Book List in Order: 52 titles


  • From activist to family matriarch, Barbara Lavette takes center stage in the final three volumes of the New York Times–bestselling Immigrants saga.  New York Times–bestselling author Howard Fast’s immensely popular Immigrants saga spanned six ...



  • A collection of 13 stunning stories by one of the most celebrated American writers of the 20th century A follow-up to his 1970 science fiction collection, "The General Zapped an Angel," Fast's book of 13 new science fiction stories is brisk and e...



  • 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 s...



  • The Hunter and The Trap presents two thrilling and suspenseful stories by Howard Fast, one of the most prolific authors of the twentieth century. In “The Hunter,” celebrated but down-on-his-luck novelist Andrew Bell returns to New York from a...



  • Howard Fast’s thrilling story of Benjamin Holt, mineworker and hero of the modern labor movement Benjamin R. Holt, the tough-as-nails leader of the International Miners Union, has a grand and controversial plan: to unite American coal miners in ...



  • Fast’s epic novel, about one man’s family tree stretching through history from the Revolutionary War, portrays the best and worst of the American experiment Broken and sick, a young Revolutionary War soldier from New York is taken in by an inn...



  • Bestselling author Howard Fast’s suspenseful historical drama of the Spanish Inquisition brings to life the notorious Grand Inquisitor Thomas de Torquemada and his terrifying quest to purge Spain of heretics Bestselling author Howard Fast’s 19...



  • 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 storie...



  • 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; Ollie is Italian. All children of immigrants, they are confronted dail...







  • When a factory strike turns violent, neighbors clash in a sleepy New England company town 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, ...



  • 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-...



  • Stories of courage against oppression by one of twentieth-century America’s most fearless writers These nineteen stories follow the paths of men and women, immigrants, minorities, and the poor, suffering from injustice and inequality. Written in...



  • Vintage science fiction tales from an American master Big bugs, cloned cats, and feral star-children play leading roles in the seven stories that make up Fast’s unconventional and thought-provoking collection. The Edge of Tomorrow is a significa...



  • Sixteen stories that depict America -- and the world -- emerging from the wreckage of World War II From a glimpse of Coca-Cola’s first appearance in a remote part of the Arabian desert to the tale of a wealthy, paranoid man building a shelter af...



  • 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 aw...



  • Twelve tales of the United States' early days, capturing moments in the lives of great leaders and farmers alike, all dreaming of the nation to come Written mostly while the United States was engaged in World War II, these patriotic stories imagin...



  • Fast’s stunning third novel, about neighbors on one New York City street, struggling to achieve their dreams during the Great Depression On Apple Place, John Edwards aspires to poetry and love, while his neighbor Claus Silverman dreams of a life...



  • As the Red Scare grips America, a midwestern literature professor becomes an unlikely hero in the struggle for freedom Professor Silas Timberman has never been one for theatrics. A quiet American literature professor at a mid-sized college, Timber...



  • 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 ...







  • 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....



  • 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 ...



  • They were farmers-until the tumultuous events of history caught up with them. Simon, the eldest of five brothers, tells how Judah molded the people of Judea into an army capable of defeating the mighty Greek Battalions. For three decades, the Maccabe...



  • Recounts the experiences of soldiers, generals, politicians, and ordinary people during the period of the Revolutionary War, focusing on the experiences of Jamie Stuart, of the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, who is faced with a difficult cho...



  • THE PREQUEL TO THE CROSSING In Bunker Hill, Howard Fast provides insight into both American and British points of view during the battle for control of Boston in June 1775-the outcome of which would dramatically influence the strategies of George Was...



  • From the author of Spartacus and Freedom Road, comes a novel of the Bible¹s greatest freedom fighter, the rebellious prince of Egypt, Moses!This definitive new edition of Howard Fast¹s riveting novel portrays the early years of the man who would le...



  • Masao Masuto is a Nisei detective on the Beverly Hills police force -- a cultured stranger in an even stranger land of traffic-clogged freeways, artery-clogging fast food...and brutal murders. Here, collected for the first time, are the two adventure...



  • Richard Castle is one of Greenwich, Connecticut's wealthiest residents. A former assistant secretary for Latin American Affairs, he has blood on his hands from his complicity in a number of murders half a world away. But tonight, not one of the peopl...



