Desperation Valley [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Rider From Texas [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	The Gunslinger [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Wallace W KIRKLAND {US} [M: 1891 Aug 4 - 1979 Sep 14]
	Adventures Of A Cameraman [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, James Edward KNOTT {US} [M: 1897 Jun 5 - 1977 Dec 20]
	Vegetable Growing [n|{30:R:H}1930/{35:E}1935/{41:E}1941/{49:E}1949/{55:E}1955]

Manuel KOMROFF {US} [M: 1890 Sep 7 - 1974 Dec]
	The Story Of Jesus [b|{55:E}1955]

Harry Harrison KROLL {US} [M: 1888 Feb 19 - 1967 Jun 11]
	The Medicine Man [{55:E}1955]
	The Smouldering Fire [{55:E}1955]

Harry KURNITZ {US} [M: 1908 Jan 5 - 1968 Mar 18]
	Invasion Of Privacy [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Ralph Simpson KUYKENDALL {US} [M: 1885 Apr 12 - 1963 May 9]
	The Hawaiian Kingdom, v2 [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Sterling Power LAMPRECHT {US} [M: 1890 Jan 8 - 1973 Oct 16]
	Our Philosophical Traditions [n|{55:E}1955]

Howard Chandler Robbins LANDON / ROBBINS LANDON {US} [M: 1926 Mar 6 - 2009 Nov 20]
	The Symphonies Of Joseph Haydn [n|{55:E}1955]

Jonathan (Wyatt) LATIMER {US} [M: 1906 Oct 23 - 1983 Jun 23]
	Sinners And Shrouds [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Owen LATTIMORE {US} [M: 1900 Jul 29 - 1989 May 31]
	Nationalism And Revolution In Mongolia [n|{55:E}1955]

Josephine LAWRENCE, Mrs PLATZ {US} [F: 1889 Mar 12 - 1978 Feb 22]
	The Gates Of Living [f|{55:E}1955]

Paul Evan LEHMAN {US?} [M: ? - before 1974]
	Call Of The West (ps: Paul EVAN) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Milton LESSER {US} [M: 1928 Aug 7 - 2008 Feb 22]
	Model For Murder (ps: Stephen MARLOWE) [f|{55:E}1955]

Charles Andrews LOCKWOOD {US} [M: 1890 May 6 - 1967 Jun 6]
	Hellcats Of The Sea (w Hans C ADAMSON) [{55:E}1955]

Prof, Michel LOÈVE {US} [M: 1907 Jan 22 - 1979 Mar 8]
	Probability Theory: Foundations, Random Sequences [n|{55:E}1955/{60:E}1960/67/77]

Salvatore Albert LOMBINO {US} [M: 1926 Oct 15 - 2005 Jul 6]
	Death Of A Nurse (ps: Ed McBAIN) [f|{55:E}1955]

Charles (S) LUDWIG {US} [M: 1918 Jan 8 - 2002 Nov 22]
	Radio Pals In The Hands Of The Mau Mau [f|{55:E}1955]
	Radio Pals In The Flaming Forest [f|{55:E}1955]
	Man-Eaters Don't Laugh: A Missionary Adventure Story [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Frederick Dean McCLUSKY {US} [M: 1896 Jan 1 - 1981 Nov 27]
	Audio-Visual Teaching Techniques [n|1949/{55:E}1955]
	The Audio-Visual Bibliography (w ?) [n|1950/{55:E}1955]

Wilfred McCORMICK {US} [M: 1903 Feb 8 - 1983 Apr]
	The Man On The Bench [f|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Austin Faulks MACDONALD {US} [M: 1898 Jan 21 - 1962 Jan 8]
	State And Local Government In The United States [n|{55:E}1955]

John Dann MACDONALD {US} [M: 1916 Jul 24 - 1986 Dec 28]
	A Bullet For Cinderella (aka: On The Make) [f|{55:E}1955]

