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    Lavette Family Series & more by Howard Fast ~ 23 AUDIOBOOK COLLECTION

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    Howard FastHoward 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 was born in New York City. His mother, Ida (née Miller), was a British immigrant, and his father, Barney Fast, was a Ukrainian immigrant whose name was shortened from Fastovsky upon his arrival in America. When his mother died in 1923 and his father became unemployed, Howard's youngest brother, Julius, went to live with relatives, while he and his older brother Jerome worked by selling newspapers. He credited his early voracious reading to his part-time job in the New York Public Library. Fast began writing at an early age. While hitchhiking and riding railroads around the country to find odd jobs, he wrote his first novel, Two Valleys, published in 1933 when he was 18. His first popular work was Citizen Tom Paine, a fictional account of the life of Thomas Paine. Always interested in American history, he also wrote The Last Frontier, about an attempt by Cheyennes to return to their native land; and Freedom Road, about the lives of former slaves during Reconstruction. The novel 'Freedom Road' is based on a true story and was made into a 1979 film starring Muhammad Ali, who, in a very rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870s Virginia who gets elected to the US Senate in Washington DC and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives. 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 effectively uses the context of the Red Scare to illustrate the purpose of the "Fifth". 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 to a fund for a home for orphans of American veterans of the Spanish Civil War (one of the contributors was Eleanor Roosevelt), and was given a three-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress.


    Lavette Family Series
    1.The Immigrants (read by Sandra Burr)
    2.Second Generation (read by Sandra Burr)
    3.The Establishment (read by Sandra Burr)
    4.The Legacy (read by Sandra Burr)
    5.The Immigrant's Daughter (read by Sandra Burr)
    6.An Independent Woman (read by Sandra Burr)

    7.Citizen Tom Paine (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    8.A Touch Of Infinity (read by Jonathan Yen)
    9.The Art Of Zen Meditation (read by Neil Hellegers)
    10.April Morning (read by Jamie Hanes)
    11.Max (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    12.The Jews (read by Nelson Runger)
    13.The Crossing (read by Norman Dietz)
    14.Redemption (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    15.Time And The Riddle: Thirty-One Zen Stories (read by Christopher Grove)
    16.The Pledge (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    17.The Edge Of Tomorrow (read by Steven Menasche)
    18.The General Zapped An Angel (read by Dena Pacitti)
    19.Sally (read by Dara Brown)
    20.Agrippa's Daughter (read by Susannah Tyrrell)
    21.The Hunter And The Trap (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    22.Strange Yesterday (read by Christopher Kipiniak)
    23.Spartacus (read by Julian Elfer)

    Audio-DVD format:

    It can be used on DVD and DVD-Rom players, also on devices such as Playstation, Xbox or portable DVD players. In addition, the tracks can be taken to any mp3 player, such as portable mp3 player, tablets, smartphones, etc. through the computer.

    - The tracks are handled in the same way that you would handle the songs through iTunes.

    - The number of discs varies by each title, although generally it goes in a single disc.

     - The AudioDVD format is not the same as traditional CDs and does not work on CD players. Please be sure to use one of the players mentioned above.

    - The format of the tracks is MP3; This is the extension of better handling and of more quality.

    - Kbps vary by title.

    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.


    MP3-CD format:

    This audio CD-MP3 works on your computer. It also works on CD and DVD players with mp3 capacity, including car stereos.

    - The number of discs varies by each title. Each disc can contain one or several audiobooks.

    - The mp3 tracks can be taken to different mp3 players or smartphones and iphone or ipad. Make sure your device is compatible with this technology before making your purchase.

    - The format of the tracks is MP3; This is the extension of better handling and of more quality.

    - Kbps vary by title.

    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.



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    Barry Ross (West Palm Beach, US)
    Lavette Family Series & more by Howard Fast

    I love the Lavette Family series & Fast's other books. He is a great storyteller!

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