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Conceived in Liberty: A Novel of Valley Forge
by Howard Fast
Fast’s stunning account of the brutal winter at Valley Forge, where thousands of American revolutionaries made a harrowing sacrifice for freedom General George Washington’s twelve thousand soldiers march into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, under-fed and under-clothed, their frozen feet leaving bloody tracks in the snow. Shortly...
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The Establishment (Lavette Family Saga Book 3)
by Howard Fast
She'll stand up for her family, no matter the cost Former socialite Barbara Lavette is unconcerned about the gossip that surrounds her new marriage. However, her husband Bernie, a poor mechanic whom she met in the midst of World War II, is willing to do anything to prove his worth to her as well as the society that shuns him....
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The Immigrants (Lavette Family Saga Book 1)
by Howard Fast
The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the last fifty pages of The Immigrants does." -Los Angeles Times In this sweeping journey of love and fortune, master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the...
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The Jews: Story of a People
by Howard Fast
The “ epic and stirring story” of 4,000 years of Judaism—told by a #1 New York Times –bestselling author ( Jewish Quarterly ). From their nomadic beginnings and the rise of Moses to the kings David and Solomon through the Diaspora and the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust—and culminating in the founding of the state of...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; History
The Crossing: A Novel
by Howard Fast
A novel about George Washington’s trip across the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of Spartacus .   Immortalized on canvas by Emanuel Leutze, Washington’s journey across the Delaware River is one of the most celebrated moments in American history. But the true story of the...
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The Immigrant's Daughter: A Novel (Lavette Family Saga Book 5)
by Howard Fast
The fifth installment of Fast’s bestselling Immigrantsseries , continuing the story of one of his most beloved characters, Barbara Lavette Howard Fast’s immensely popular Immigrants saga spanned six novels and more than a century of the Lavette family history. The series was considered one of the crowning achievements of his...
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Second Generation (Lavette Family Saga Book 2)
by Howard Fast
She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom "A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago Tribune Desperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper class, Barbara Lavette returns to her family home in San Francisco following her first year of college determined to make...
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April Morning: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel about one boy’s introduction to the horrors of war amid the brutal first battle of the American Revolution On April 19, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots...
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The Legacy: A Novel (Lavette Family Saga Book 4)
by Howard Fast
The fourth entry in Howard Fast’s bestselling Immigrants saga, one of his most beloved and personal works.   The fourth installment of the Immigrants saga follows Barbara Lavette, the daughter of a self-made Italian immigrant, through the turmoil of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, the feminist and civil rights movements, and...
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Moses: The Epic Story of His Rebellion in the Court of Egypt
by Howard Fast
The story of Moses, who grew from orphan to adopted prince to leader of the oppressed people, is worthy of many retellings In Moses, Fast breathes new life into the legendary story of the infant found among the reeds of the Nile. From Moses’s adoption into the home of Pharaoh Ramses II, to his upbringing in Egypt’s royal...
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The Edge of Tomorrow: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Science fiction stories from the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of Spartacus . From one of the most prolific and versatile writers of the twentieth century, The Edge of Tomorrow is a collection of tales that journey outside everyday boundaries to offer insight into our own universe. Featuring big bugs, cloned cats, and...
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Freedom Road: A new edition with primary documents and introduction by Eric Foner
by Howard Fast
A historical novel that vividly brings alive the experiences of the newly freed slaves after the Civil War.
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Redemption: A Novel
by Howard Fast
When the love of his life is accused of murder, a university professor will stop at nothing to prove her innocence On a late night drive home, Ike Goldman, a retired Columbia University law professor, saves a woman from killing herself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. The woman’s name is Elizabeth Hopper, and Ike, a...
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Max: A Novel
by Howard Fast
The inspiring story of Max Britsky, who grew up in the slums of New York and became one of the most powerful men in the American movie industry Max tells the story of the rise of Max Britsky, entwined with the film industry’s beginnings near the turn of the twentieth century. When he was twelve, Max’s father died, leaving him...
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Agrippa's Daughter: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Bestselling author Howard Fast’s riveting portrait of Israel’s strong and beautiful Queen Berenice, whose life story is one of the ancient world’s greatest romances Throughout her rule in the first century AD, Queen Berenice is idolized by some, and hated by others. Though her fiery red hair makes her instantly recognizable...
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My Glorious Brothers
by Howard Fast
"Fast is at his best as a storyteller"— Christian Science Monitor The strength of five brothers will define a nation. My Glorious Brothers is the epic story of perhaps the most breathtaking chapter in the history of Israel, a stirring tale of courage for those who like to find meaning for today's...
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The Proud and the Free: A Novel
by Howard Fast
A soldier in the American Revolution must struggle for his country’s existence and its most precious ideals—even though it means fighting against his commanding officers In 1781, Jamie Stuart is a twenty-three-year-old soldier serving amongst Jews, free slaves, Catholics, Native Americans, and others grouped together in a...
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The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti: A New England Legend
by Howard Fast
Hours away from execution, Sacco and Vanzetti relive the twists of fate that led to their condemnation Seven years, two trials, and three appeals after their arrest for robbery and murder in 1920, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti await execution in their prison cells. Supporters around the world have passionately...
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The Pledge
by Howard Fast
A foreign correspondent is targeted by the US government after aligning with the Communist Party for a controversial story In what many consider his most autobiographical novel, bestselling author Howard Fast revisits the McCarthy-era anticommunist witch hunts he endured during his years as a member of the Communist Party. In The...