(Allan) William Colt MacDONALD {US} [M: 1891 Dec 2 - 1968 Mar]
	The Comanche Scalp [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Destination Danger (UK: Whiplash) [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	The Range Kid [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Lena (nee)Brooke McNAMARA {US} [F: 1890 (wrongly 1891) May 13 - 1983 Dec]
	The Corpse In The Cove (ps: Evalina MACK) [f|{55:E}1955]

Alida Sims MALKUS, nee WRIGHT {US} [F: 1888 or 1899 (or 1895) Sep 19 - 1976 Sep]
	We Were There At The Battle Of Gettysburg [f|{55:E}1955]

Edward Beverly MANN {US} [M: 1902 Jan 31 - 1989 Aug 22]
	New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment (w Fred E HARVEY) [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Carol (Grace) MATTHAU, nee MARCUS, 1:Mrs SAROYAN, 2:Mrs SAROYAN, 3:Mrs MATTHAU {US} [F: 1925 (wrongly 1932) Sep 11 - 2003 Jul 20]
	The Secret In The Daisy (ps: Carol GRACE) [f|{55:E}1955]

Harvey (Marshall) MATUSOW, later Job MATUSOW {US} [M: 1926 Oct 3 - 2002 Jan 17]
	False Witness [a|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Samuel Chester MAY {US} [M: 1887 Dec 7 - 1955 Sep 30]
	The State's Interest In Metropolitan Problems (w J M FALES, Jr) [n|{55:E}1955]

Don(=Donald C) MEADOWS {US} [M: 1897 Oct 20 - 1994 Nov 9]
	The American Occupation Of La Paz [n|{55:E}1955]

James Jay MONAGHAN (IV) {US} [M: 1891 Mar 19 - 1980 (wrongly 1981) Oct 11]
	Civil War On The Western Border [n|{55:E}1955]

Rutherford (George) MONTGOMERY {US} [M: 1894 Apr 12 - 1985 Jul 3]
	Black Powder Empire [f|{55:E:US}1955]
	Amikuk [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Robert I NESMITH {US} [M: 1891 Sep 16 - 1972 Jul 28]
	The Coinage Of The First Mint Of The Americas At Mexico City... [n|{55:E}1955]

Homer Edward NEWELL {US} [M: 1915 Mar 11 - 1983 Jul 18]
	Vector Analysis [n|{55:E}1955]

Alan (Edward) NOURSE {US} [M: 1928 Aug 11 - 1992 Jul 19]
	A Man Obsessed [f|{55:E}1955]

Rev, Morgan Phelps NOYES {US} [M: 1891 Mar 29 - 1972 Jun 20]
	Louis F Benson, Hymnologist [b|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Thomas Francis O'DEA {US} [M: 1915 Dec 1 - 1974 Nov 12]
	The Sociology Of Mormonism [n|{55:E}1955]

Andrey Vasilyevich OLKHOVSKY {SU/US} [M: 1899 (or 1900) Aug 28 - 1969 Feb]
	Music Under The Soviets: The Agony Of An Art [n|{55:E:SIM?}1955]

Wayne D OVERHOLSER {US} [M: 1906 Sep 4 - 1996 Aug 27]
	The Return Of The Kid (ps: Joseph WAYNE) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Roy OVERSTREET {US} [M: 1903 Jul 30 - 1968 Oct 8]
	Chemical Thermodynamics... (w Kenneth L BABCOCK) [n|{55:E}1955]

Lewis Byford PATTEN (Jr) {US} [M: 1915 Jan 13 - 1981 May 22]
	Gene Autry And The Ghost Riders [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Herbert Steffen PEISER {US} [M: c1918 - 2005 Feb 10]
	X-Ray Diffraction By Polycrystalline Materials (ed) [e|{55:E}1955]

