The Immigrants

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402247026
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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 rise and fall of a family of roughneck immigrants determined to make their way in America at the turn of the century. Quick to ascend from the tragic depths of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Dan Lavette becomes the head of a powerful shipping empire and establishes himself among the city's cultural elite. But when he finds himself caught in a loveless marriage to the daughter of San Francisco's richest family, a scandalous love affair threatens to destroy the empire Dan has built for himself. The first of a compelling family saga, The Immigrants is a fast-paced, emotional novel that captures the wide range of relationships among immigrant families during the tumultuous events that defined the early twentieth century in America. "A non-stop page-turner...moving, vivid...a splendid achievement!" -Erica Jong "Howard Fast is fiercely American. He is one of ours, one of our very best!" -Los Angeles Times "Warmth...Power...Tenderness...Excitement...Readers will find themselves anxiously awaiting the sequel." -Columbus Dispatch

The Immigrant s Daughter

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453235140
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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 long career. This New York Times bestseller is the fifth entry in the series and focuses on one of his most beloved characters, Barbara Lavette, whom Fast based on his first wife. At sixty, Barbara is living a quiet life in San Francisco, grieving after the death of a longtime male friend. However, her spirits revive when she mounts an unexpectedly competitive congressional campaign. After narrowly losing the election, Barbara begins to reconnect with her past as a journalist and human rights activist, two passions that reignite the spark of adventure in her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Establishment

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402257452
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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. Barbara will support her husband in any way she can, but when she becomes the victim of an attack by the Congressional Committee on Un-American Activities, she is forced to stand trial. Caught in a Communist witch hunt, Barbara must do whatever it takes to defend her values, clear her name, and find a way to reunite her family. The third book in Howard Fast's epic family saga, The Establishment follows the Lavette family as they attempt to persevere in a nation consumed with fear during the tumultuous period following World War II. Praise for The Immigrants series: "Relentless pace of events...real experience leaping full-bodied from Fast's imagination!" -New York Times "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 "Emotional, exciting, and entertaining." -Philadelphia Inquirer

Second Generation

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402249551
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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 her own way in the world. After abandoning her privileged life to disguise herself as a poor volunteer down on the wharf, Barbara journeys to France to report on the onset of Nazi terror and the coming of World War II. But when tragedy strikes deep at the heart of the life Barbara has built for herself in Europe, she is forced to return to San Francisco heartbroken and alone where she must face the family she ran away from. The second book in master storyteller Howard Fast's epic family saga, Second Generation vividly depicts the lives of the Lavette family as they struggle to persevere in America during the chaos of the Depression and World War II.

The Legacy

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453235132
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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 Israel’s Six Day War with Egypt. Though Fast wrote over eighty books, including Spartacus, April Morning, and Freedom Road, his Immigrants novels remain some of his most personal and moving works. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

An Independent Woman

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453238697
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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 they travel the world. Though Fast wrote over eighty books, including Spartacus, April Morning, and Freedom Road, his Immigrants saga remains some of his most personal and moving work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Art of Zen Meditation

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453235000
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Bestselling author Howard Fast’s straightforward introduction to Zen meditation Howard Fast began to formally practice Zen meditation after turning away from communism in 1956. The Art of Zen Meditation, originally published by the antiwar political collective Peace Press in 1977, is the fruit of Fast’s study: a brief and instructive history of Zen Buddhism and its tenets, written with a simplicity that is emblematic of the philosophy itself. Fast’s study of Zen also inspired his popular Masao Masuto mystery series about a Zen Buddhist detective in Beverly Hills, which he published under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham. The Art of Zen Meditation is illustrated with twenty-three beautiful photographs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Agrippa s Daughter

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453235094
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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, it is her mysterious charm and steely will that make her unforgettable. The daughter of Israel’s King Agrippa I, Berenice is determined to free the kingdom of Israel from the shadow of the Roman Empire. But her plans are derailed after her husband, Shimeon, dies during a bloody civil war. When Berenice falls in love with Titus, son of the Roman Emperor, they devise an impossible plan to join the ruling lines of Rome and Israel. A master of gripping historical fiction, Howard Fast brings the ancient world to vivid life in this enthralling, epic drama. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Dinner Party

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145323764X
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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 single day, culminating in a party hosted by Richard Cromwell, a US Senator whose wealthy entrepreneur father-in-law is building a controversial highway across Central America, though powerful government interests want the highway stopped stopped. International politics become deeply personal in this novel, and unfailingly serve as a commentary on contemporary politics. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.