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A Touch of Infinity: Thirteen New Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction
by Howard Fast
A collection of thirteen stunning stories by one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth century A follow-up to his 1970 science fiction collection, The General Zapped an Angel , Fast’s book of thirteen new science fiction stories is brisk and engrossing. In “The Hoop,” a scientist builds a portal to an...
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Bunker Hill
by Howard Fast
"Howard Fast is fiercely American, he is one of ours, one of our very best." -The Los Angeles Times One battle will determine the fate of Boston Three thousand soldiers from the world's greatest army are cornered in Boston, surrounded by farmers and doctors turned rebel soldiers and generals. For a...
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Time and the Riddle: Thirty-One Zen Stories
by Howard Fast
A collection of Fast’s best short fiction, from science fiction and fantasy to philosophy and suspense This collection of short stories encompasses twenty years of work by Howard Fast, including some of his best-known and most treasured tales. Not merely fantasy or science fiction, these “Zen stories” explore the world’s...
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The Outsider
by Howard Fast
Fast’s New York Times bestseller traces the lives of Rabbi David Hartman and his family through the postwar turmoil of mid-century America David Hartman returned from the Second World War to the small New England town of Leighton Ridge. Rabbi to the fourteen Jewish families in his small community, Hartman, along with his town...
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Sally
by Howard Fast
A small-town girl flees from the assassin she hired to kill her When the doctor in her small hometown tells Sally Dillman that she has six months to live, the quiet young schoolteacher sells her house and moves to New York City. She comes not to see the sights, not for one last thrill, but to die as quickly as possible. Savings in...
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The General Zapped an Angel: New Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction
by Howard Fast
“ The General Zapped an Angel was written for fun, and offers me a chance to smile at the absurdity of human existence. Therefore, these stories of fantasy and science fiction are among the most serious writing I have done.” —Howard Fast Nearly forty years after the publication of his first story, “The Wrath of Purple,”...
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Greenwich: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Bestselling author Howard Fast’s final novel—a page-turning tale of intrigue, power, and betrayal set in one of America’s wealthiest suburbs Greenwich follows a diverse cast of characters in one of the country’s most affluent towns: Greenwich, Connecticut. When evidence emerges that Richard Castle, a wealthy ex-government...
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The Confession of Joe Cullen
by Howard Fast
A New York detective’s investigation of a Catholic priest’s murder leads him to a shocking drug plot that reaches the highest seats of American power Detective Mel Freedman’s life changes forever the day Joe Cullen walks into his New York City office to confess to murder. Cullen, a pilot and Vietnam veteran, has come to admit...
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Peekskill USA: Inside the Infamous 1949 Riots
by Howard Fast
Howard Fast’s firsthand account of the infamous 1949 Peekskill riots, including historical documents, photos, and newspaper repots In 1949, author Howard Fast found himself in the middle of a violent and terrifying anticommunist riot in Peekskill, New York. Fast was the master of ceremonies at a civil rights benefit concert...
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Categories: History; Politics & Government
The Unvanquished: A new edition with an introduction by Howard B. Rock
by Howard Fast
Originally published in 1942, The Unvanquished is the story of the Continental Army and George Washington in the desperate early months when the American Revolution faced defeat and disintegration. The book begins with the retreat across Manhattan's East River that saved the Continental Army after the Battle of Long Island. It ends with...
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The Story of Lola Gregg
by Howard Fast
As the sinister shadow of McCarthyism spreads across America, a woman fights to save everything she holds dear Lola Gregg grew up the daughter of a respected physician in a tiny factory town. She married and had children, perfectly content in her quiet suburban existence. But Lola has a problem: At a time when progressivism is...
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An Independent Woman: A Novel (Lavette Family Saga Book 6)
by Howard Fast
The dazzling conclusion to Fast’s Immigrants saga brings a memorable close to the story of the Lavette family In the sixth and final installment of the Immigrants saga, Fast revisits the charismatic Barbara Lavette. In this emotional farewell, Barbara, the rock and matriarch of her family, marries a Unitarian priest, and together...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction
The Dinner Party: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Howard Fast’s 1987 New York Times bestseller, a tight political drama that remains just as relevant today as when it was first written Fast’s 1987 novel The Dinner Party confronts issues including American intervention in Latin America and the AIDS epidemic. Often compared to a play, The Dinner Party takes place during a...
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The Winston Affair
by Howard Fast
During the Second World War, a military lawyer is embroiled in the toughest case of his career when he must defend a fellow murderous officer In the midst of World War II, Captain Barney Adams’s superiors call on him with a very unusual request. A troubled US army lieutenant has confessed to murdering a British officer, and...
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The Bridge Builder's Story: A Novel: A Novel
by Howard Fast
Comparativists evaluate democratization by looking at regimes in the transition and consolidation phases of democracy without considering the essence of democracy. This book argues the need to consider democracy as a combination of rights and virtues, and that problems of democraticization are those of balance.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Contemporary Fiction; Politics & Government
Citizen Tom Paine
by Howard Fast
Howard Fast’s bestselling historical novel about a man who was a voice of the people and a prophet of democracy Thomas Paine’s voice rang in the ears of eighteenth-century revolutionaries from America to France to England. He was friend to luminaries such as Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and William Wordsworth. His pamphlets...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Spartacus
by Howard Fast
Spartacus, a fictionalization of a slave revolt in ancient Rome in 71 BC, is well known today because of the 1960 movie starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. It was originally published in 1951 by Fast himself, after being turned down by every mainstream publisher of the day because of Fast's blacklisting for his Communist Party...
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