Callie/Callista Russell PORTER, 1:Mrs KOONTZ, 2:Mrs STOCK, 3:Mrs PRESSLY, 4:Mrs ERSKINE (ps: Katherine Anne PORTER) {US} [F: 1890 (wrongly 1894) May 15 - 1980 Sep 18]
	The Old Order [s|{55:E}1955]

Harry B PRICE {US} [M: 1905 Jan 17 - 2002 Apr 4]
	The Marshall Plan And Its Meaning [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Ruth (nee)Lusk RAMSEY {US} [F: 1878 Nov 18 - 1959 Jun 25]
	Arc Of The Star [{55:E}1955]

Arthur Edward RANKIN [M: 1879 - ?]
	Livingstone Returned: The Story Of A Measureless Labor Of Love [{55:E:US}1950]

Eugene RASKIN {US} [M: 1909 Sep 5 - 2004 Jun 8 (or 7)]
	Architecturally Speaking [n|{55:E}1955]

John REESE {US} [M: 1910 Dec 18 - 1981 Aug 15]
	The High Passes [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Kenneth REXROTH {US} [M: 1905 Dec 22 - 1982 Jun 6]
	One Hundred Poems From The Japanese [p|{55:E}1955]

Ruth (nee?)Sutton REYNOLDS {US} [F: c1890 - 1977 May 6]
	The Bible & People Who Lived And Wrote It [n|{55:E}1955]

Eugene Manlove RHODES {US} [M: 1869 Jan 19 - 1934 Jun 27]
	Sunset Land (ed Frank V DEARING) [s|{55:E:US}1955]

Grantland RICE {US} [M: 1880 Nov 1 - 1954 Jul 13]
	The Final Answer And Other Poems [p|{55:E}1955]

Willo (L) (nee?)Davis ROBERTS {US} [F: 1928 May 29 - 2004 (wrongly 2005) Nov 19]
	Murder At Grand Bay [f|{55:E}1955]

Carey ROCKWELL [house pseudonym]
18520	Sabotage In Space [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Irving ROSENTHAL {US} [M: 1912 Jul 31 - 2008 May 18]
	Business English Made Simple (w Harry RUDMAN) [n|{55:E}1955]

Harry RUDMAN {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Business English Made Simple (w Irving ROSENTHAL) [n|{55:E}1955]

Martin Ferdinand SCHMITT {US} [M: ? - ?]
	The Settler's West (w Dee BROWN) [n|{55:E:US}1955]

Doris SCHROEDER {US} [F: ? - ?]
	Annie Oakley In Danger At Diablo [f|{55:E}1955]

Morton J SCHUSSHEIM {US} [M: ? - ?]
	Cost Of Municipal Services In Residential Areas (w W L C WHEATON) [n|{55:E}1955]

Herbert (Arthur) SHAPIRO (Sr) {US} [M: 1899 May 24 - 1975 Mar 15]
	The Drifter (ps: Burt ARTHUR) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Jean (nee?)Bowie SHOR {US} [F: ? - ?]
	After You, Marco Polo [n|{55:E}1955]

Charlie May SIMON, nee HOGUE, 2:Mrs FLETCHER {US} [F: 1897 Aug 17 - 1977 Mar]
	Green Grows The Prairie: Arkansas In The 1890's [n|{55:E}1955]

John SINKANKAS {US} [M: 1915 May 15 - 2002 May 17]
	Gem Cutting: A Lapidary's Manual [n|{55:E}1955]

Esphyr SLOBODKINA, 1:Mrs BOLOTOWSKY, 2:Mrs URQUHART {US} [F: 1908 (or 1909) Sep 22 - 2002 Jul 21]
	The Wonderful Feast [{55:E}1955]

Prof, Leslie Malcolm SMITH {US} [M: 1903 Oct 4 - 1976 Feb 10]
	Grape Pests In California (w E M STAFFORD) [n|{55:E}1955]