  • Nobody has written more passionately or more vividly about the American Revolution than Howard Fast. The legendary living author of Freedom Road and Citizen Tom Paine, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Spartacus and the triumphant survivor o...



  • Finding a love that he has never known with much younger Elizabeth, a woman he saved from killing herself, seventy-eight-year-old Ike Goldman is stunned when she is arrested for her husband's murder, in an intricately woven tapestry of suspense, love...









  • The critically acclaimed author returns to his best-selling Immigrants saga to finish the life story of his beloved heroine, wealthy matriarch Barbara Lavette, who embarks on a new marriage and faces the challenge of her life. Reprint....



  • North Castle Books are designed to bring the global variety of knowledge to a broader audience. Primarily aimed at the general reader through bookstore distribution, North Castle Books makes available, in handsomely bound paper editions, titles of li...



  • 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...





  • Abigail Goodman, a forty-one-year-old college professor and mother of two grown children, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and, after much soul-searching, has an abortion, only to be arrested and tried for murder. 50,000 first printing....



  • 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 Ne...



  • Bruce Baron was a first rate foreign correspondent during World War II, but his association with the Communist Party plunges him into trouble with the McCarthy witch hunts. His only salvation is the passionate and feisty Molly Maguire but her own pol...



  • Thirty-one stories view the orbiting earth and its unpredictable inhabitants through unexpected refractions of time, space, and perception, interweaving the fantastic and the commonplace in search of the sudden revelation...



  • Ordinary events evolve into an intricate interplay of power and passion, idealism and ambition, when a prominent senator and his wife, their two college-age children, the wife's parents, and two key administration officials and their wives gather for...







  • The conclusion of the Lavette saga focuses on Barbara, now in her sixties, whose campaign for election into Congress brings excitement, the renewal of a romantic love, mortal danger, tragedy, and personal triumph...



  • The New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus evokes the postwar Jewish-American experience through the story of a compassionate but conflicted rabbi.   After witnessing the inhumanity and devastating suffering of Dachau, chaplain Dav...



  • 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 tu...



  • THE LAVETTE SAGA CONTINUES -- PITTING AN EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY AGAINST ITSELF AND AGAINST A SOCIETY IN THE THROES OF VIOLENT UPHEAVAL AND RADICAL CHANGE... The LAVETTES -- powerful, envied, hated, admired. From Nob Hill to Hollywood, from Washing...



  • Fast's stunning reimagining of the life of John Peter Altgeld, a courageous politician and forgotten national hero Though Abraham Lincoln is often considered the United States' most legendary politician, he wasn't the only country lawyer out of Il...



  • 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 ...



  • Barbara Lavette -- Raised amid the opulence of Nob Hill, she renounced her aristocratic heritage to marry a rebel, a man scorned by society. But her defiant victory would be shattered by tragedy. Everything she cherished would be menaced by hysteria ...



  • Howard Fast makes superb use of his material. ... Aside from its social and historical implications, Freedom Road is a high-geared story, told with that peculiar dramatic intensity of which Fast is a master. — Chicago Daily News...



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    “Invites comparison with Crane’s Red Badge of Courage . . . Ithink this is an even better book.”—The New York TimesWhen you read this novel about April 19, 1775, you will see the British redcoats marching in a solid co...



  • Barbara Layette -- beautiful daughter of rugged Dan Layette and his aristocratic first wife. Rejecting the conflicts of her dual heritage, determined to build a life of her own, she fled an opulent Nob Hill mansion for a turbulent Europe on the brink...







  • Dan Layette -- the roughneck son of an Italian fisherman. He battled out of the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a mighty shipping empire; rose to the gilded heights of Nob Hill society through a loveless marriage to the daughter of th...



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    "Among Howard Fast''s historical fiction, Citizen Tom Paine-one of America''s all-time best-sellers-occupies a special place, for it restored to a generation of readers the vision of Paine''s revolutionary passion as the authentic roots of our nation...



  • An imaginative, strange, and boldly inventive collection of stories from a singular mind, with a new introduction by Mark HarrisIn The General Zapped an Angel, featuring nine supremely entertaining fantasy and science fiction tales, a Vietnam general...