Anthologies and Short-story Collections
Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel, and other stories of a young nation.
[black cloth, gold lettering].
Duell, Sloan & Pearce.
For Rachel Ann Fast
|Conceived as entertainment, pure and simple, these twelve historical stories of the American past are superb examples of the storyteller's art and of an art which, with seeming effortlessness, brings to life again the days when the nation was young, when its first great battles were fought, when the frontier reached westward...|
The Last Supper and Other Stories.
"First Printing 1955",
[white linson, black lettering] (many stories originally published in Mainstream).
Blue Heron Press.
For Bette, Rachel and Jonathan
The Howard Fast Reader; a collection of stories and novels.
[yellow cloth, black lettering, red paper boards].
|This large volume is a collection of some of the best writing by one of America's most distinguished novelists. Included in this book are Freedom Road, one of his most famous novels and long out of print; two short novels, The Children, one of Howard Fast's first published works, considered by many critics to be one of his best pieces of writing, and The Golden River, a hitherto unpublished short novel concerning the death of Moses and the emergence of Joshua as the new leader of the Jewish people...|
The Hunter and The Trap.
[olive paper boards, black lettering] contains: The Hunter (3-54); The Trap (57-215).
For Jonathan Fast|
because these are stories
that could not have been written
without the things
I learned from him.
Time and the Riddle: thirty-one Zen stories.
foreword by Louis Untermeyer, introduction by Frank Campenni.
xv, 490 pp,
[green cloth, gold lettering] (stories from The Edge of Tomorrow, The General Zapped an Angel, A Touch of Infinity).
Ward Ritchie Press.
For Jerome Fast,|
father, mother, brother
and dear friend through
(1987 pbk edition)
The Call of Fife and Drum: Three Novels of the Revolution.
vi, 568 pp,
Contents: The Unvanquished -- Conceived in Liberty -- The Proud and the Free.
|BACK IN 1938, soon after my wife and I were married, we bought a two-seater 1931 Ford, and set off to see America. In the course of this trip, we spent a day at Valley Forge, where a national park had been established and where General Washington's winter encampment had been reconstructed. I don't know what Valley Forge looks like today, almost a half century later, but at that time, the replicated encampment was crude enough to give one a sensation of how it might have been when the Continental Army wintered there...|