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Novels

Agrippa's Daughter American: a Middle Western legend April Morning
Bridge Builder's Story: a novel Children Citizen Tom Paine
Clarkton Conceived in Liberty; a novel of Valley Forge Confession of Joe Cullen
Crossing Dinner Party Establishment
Freedom Road Golden River Greenwich
Hessian; a novel Immigrants Immigrant's Daughter
Independent Woman Last Frontier Legacy
Max: a novel Moses, Prince of Egypt My Glorious Brothers
Outsider Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, a New England Place in the City
Pledge Power; a novel Proud and the Free
Redemption Second Generation Seven Days in June: a Novel of the American
Silas Timberman, a novel Spartacus Story of Lola Gregg
Strange Yesterday Torquemada, a novel Trial of Abigail Goodman: a Novel
Two Valleys Unvanquished Winston Affair

In a 1973 interview with "The Library", Fast says that he "had written a half dozen books" before Two Valleys was published in 1933. Frank Campenni, in his 1971 "Citizen Howard Fast", reports the titles of three of these unpublished mss: The Puppet Show, Scabbard Island, and The Long Road.


Jacket picture
by John Gram
1933. Two Valleys. 293 pp, 19.6 cm, 1st, [blue cloth, yellow lettering]. Dial Press (Lincoln MacVeagh). New York. *

TO
MY MOTHER

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1934. Strange Yesterday. 273 pp, 19.3 cm, 1st, [maroon cloth, black lettering, maroon top edge]. Dodd, Mead & Co. New York. *

For
MY FATHER


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1937. Place in the City. 265 pp, 20.8 cm, "first edition", [blue cloth, gold lettering]. Harcourt, Brace & Co. New York. * [Hanna 1157]

TO THE MEMORY OF EDWARD FAST

1939. Conceived in Liberty; a novel of Valley Forge. 389 pp, 20.8 cm, 1st, [chestnut cloth, white lettering, black top edge, black Liberty Bell on front cover]. Simon & Schuster. New York. *

FOR MY WIFE

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1941. The Last Frontier. xii, 307 pp, 22.3 cm, "first edition", [dark tan cloth, gold lettering, black top-edge] map on lining-papers. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. *

For My Father
WHO TAUGHT ME TO LOVE NOT
ONLY THE AMERICA THAT IS PAST,
BUT THE AMERICA THAT WILL BE

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1942. The Unvanquished. viii, 316 pp, 22 cm, "first edition", [light grey cloth, dark blue lettering] map on lining-papers. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. *

To Sam and Peggy

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1943. Citizen Tom Paine. 341 pp, 22 cm, "first edition", [black cloth, silver lettering]. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. *

To Bette

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1944. Freedom Road. viii, 263 pp, 21.8 cm, "First Edition", [pale olive cloth, dark blue lettering]. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. *

To the men and women, black and white,
yellow and brown, who have laid down
their lives in the struggle against fascism.

editions, audio, translations

1946. The American: a Middle Western legend. 337 pp, 21 cm, "First Edition", [blue cloth, gold lettering, maroon top edge]. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. * [Seidman F38]

To the Memory of Sam Sloan.

The American was the August, 1946 selection of the Literary Guild, and was featured in Wings, the Literary Guild Review, including Fast's article, "Why I Wrote The American".

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Jacket design by
Riki Levinson
1947. Clarkton. 239 pp, 21.3 cm, "First Edition", [tan cloth, black lettering, dark green top edge]. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. * [Seidman F42, Hanna 1156]

For Bette
Who has been my first
reader and loyal comrade
these many years

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Jacket designed by
Riki Levinson
1947. The Children. xii, 190 pp, 20.8 cm, "First printing", [dark blue cloth, gold lettering, dark blue top edge] (first published in Story Magazine, 1937 - see. Duell, Sloan & Pearce. New York. * [Hanna 1155]

To those who are the most unfortunate
victims of race hatred--the children,
in the hope that they will grow up in
a cleaner and better world.

editions, translations


Jacket painting by
Alan Haemer
1948. My Glorious Brothers. 280 pp, 20.2 cm, "First Edition", [tan cloth, dark blue and gold lettering]. (1,082 words). Little, Brown & Co. Boston. *

To all men, Jew and Gentile,
who have laid down their lives
in that ancient and unfinished struggle
for human freedom and dignity

