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Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 — May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns. Faust wrote mostly under pen names, but today is primarily known by only one, Max Brand. Others include George Owen Baxter, George Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, and Frederick Frost.

Faust was born in Seattle to Gilbert Leander Faust and Elizabeth (Uriel) Faust, who both died soon after. He grew up in central California, and later worked as a cowhand on one of the many ranches of the San Joaquin Valley. Faust attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he began to write prolifically for student publications, poetry magazines, and, occasionally, newspapers. He did not attain a degree, as he was deemed a troublemaker, whereupon he began to travel extensively. He joined the Canadian Army in 1915, but deserted the next year and went to New York City.

During the 1910s, Faust started to sell stories to the pulp magazines of Frank Munsey, including All-Story Weekly and Argosy Magazine. When the United States joined World War I in 1917, Faust tried to enlist but was turned down. He married Dorothy Schillig in 1917, and the couple had three children.

In the 1920s, Faust wrote extensively for pulp magazines, especially Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine, a weekly for which he would write over a million words a year under various pen names, often seeing two serials and a short novel published in a single issue. In 1921 he suffered a severe heart attack, and for the rest of his life suffered from chronic heart disease.

His love for mythology was a constant source of inspiration for his fiction, and it might be that his classical influences, as well as his literary inclinations, are part of the reason for his success at genre fiction. The classical influences are certainly noticeable in his stories, many of which would inspire films. He created the Western character Destry, featured in several filmed versions of Destry Rides Again, and his character Dr. Kildare was adapted to motion pictures, radio, television, and comic books.

Beginning in 1934 Faust began publishing fiction in upscale slick magazines that paid better than pulp magazines. In 1938, due to political events in Europe, Faust returned with his family to the United States, settling in Hollywood, working as a screenwriter for a number of film studios. At one point Warner Brothers was paying him $3,000 a week (at a time when that might be a year’s salary for an average worker), and he made a fortune from MGM’s use of the Dr. Kildare stories. He was one of the highest paid writers of that time. Ironically, Faust disparaged his commercial success and used his own name only for the poetry that he regarded as his true vocation.

