Max Brand: Western Giant: The Life and Times of Frederick Schiller Faust

Max Brand: Western Giant: The Life and Times of Frederick Schiller Faust

by William F. Nolan

Hardcover

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Overview

Called the King of the Pulps, Frederick Schiller Faust, aka Max Brand, wrote nearly 400 Westerns from The Untamed to Destry Rides Again-a total of more than 220 books in this genre. Yet Max Brand also created Dr. Kildare (of books, films, and television) and wrote under twenty-one pseudonyms, in another dozen genres. This book removes the mask, with deeply personal memoirs from family, friends and fellow writers, taking us through his orphaned boyhood on the brutal ranches of California, his frustrating decades in Italy, as both a classical poet and a fast-action pulpist, to his heroic death as a war correspondent on the World War II battlefields. Faust's life story is augmented by a complete bibliography of his work-over a thousand books, stories, and films-plus the first listing of works about Faust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879722913
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 01/01/1985
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.10(d)

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