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The Legacy - A Novel

Howard Fast

Publisher: Open Road Media

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The fourth entry in Howard Fast’s bestselling Immigrants saga, one of his most beloved and personal works.  The fourth installment of the Immigrants saga follows Barbara Lavette, the daughter of a self-made Italian immigrant, through the turmoil of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, the feminist and civil rights movements, and Israel’s Six Day War with Egypt. Though Fast wrote over eighty books, including Spartacus, April Morning, and Freedom Road, his Immigrants novels remain some of his most personal and moving works. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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