When World War II broke out, Faust insisted on doing his part, and despite being well into middle age and having a heart condition, he managed to become a front line war correspondent. Faust was quite famous, and the soldiers enjoyed having this popular author among them. While traveling with American soldiers as they battled in Italy in 1944, Faust was mortally wounded by shrapnel. He was personally commended for bravery by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Faust managed a massive outpouring of fiction, rivaling Edgar Wallace and Isaac Asimov as one of the most prolific authors of all time. He wrote more than 500 novels for magazines and almost as many stories of shorter length. His total literary output is estimated to have been between 25,000,000 and 30,000,000 words. Most of his books and stories were turned out at breakneck rate, sometimes as quickly as 12,000 words in the course of a weekend. New books based on magazine serials or were previously unpublished continue to appear, so that Faust has averaged a new book every four months for seventy-five years. Beyond this, some work by him is newly reprinted every week of every year, in one format or another, somewhere in the world.
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Total Books: 1716
Blood 'n' Thunder Summer 2014
2014 - Blood 'n' Thunder Summer 2014 [Volume 41] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781500718817
ISBN-10: 1500718815
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Valley of Outlaws
2014 - Valley of Outlaws (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781480597358
ISBN-10: 148059735X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Sacred Valley Book Three of the Rusty Sabin Saga
2014 - The Sacred Valley Book Three of the Rusty Sabin Saga (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781628736328
ISBN-10: 1628736321
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Rusty Sabin
2014 - Rusty Sabin (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781480539679
ISBN-10: 1480539678
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Sky Blue
2014 - Sky Blue [Trails and Saddles] (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781480539693
ISBN-10: 1480539694
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The Wolf and the Man A Western Story
2014 - The Wolf and the Man a Western Story (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781482956689
ISBN-10: 1482956683
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Golden West
2013 - The Golden West (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781477842331
ISBN-10: 1477842330
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sun and Sand A Western Trio
2013 - Sun and Sand a Western Trio (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781432827014
ISBN-10: 1432827014
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Black Jack
2013 - Black Jack [Large Print Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781491288443
ISBN-10: 1491288442
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Lawless West
2013 - The Lawless West (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781477831410
ISBN-10: 147783141X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Train's Trust A Western Story
2013 - Train's Trust a Western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781410459084
ISBN-10: 141045908X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Destry Rides Again
2013 - Destry Rides Again (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781477806760
ISBN-10: 1477806768
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Outlaws from Afar A Western Trio
2013 - Outlaws From Afar a Western Trio [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410456755
ISBN-10: 1410456757
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Red Rock's Secret
2013 - Red Rock's Secret (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781445023731
ISBN-10: 1445023733
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Red Fire
2013 - Red Fire (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781611736281
ISBN-10: 1611736285
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sky Blue A Western Story
2013 - Sky Blue a Western Story [Thorndike Press Large Print Western] (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410453785
ISBN-10: 1410453782
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Comanche A Western Story
2012 - Comanche a Western Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781432826093
ISBN-10: 1432826093
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Love of Danger A Western Trio
2012 - Love of Danger a Western Trio [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781410451309
ISBN-10: 1410451305
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lightning of Gold A Western Story
2012 - Lightning of Gold a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781432826154
ISBN-10: 1432826158
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Rustlers Of Beacon Creek
2012 - Rustlers of Beacon Creek (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781258431655
ISBN-10: 1258431653
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Lightning Runner A Western Story
2012 - The Lightning Runner a Western Story [Thorndike Western I] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781410448392
ISBN-10: 1410448398
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2012 - Silver Trail a Western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2012 - Son of an Outlaw a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2011 - Outcast Breed a Western Trio [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
2010 - Iron Dust a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2010 - The White Wolf [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2009 - Black Thunder a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2009 - Mountain Made a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2009 - The Hair-trigger Kid [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - Hired Guns [Center Point Premier Western Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - The Quest a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2009 - Over the Northern Border [Library Edition] (Audio Cassette)Audio CD
2009 - Valley of Outlaws a Western Story [Western Standard] (Hardcover)
2009 - Rancher's Legacy a Western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2009 - Alcatraz By Max Brand [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - Curry a Western Trio [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2008 - Nine Lives a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2008 - Treasure Well [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - The Love of Danger a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - The Rock of Kiever [Sagebrush Western] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2008 - The Black Rider [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Audio Cassette
2008 - The Good Badman a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2008 - The City in the Sky [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2008 - Way of the Lawless - Free Range [Classic Westerns - Classic Westerns Series] (Paperback)
2008 - Blackjack [Classic Westerns Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2008 - Alcatraz the Wild Stallion [Classic Westerns Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - Ride the Wild Trail [Sagebrush Westerns] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Luck [Max Brand Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Twisted Bars a Western Trio [Ulverscroft Large Print Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
2007 - Acres of Unrest a Western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Dogs of the Captain [Leisure Western] (Paperback)
2007 - The Crystal Game [Sagebrush Westerns] (Hardcover)
2007 - Max Brand the Fugitive a Western Trio [Max Brand Western] (Paperback)
2007 - Twisted Bars [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Rifle Pass a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2007 - Bad Man's Gulch [Sagebrush Westerns] (Hardcover)Paperback
2007 - Acres of Unrest [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - Wheel of Fortune a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - The Range Finder [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Jim Curry's Test [Sagebrush Westerns] (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
2006 - Red Rock's Secret a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)
2006 - Peter Blue [Max Brand Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - More Tales of the Wild West [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Riders of the Plains [Center Point Western Complete Large Print] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Sawdust and Sixguns [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Five Star First Edition Westerns - Twisted Bars a Western Trio [Five Star First Edition Westerns] (Other)