Lillian (Eugenia) SMITH {US} [F: 1897 Dec 12 - 1966 Sep 28]
	Now Is The Time [{55:E}1955]

Caroline Dale SNEDEKER, nee PARKE {US} [F: 1871 - 1956]
	Triumph For Flavius [{55:E}1955]

Frank Goldsmith SPECK {US} [M: 1881 - 1950]
	The Iroquois: A Study In Cultural Evolution [n|{45:E}1945/{55:E}1955]

Prof, Eugene Marshall STAFFORD {US} [M: 1910 Sep 2 - 1980 Sep 25]
	Grape Pests In California (w Leslie M SMITH) [n|{55:E}1955]

Rex (Todhunter) STOUT {US} [M: 1886 Dec 1 - 1975 Oct 27]
	The Next Witness [f|{55:E}1955]
	Immune To Murder [f|{55:E}1955]
	Curtain Line [f|{55:E}1955]

William (Clark) STYRON (Jr) {US} [M: 1925 Jun 11 - 2006 Nov 1]
	The Long March [f|(1953)/{55:E}1955]

Prof, Archer TAYLOR {US} [M: 1890 Aug 1 - 1973 Sep 30]
*	A History Of Bibliographies Of Bibliographies [n|{55:E}1955]

John Caldwell THIESSEN {US} [M: 1890 Mar 11 - 1966 Jun]
	A Survey Of World Missions [n|{55:E}1955/{61:E}1961]

Thomas THOMPSON, aka 'Tommy' THOMPSON {US} [M: 1913 Feb 24 - 1993 Jun 10]
	Forbidden Valley [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, Robert Ladd THORNDIKE {US} [M: 1910 Sep 22 - 1990 Sep 21]
	10,000 Careers [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Warren Porter TUFTS {US} [M: 1890 Jan 8 - 1968 Apr 18]
	Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees (w Richard W HARRIS) [n|{55:E}1955]

Gloria (Laura) VANDERBILT, 1:Mrs DeCICCO, 2:Mrs STOKOWSKI, 3:Mrs LUMET, 4:Mrs COOPER {US} [F: 1924 Feb 20 - living 2013]
	Love Poems [p|{55:E}1955]

Myra WALDO, Mrs SCHWARTZ {US} [F: c1916 - 2004 Jul 25]
	The Molly Goldberg Cookbook (w Gertrude BERG) [n|{55:E}1955]

Floyd L WALLACE {US} [M: 1915 Feb 16 - 2004 Nov 26]
	Address - Centauri [f|{55:E}1955]

Robert WERNICK {US} [M: 1918 Feb 18 - ?]
	They've Got Your Number [{55:E}1955]

Prof, William Lindus Cody WHEATON {US} [M: 1913 Apr 10 - 1978 Feb 19]
	Cost Of Municipal Services In Residential Areas (w M J SCHUSSHEIM) [n|{55:E}1955]

(William Anthony) Parker WHITE {US} [M: 1911 Aug 21 - 1968 Apr 29]
	Far And Away (ps: Anthony BOUCHER) [s|{55:E}1955]

Cecil Brown WILLIAMS {US} [M: 1901 Oct 27 - 1966 Sep 6]
	Report Writing [n|{55:E}1955]

Howard Eugene WILSON {US} [M: 1901 Oct 10 - 1966 Aug 12]
	Manpower And Education [n|{55:E}1955]

Neill Compton WILSON {US} [M: 1889 May 25 - 1973 Feb 2]
	Deep Roots: The History Of Blake, Moffitt & Towne... [n|{55:E}1955]

Rev, Leland Foster WOOD {US} [M: 1885 May 9 - 1981 Dec 31]
	Beatitudes For The Family And Other Verses [p|{35:E}1935/?/?/?/?/?/{55:E}1955]

Douglas WOOLF {US} [M: 1922 Mar 23 - 1992 Jan 18]
	The Hypocritic Days [f|{55:E}1955]

