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 The Crossing Books

Publication Order of Lavette Family Books

The Immigrants (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Second Generation (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Establishment (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Legacy (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Immigrant's Daughter (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Independent Woman (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Harvey Krim Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

Lydia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cynthia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of John Gomaday and Larry Cohen Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

Penelope (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Margie (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Masao Masuto Books

(as E.V. Cunningham)

The Case of the Angry Actress / Samantha (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the One-Penny Orange (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Russian Diplomat (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Sliding Pool (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Kidnapped Angel (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Murdered Mackenzie (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masuto Investigates (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Two Valleys (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Yesterday (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Place in the City (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conceived in Liberty (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Frontier (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Haym Salomon, Son of Liberty (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord Baden-Powell of the Boy Scouts (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romance of a People (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Goethals and the Panama Canal (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tall Hunter (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unvanquished (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Citizen Tom Paine (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Freedom Road (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The American (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clarkton (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Glorious Brothers (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Proud and the Free (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spartacus (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fallen Angel / Mirage (As: Walter Ericson) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Magic Door / Tony and the Wonderful Door (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silas Timberman (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Story of Lola Gregg (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moses, Prince of Egypt (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Winston Affair (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sylvia (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
April Morning (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Phyllis (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alice (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Agrippa's Daughter (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shirley (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Torquemada (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Helen (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sally (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Millie (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Outsider (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wabash Factor (As:E.V. Cunningham) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dinner Party (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pledge (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Confession of Joe Cullen (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trial of Abigail Goodman (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bridge Builder's Story (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hessian (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Redemption (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Greenwich (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hollywood Blacklist (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Spain and Peace (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Departure and Other Stories (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Supper and Other Stories (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Howard Fast Reader (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Edge of Tomorrow (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hunter and the Trap (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time and the Riddle (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Touch of Infinity (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Call of Fife and Drum (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collected Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Plays

Thirty Pieces of Silver (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Novelist (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Picture Book History of the Jews (With: Bette Fast) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Literature and Reality (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peekskill, USA (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Naked God (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jews (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Art of Zen Meditation (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Being Red (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War and Peace (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Incredible Tito (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tito and His People (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Art of the Story Books

A Sportsman's Notebook (By: Ivan Turgenev) (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The General Zapped an Angel (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (By: Tobias Wolff) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Essential Tales of Chekhov (By: Anton Chekhov) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Garden Party and Other Stories (By: Katherine Mansfield) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Nights! (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Continent (By: Jim Crace) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (By: Kevin Wilson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monstress (By: Lysley Tenorio) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Essential Tales Of Chekhov Deluxe Edition (By: Anton Chekhov) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr. and Mrs. Baby (By: Mark Strand) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vanishing Princess (By: Jenny Diski) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Are Taking Only What We Need (By: Stephanie Powell Watts) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (By: Alissa Nutting) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Catastrophe and Other Stories (By: Dino Buzzati) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry (By: Elizabeth McCracken) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hue and Cry (By: Edward P. Jones,James McPherson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hurly Burly and Other Stories (By: Russell Banks,A.E. Coppard) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary (By: Francine Prose,Johanna Kaplan) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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.

If You Like Howard Fast Books, You’ll Love…

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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