Howard Fast (1914-2003) was an American author of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenplays. He grew up the son of immigrants in New York City, and published his first novel after high school. Howard was sent to prison after he failed to provide U.S. Congress with a list of potential Communist associates. It was behind bars that he would write one of his most popular novels, Spartacus. His writing mixed his commitment to social justice with his style of storytelling that was both deft and lively. He also wrote as E.V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson.

Howard Fast made his debut as a published author in 1933 with the standalone novel Two Valleys. Below is a list of Howard Fast’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Lavette Family Books

The Immigrants(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Generation(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Establishment(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legacy(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Immigrant's Daughter(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Independent Woman(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Masao Masuto Books

Masuto: The Hollywood Murders(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Two Valleys(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Yesterday(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Place in the City(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conceived in Liberty(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haym Salomon, Son of Liberty(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Frontier(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Baden-Powell of the Boy Scouts(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Romance of a People(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goethals and the Panama Canal(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tall Hunter(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unvanquished(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citizen Tom Paine(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom Road(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Children(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clarkton(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Glorious Brothers(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Proud and the Free(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spartacus(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fallen Angel(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tony and the Wonderful Door(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silas Timberman(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of Lola Gregg(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moses, Prince of Egypt(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winston Affair(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
April Morning(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Agrippa's Daughter(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Torquemada(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crossing(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hessian(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Max(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outsider(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dinner Party(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pledge(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession of Joe Cullen(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trial of Abigail Goodman(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Days in June(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bridge Builder's Story(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redemption(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greenwich(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Masuto Investigates(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bunker Hill(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hollywood Blacklist(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Spain and Peace(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Departure(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Supper(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howard Fast Reader(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Edge of Tomorrow(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunter and the Trap(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The General Zapped an Angel(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time and the Riddle(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Touch of Infinity(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Call of Fife and Drum(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Thirty Pieces of Silver(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novelist(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Picture Book History of the Jews(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of the Jews in the United States(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Literature and Reality(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peekskill: USA(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Naked God(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jews(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Art of Zen Meditation(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Being Red(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War and Peace(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Tito(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Fallen Angel, originally written as Walter Ericson, was also published under the title of Mirage. Tony and the Wonderful Door is also known as The Magic Door. The Picture Book History of the Jews was written with Bette Fast.

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Howard Fast Synopsis: The Children by Howard Fast is about four children of immigrants grow up together in the back alleys of New York City’s tenements, under the looming shadow of racism. Ishky is Jewish, Marie and Shomake are Irish, and Ollie is Italian. Each is confronted daily by the prejudice that rules in one of the world’s greatest cities: New York City. Living in slums, they must rely on each other to overcome hunger, disease, violence, and the bigotry of those who arrived before them. Fighting for a better life against the tide of poverty, the children must overcome their own city’s barbarism, or be consumed by it.

Clarkton is a standalone title by Howard Fast. It is 1945, and soldiers have returned home from Europe and the Pacific to take up their former lives. But in Clarkton, a small Massachusetts factory town, a high-stakes labor battle quickly turns violent, turning what should be a time of peace and prosperity into a bloody conflict that draws in every citizen. No one remains untouched, from rigid factory owner George Clark Lowell, to a small army of labor organizers of every background, to reptilian strike-buster Hamilton Gelb, to the shopkeepers, barbers, and priests that watch in confusion and horror as the nightmare unfolds.

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