Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel: And Other Stories of a Young Nation

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Open Road Media, Dec 13, 2011 - Fiction - 254 pages
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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 imagine the best of the American spirit during its formative years. From “The Day of Victory,” about a victorious George Washington meeting with his generals one last time to swap stories before they all return to civilian life, to “The Bookman,” about a tragic day during the Revolutionary War as experienced by a young boy, each story depicts common citizens standing against tyranny, and settlers searching for a better life. Passionate and beautifully written, Patrick Henry and the Frigate’s Keel is one of Howard Fast’s best story collections, and a moving tribute to the aspirations of a new nation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
 

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Contents

Patrick Henry and the Frigates Keel
Rachel
The Pirate and the General
Neighbor
Conyngham
The Brood
The Day of Victory
Amos Todds Vinegar Sun in the West X The Bookman
The Price ofLiberty
Not Too Hard
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Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.

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