2005 - Jokers Extra Wild [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2005 - Crusader [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - The Lone Rider [Sagebrush Westerns] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Smoking Guns [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Drifter's Vengeance [Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2003 - The Fighting Four [Sagebrush Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - The House of Gold [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Jokers Extra Wild a Western Trio [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)
2002 - The House of Gold a James Geraldi Trio [Thorndike Press Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - The Tyrant a North-western Story [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Lost Valley [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Mistral [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - Cottage Style [General Interest] (Hardcover)
2001 - Rock of Kiever [Sagebrush Westerns Audio] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2001 - The Tyrant a North-western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - The Masterman a North-western Story [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Dust Across the Range [Sagebrush Western] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2001 - The Overland Kid a Western Trio [Thorndike Press Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Peril Trek a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Geraldi Trail a Western Story [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2000 - The Masterman a North-western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Red Devil of the Range [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback
2000 - Soft Metal [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2000 - Gunman's Goal a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - The Bold West [Edition #23] (Audio Cassette)Audio Cassette
2000 - The Bold West Vol 27 [Audiobook - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Audio Cassette
1999 - The Gauntlet a Western Trio [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - The Gold Trail a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Chinook a North-western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - In the Hills of Monterey a Western Story [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - The Geraldi Trail a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1999 - Timber Line a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Vengeance Trail [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback
1999 - The Lost Valley a Western Trio [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Fighting Four [Gunsmoke Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Seven Faces [Large Print] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - The Sheriff Rides [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback
1999 - The Survival of Juan Oro [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - The Gauntlet a Western Trio [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1998 - Men Beyond the Law [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - The Rock of Kiever a Western Trio [Sagebrush Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Safety Mctee a Western Trio [Sagebrush Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - The Wolf Strain a Western Trio [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - The Fugitive's Mission a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1997 - Outlaws All a Western Trio [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1997 - The Border Bandit [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Paperback
1997 - Men Beyond the Law a Western Trio [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Black Rider and Other Stories [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1996 - The Ghost Wagon and Other Great Western Adventures [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1996 - Sixteen in Nome a North-western Story [Thorndike Press Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - The Lightning Warrior Five Star Westerns [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Sunset Wins [Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)
1995 - Tamer of the Wild [Thorndike Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - The Jackson Trail [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - Dr Kildare Interns Can't Take Money [The Tales of Max Brand] (Hardcover)
1994 - The Desert Pilot [Black Horse Western] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Valley of the Jewels [Black Horse Westerns] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - The Crossbrand [Black Horse Western] (Hardcover)
1993 - Rancher's Revenge [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Dr Kildare's Trial [Lansdown Large Print Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1992 - Silvertip's Search [Lansdown Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Range Jester / Black Thunder [Western Doubles] (Paperback)
1991 - Outlaw Crew / the Best Bandit [Tor Double Western, No 18] (Paperback)
1991 - The Iron Trail [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
1991 - Bandit of the Black Hills [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
1991 - Coward of the Clan [A Max Brand Classic] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - The Red Bandanna/carcajou's Trail [Tor Double Western, No 15] (Paperback)
1988 - The Tenderfoot [Gunsmoke Western] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - Lawless Land [Black Horse Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - The Border Kid [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - Rangeland Avenger [A Black horse western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - The Nighthawk Trail [Silver Star Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Mountain Guns [A Black horse western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Three on the Trail [A Black horse western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1986 - Sixgun Legacy [Jove Western] (Paperback)
1986 - Trail of San Trieste [A Black horse western] (Hardcover)
1986 - Rogue Mustang [A Black horse western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Best Western Stories [Explore the Wild West with Max Brand, 2 - Large Print] (Hardcover)
1984 - Lawless Land [Silver Star Westerns] (Paperback)Hardcover
1983 - Hair Trigger Kid [Pocket Books, 930] (Paperback)
1979 - Tiger (Hardcover)
1979 - Reward (Paperback)Paperback
1949 - Brother of Cheyenne [Mentor Books] (Paperback)
Man From Savage Creek [Silver star westerns] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Stolen Stallion [Silvertip Adventure Series] (Hardcover)
The Thunderer [Black Horse Western] (Hardcover)
Oath of Office [Sagebrush Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Desert Pilot [Sagebrush Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Don Diablo a Western Story [G K Hall Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Outlaw Redeemer a Western Duo [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Don Diablo a Western Story [Five Star Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Lone Rider a Western Story [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Crusader a Western Story [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Blue Kingdom a Western Story [Five Star First Edition Western] (Hardcover)
Tiger Man [Author's Autobiography] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
Max Brand Battle's End/the Three Crosses [Max Brand/Tor Double Action Western, No 1] (Paperback)
King Charlie's Riders [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Other)
The Cross Brand [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Other)
Red Rock's Secret [Leisure Western] (Paperback)Hardcover
The False Rider [Gunsmoke Western] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Above the Law [Max Brand Stories] (Audio Cassette)
The One-way Trail a Western Trio [Sagebrush Large Print Westerns Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Untamed West Three Classic Westerns [Center Point Western Standard Large Print] (Other)
Sign of the Hawk a Western Duo [Center Point Premier Western Large Print] (Hardcover)
Outlaw's Pursuit a Western Duo [Western Standard Series] (Hardcover)
Gunman's Rendezvous a Western Trio [Western Standard Series] (Hardcover)
The White Indian [Center Point Premier Western Large Print] (Hardcover)
Peyton a Western Duo [Center Point Premier Western Large Print] (Other)
Old Carver Ranch [Western Standard Series] (Other)