New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 341,  pages. Inscribed on fep by the author. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Howard Melvin Fast (November 11, 1914 – March 12, 2003) was an American novelist and television writer. Fast also wrote under the pen names E. V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson. Fast is the author of the prominent "Why the Fifth Amendment?" essay. This essay explains in detail the purpose of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Fast spent World War II working with the United States Office of War Information, writing for Voice of America. In 1943, he joined the Communist Party USA and in 1950, he was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities; in his testimony, he refused to disclose the names of contributors and he was given a three-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress. While he was at Mill Point Federal Prison, Fast began writing his most famous work, Spartacus, a novel about an uprising among Roman slaves. Blacklisted by major publishing houses, Fast was forced to publish the novel himself. It was a success, going through seven printings in the first four months of publication. He subsequently established the Blue Heron Press, which allowed him to continue publishing under his own name throughout the period of his blacklisting. Just as the production of the film version of Spartacus is considered a milestone in the breaking of the Hollywood blacklist, the reissue of Fast's novel by Crown Publishers in 1958 effectively ended his own blacklisting within the publishing industry.
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New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2015. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 409,  pages. Slight wear to dust jacket edges. Contains Introduction, and 16 Chapters 1--On the Brink; 2--Changes in Imperial Policy and the Colonists' Thinking, 1759-1766; 3--A Plan for Governing and Quieting Them; 4--I Am Unwilling to Give Up That Duty to America; 5--1774--Year of Momentous Decisions; 6--The War Begins; 7--War Brings Crucial Changes in 1775; 8--America Declares Independence; 9--The New York Campaign in 1776; 10--The Campaigns of 1777; 11--The War Is Transformed in 1778; 12--The Longest Purse Will Win the War; 13--A Year of Disasters, 1780; 14--The Southern Theater in 1780-1781; 15--The Decisive Victory at Yorktown; 16-- Demobilization, Change, 1781-1783. Includes Select Bibliography, Notes, Index. Also includes several black and white full page maps, and 10 black and white and color portraits.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1974. First Back Bay Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 423,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Cover has some wear and bending/creasing. James Thomas Flexner (January 13, 1908 – February 13, 2003) was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize. His one-volume abridgment, Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) was the basis of two television miniseries, George Washington (1984) and George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986), starring Barry Bostwick as Washington. James Thomas Flexner was born January 13, 1908. His father was Simon Flexner, who became director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City and discoverer of a cure for spinal meningitis. In 1929, Flexner graduated cum laude from Harvard University, and found work as a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune. In 1932, he left his job to devote his full energies to writing. Flexner wrote other historical biographies, including The Young Hamilton (on Alexander Hamilton), Mohawk Baronet (on Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet), and The Traitor and the Spy: Benedict Arnold and John André. He wrote many books on the history of American art, including a highly regarded life of the American painter John Singleton Copley. He and his father, Simon Flexner, M.D., co-wrote William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine (1941).
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. Book Club Edition. 497, illus., maps, ftnotes, bibliography, source references, index, name of previous owner, some DJ wear/soil: edge tears/chipsThis psychological biography of Alexander Hamilton concentrates on the first twenty-six years of the statesman's life--up to the end of the American Revolution--during which his character was established and his writings, not yet clogged with innumerable details, were at their most personally revealing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. First United States Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 440,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations (color). Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Signed with sentiment by author on the title page, reads "with best wishes flora Fraser". Flora Elizabeth Fraser Soros (born 30 October 1958) is an English writer of historical biographies. She was named for the Scottish Jacobite Flora MacDonald. Using her maiden name Flora Fraser, she has written biographies of Emma Hamilton, Caroline of Brunswick, the daughters of George III, Pauline Bonaparte and The Washingtons. Acclaimed historian Flora Fraser unfurls the story of George and Martha, brilliantly narrating the lives of an extraordinarily dedicated, accomplished, and historic couple. They were devoted to one another. She endowed Washington with the confidence—and resources—that would aid him when elected commander-in-chief of the Continental army. During the war, Martha resolutely supported her husband, ‘the General,’ joining him every winter in headquarters; she was a redoubtable, vastly admired figure. After the American victory, George was elected our first president and Martha became an impeccable first First Lady. During his presidency, the two established the tenets and traditions of our highest office. This is the story of a pioneering partnership—and an enthralling narrative of our nation’s emergence onto the world stage.