Richard (Edward) WORMSER {US} [M: 1908 Feb 2 - 1977 Jul]
	The Longhorn Trail (w Dan GORDON) [f|{55:E:US}1955]

Prof, (Philip) Quincy WRIGHT {US} [M: 1890 Dec 28 - 1970 Oct 17]
	The Study Of International Relations [n|{55:E}1955]
	Contemporary International Law: A Balance Sheet [n|{55:E}1955]

James YAFFE {US} [M: 1927 - ?]
	Angry Uncle Dan [f|{55:E}1955]
	Mom Makes A Wish [f|{55:E}1955]

Elizabeth YATES, Mrs McGREAL {US} [F: 1905 Dec 6 - 2001 Jul 29]
	Prudence Crandall [b|{55:E}1955]

Sanford Calvin YODER {US} [M: 1879 Dec 5 - 1975 Feb]
	Things That Remain [{55:E}1955]

Robert M YORK {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	George B Cheever [{55:E:US}1955]

LIKELY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I suspect to be US citizens, books by non-US citizens that I suspect to have been first published in the US, and books by non-US citizens that I believe were published in the US in the same year as they were published abroad & so may not have been first (ie, by at least 30 days) published abroad.

Hans Christian ADAMSON {DK/US?} [M: 1890 Jul 20 - 1968 Sep 11]
	Hellcats Of The Sea (w Charles A LOCKWOOD) [n|{55:E}1955]

Walter Sydney ATKINSON {CA/US:1920on} [M: 1891 Feb 3 - 1978 Jan 9]
	Anesthesia In Ophthalmology [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, David BAUMGARDT {DE/US?} [M: 1890 Apr 20 - 1963 Jul 21 or 22]
	Maimonides: Conciliator Of Eastern And Western Thought [n|{55:E}1955]

Mildred (B) DAVIS {US?} [F: 1930 - living 2007]
	The Dark Place [f|{55:E}1955]

Rutherford J GETTENS {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	Abstracts Of Technical Studies In Art... (w B M USILTON) [n|{55:E}1955]

Theodore P GREENE {US?} [M: 1921 - ?]
	American Imperialism In 1898 [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Gustave Edmund von GRUNEBAUM {AT/US:1944on} [M: 1909 Sep 1 - 1972 Feb 27]
	Islam:...Nature And Growth Of A Cultural Tradition [e|{55:E}1955/1961]

Muriel Emmie HIDY, nee WAGENHAUSER {ZA/US:1930on} [F: 1906 Feb 19 - 1985 Oct]
	Pioneering On Big Business, 1882-1911 (w Ralph W HIDY) [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, (William) Hugh KENNER {CA/US?} [M: 1923 Jan 7 - 2003 Nov 24]
	Dublin's Joyce [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, Waclaw LEDNICKI {PL/US?} [M: 1891 Apr 28 - 1967 Oct 29]
	Pushkin's Bronze Horseman: The Story Of A Masterpiece [n|{55:E}1955]

James Charles LYNCH {US?} [M: ? - ?]
	God, His Son Jesus, And Man [n|{55:E}1955]

Prof, John Brian NEILANDS {CA/US:1956on} [M: 1921 Sep 11 - ?]
	Outlines Of Enzyme Chemistry (w P K STUMPF) [n|{55:E}1955/{58:R}1958]

Prof, Pascal Prosper PARENTE {IT/US:1930on} [M: 1890 Sep 28 - 1971 Aug 10]
	The Ascetical Life [n|{44:E}1944/{55:E}1955]

Carlyle Snow WHITE {US?} [?: 1901 - ?]
	The Book Of White Ancestry [n|{55:E}c1955]

POSSIBLY IN U.S. PUBLIC DOMAIN

These are books by authors I believe to be non-US citizens (though may include some US citizens I have not yet identified as such) - if any of these were published in the US, the rules on works by non-US authors (see here) will apply.