Black Jack

Black Jack

by Max Brand
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Black Jack by Max Brand

The raucous beginning of Brand's Western is traditional: A gunfighter is shot dead in the street. However, when spinster Elizabeth Cornish takes his baby to raise and wagers with her brother that blood will not "will out"--that Jack's son will not be a murderer--a fascinating story of nature versus nurture emerges

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ISBN-13: 9780671415754
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/02/1983
Pages: 208

About the Author

About The Author
Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) was a celebrated, bestselling western author in the decades following Owen Wister and Zane Grey.
His books were thoughtful and literary, and he used several pen names including Max Brand, George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, George Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, and Frederick Frost.
Faust was born in Seattle but his parents died when he was a child and he was raised in California. He worked as a cowhand on a ranch in the San Joaquin Valley and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Canadian Army in 1915 at the outbreak of World War I but his service was short lived and he moved to New York City.
Faust married Dorothy Schillig in 1917, and had three children. He settled down to write mainly for magazines. In 1921, he suffered a severe heart attack, and for the rest of his life suffered from chronic heart disease. Many of his stories inspired films. He created the Western character Destry, featured in several cinematic versions of Destry Rides Again, and his character Dr. Kildare was adapted to motion pictures, radio, television, and comic books. He worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter and made a fortune from MGM's Dr. Kildare adaptations.
During World War II, he was a front line war correspondent, moving with American soldiers in Italy in 1944, Faust was hit by shrapnel and was personally commended for bravery by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Black Jack 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A rousing Western tale. Really great!
leshLH More than 1 year ago
max brand is an excellent writer and has lived up to his reputation
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It a great book.