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Jacket painting by
Martha Sawyers
1950. The Proud and the Free. 311 pp, 20.6 cm, "First Edition", [yellow cloth, black and gold lettering] (see: Reply to Critics). Little, Brown & Co. Boston. *

To the memory
of the brave men of the Pennsylvania Brigades,
and of their still unrealized dream

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Jacket illustration by
Charles White
1951 (Dec). Spartacus. 363 pp, 21.3 cm, "First Edition", [brown cloth, gold lettering / blue cloth, gold lettering] (see also Cameron 1951). Published by the Author, Box 171 Planetarium Station. New York. *

This book is for my daughter, Rachel, and for my son,
Jonathan. It is a story of brave men and women who lived
long ago, and whose names have never been forgotten. The
heroes of this story cherished human dignity,
and lived nobly and well. I wrote it so that those who read
it, my children and others, may take strength for our own
troubled future and that they may struggle against oppression
and wrong--so that the dream of Spartacus may come to
be in our own time.

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1953. The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, a New England legend. 254 pp, 21 cm, "First Printing, 1953", [orange linson, black lettering] (4 ptgs '53). Blue Heron Press. New York. *

TO THOSE brave Americans who, today and yesterday, have
accepted prison and even death--rather than betray the
principles they believed in, the land they loved, or the
people whose trust they bore.

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1954. Silas Timberman, a novel. 311 pp, 21.9 cm, "First Printing, 1954", [orange linson, black lettering]. Blue Heron Press. New York. * [Seidman F53]

I dedicate this book to the hundreds of teachers who have
fought so valiantly against tyranny over the minds of men, and
who have defended so bravely the right to speak and teach the
truth --and who have thereby written a new epic of honor and
courage in the cause of America's freedom.

editions, translations

1956. The Story of Lola Gregg. 219 pp, 20.9 cm, "First Printing, 1956", [blue linson, black lettering]. Blue Heron Press. New York. *

For
BETTE

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Jacket design by
Ismar David
1958. Moses, Prince of Egypt. 303 pp, 21.5 cm, [red cloth, silver lettering, maroon top edge]. Crown Publishers. New York. *

For Bette,
Rachel,
and
Jonathan

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Jacket design by
Shirley Smith
1959. The Winston Affair. 221 pp, 21.5 cm, 1st, [blue cloth, gold lettering]. see: Francis M. Nevins: Man in theMiddle: Unsung Classic of the Warren Court. Crown Publishers. New York. *

To IRV

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1960. The Golden River. in: Howard Fast: The Howard Fast Reader, p.79-178 (100pp). 1st, Crown Publishers. New York. *


painting by
William Plummer
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1961. April Morning, a novel. 184 pp, 21.4 cm, 1st, [wheat cloth spine, brown lettering, brown cloth boards] (Andrew Macdonald's chapter in "Howard Fast: A Critical Companion"). Crown Publishers. New York. *

Since in one way or another a part of each
of you is in this book, it is properly yours.
Thereby, for Rachel, Jonathan, Barry, Judy
Norman, Jennifer, Melissa, and Timothy.

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Jacket design by
Larry Lurin
1962. Power; a novel. 378 pp, 21.5 cm, "First Edition", [black cloth, red and white lettering] (fictional biography of John L. Lewis, UMW president). Doubleday & Co. Garden City, NY. *

To the memory of my mother and father,
Ida and Barney Fast.

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Jacket painting by
Doris Reynolds
1964. Agrippa's Daughter. 371 pp, 21.5 cm, "First Edition", [blue cloth spine, black lettering, black cloth boards]. Doubleday & Co. Garden City, NY. *

FOR BETTE
who has been with me through all,
the best and the worst

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Jacket by Richard Smith
1966. Torquemada, a novel. 192 pp, 21.5 cm, "First Edition", [black cloth, embossed fleur-de-lis pattern, gold lettering]. Doubleday & Co. Garden City, NY. *

FOR
JEROME
AND
JULIUS
AND
RENA

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Jacket by Lydia Rosier
1971. The Crossing. 213 pp, 21.5 cm, 1st, [white cloth spine, black lettering, blue paper boards, black top edge] maps, bibl. 185-188. Wm. Morrow & Co. New York. *

For my good friend, Paul R. Reynolds, who gave
me no peace until this book was written; and for
my wife, Bette, whose love and patience made the
writing possible.

