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Max.

FAST, Howard.

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ISBN 10: 0395325064 / ISBN 13: 9780395325063
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1982
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Small 4to. Black cloth spine and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 395pp. Near fine/near fine. Small remainder dot on top page edges. A tight and handsome first edition of this novel by the American writer (1914-2003) about Max Britsky, a Jewish boy from New York's East Side who becomes a movie mogul. Title page bears a small gilt-edged bookplate signed by Fast in black fineline in old age. Bookseller Inventory # 37757

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Title: Max.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 turn of the twentieth century. When he was twelve, Max's father died, leaving him to scrape out a living in Manhattan's Lower East Side slums to provide for his mother and siblings. But Max was a natural entrepreneur, and he followed his business instincts and love of the theater to become one of the first film moguls in the history of American moviemaking.

Britsky's life story is tragic and triumphant, and yet another example of the unmatched storytelling prowess of Howard Fast, one of the most prolific and widely listened to authors of the twentieth century.

About the Author:

Howard Melvin Fast (11 November 1914, New York City - 12 March 2003, Old Greenwich, Connecticut) was a Jewish American novelist and television writer, who wrote also under the pen names E. V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson.

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