Max [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview


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 read authors of the twentieth century.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453237625
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 614,590
  • File size: 1,020 KB

Meet the Author


Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.
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    Posted April 3, 2013

    BROOKTO MAX NEXT RES

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    *i look at the girl* hmmm .....

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