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Jacket illustration by
Tom Hall
1972. The Hessian; a novel. 192 pp, 21.5 cm, 1st, [olive cloth, silver and red lettering]. Wm. Morrow & Co. New York. *

For Rachel and Jonathan

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Jacket by Ben Stahl
1977. The Immigrants. 389 pp, 23.5 cm, 1st, [red cloth spine, gold lettering, tan paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-25699-2. *

For Bette

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Jacket painting by
Ben Stahl
1978. Second Generation. 441 pp, 23.5 cm, [black cloth spine, gold lettering, red paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0395264839. *

For Jerry and Dotty

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Jacket painting by
Ben Stahl
1979. The Establishment. (3rd in saga: The Immigrants, Second Generation). 365 pp, 23.5 cm, 1st, [brown cloth spine, gold lettering, brown paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0395281601. *

To Molly
Welcome to this best of all possible worlds

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Jacket painting by
Ben Stahl
1981. The Legacy. 359 pp, 23.5 cm, 1st, [black cloth spine, gold lettering, plum paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-31260-4. *

For Rachel and Jonathan,
my dear friends and advisers in the art of living

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Jacket painting and
design by Ben Stahl
1982. Max: a novel. 395 pp, 23.3 cm, 1st, [black cloth spine, gold lettering, black paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-32506-4. *

Rachel and Avrum
Blessings

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Jacket art by Ben Stahl
1984. The Outsider. 311 pp, 23.5 cm, 1st, [black cloth spine, silver lettering, teal paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-36101-X. *

For the stranger, the newcomer, Benjamin Isaac Grace Fast,
welcome to this very curious world.
I greet you with love and I wish you joy and fulfillment.

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Jacket art by Ben Stahl
1985. The Immigrant's Daughter. 321 pp, 23.3 cm, 1st, [maroon cloth spine, gold lettering, grey paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-39381-7. *

For you, dear Bette, wife, lover,
companion through all the best and the worst
of a full half century

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Jacket design / photograph
Maxine O. Gomberg /
One Plus One Studio
1987. The Dinner Party. 250 pp, 23.3 cm, 1st, [sand cloth spine, copper lettering, ivory paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0395430356. *

To the memory of J. Krishnamurti

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Jacket (front) design
and illustration
by Paul Rogers
1988. The Pledge. 324 pp, 23.3 cm, 1st, [brown cloth spine, gold lettering, orange paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-48308-5. *

For Daniel Fast, born December 11, 1987.
Welcome and blessings.

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Jacket (front) illustration
by Sandra Dionisi
1989. The Confession of Joe Cullen. 282 pp, 23.3 cm, 1st, [brown cloth spine, gold lettering, brown paper boards]. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ISBN: 0-395-50936-X. *

For Austin Olney

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Jacket design by
Paul Bacon
1993. The Trial of Abigail Goodman: a Novel. 256 pp, 23.4 cm, "First Edition", [maroon cloth spine, silver lettering, dark blue linson boards]. Crown Publishers. New York. ISBN: 0-517-59502-8. *

For Bette

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Jacket design
and illustration
by Milton Glaser
1994. Seven Days in June: a Novel of the American Revolution. xiv, 191 pp, 22 cm, [brown cloth spine, black lettering, ivory paper boards] 2 maps. Carol Pub. (Birch Lane Press). Secaucus, NJ. ISBN: 1-55972-256-8. *

For my wonderful wife
Bette Fast

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Jacket cover design by
Marla Camp;
painting by
Mary Beth McKenzie
1995. The Bridge Builder's Story: a novel. 210 pp, 23.4 cm, 1st, [black cloth spine, gold lettering, brown cloth boards]. M.E. Sharpe. Armonk, N.Y. ISBN: 1563246910. *

To Bette Fast
wife, companion and lover
for fifty-seven years

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Jacket illustration by
Wendell Minor
1997. An Independent Woman. 340 pp, 23.6 cm, "First edition", [green cloth spine, gold lettering, light olive paper boards]. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York. ISBN: 0-15-100271-1. *

To the memory
of a wonderful and
independent woman,
my wife, Bette Fast

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1999. Redemption. 280 pp, 23.5 cm, "First edition", Harcourt, Brace & Company. New York. ISBN: 0-15-100455-2. *

To Rachel, who has been down the track

2000. Greenwich. 290 pp, 23.5 cm, "First edition", Harcourt, Inc. New York, San Diego, London. ISBN: 0-15-100620-2. *

For Mimi O'Connor Fast

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