Max Brand

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Max Brand
Max Brand
Max Brand
BornFrederick Schiller Faust
(1892-05-29)May 29, 1892
Seattle, Washington, United States
DiedMay 12, 1944(1944-05-12) (aged 51)
Italy in Santa Maria Infante
Resting placeUnited States
Pen nameMax Brand
George Owen Baxter
Evan Evans
George Evans
David Manning
John Frederick
Peter Morland
George Challis
Peter Ward
Frederick Frost
OccupationWriter, author
GenreWestern
SpouseDorothy Schillig
RelativesGilbert Leander Faust (father)
Louisa Elizabeth (Uriel) Faust (mother)
The "Max Brand" novel The Sword Lover was serialized in The Argosy in 1917
Faust's novel The Double Crown carried two of Faust's pen names when it was serialized in The Argosy in 1918

Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 – May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. Faust (as Max Brand) also created the popular fictional character of young medical intern Dr. James Kildare in a series of pulp fiction stories.[1] Faust's Kildare character was subsequently featured over several decades in other media, including a series of American theatrical films by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),[2] a radio series,[3] two television series,[4][5] and comics.[6][7] Faust's other pseudonyms include George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, George Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, Peter Ward and Frederick Frost.

Death[edit]

In early 1944, when Faust, Gruber, and fellow author Steve Fisher were working at Warner Brothers, they had "bull" sessions in the afternoons, along with Colonel Nee, who was a technical advisor sent from Washington DC. Amply charged with whiskey, Faust talked of getting assigned to a company of foot soldiers so he could experience the war and later write a great war novel. Colonel Nee said he could fix it for him and some weeks later he did, getting Faust an assignment for Harper's Magazine as a war correspondent in Italy. While traveling with American soldiers fighting in Italy in 1944, Faust was mortally wounded by shrapnel.[8][9]

Works[edit]

Dan Barry Series

  • The Untamed (1919)
  • The Night Horseman (1920)
  • The Seventh Man (1921)
  • Dan Barry’s Daughter (1923)

Ronicky Doone Trilogy

  • Ronicky Doone (1921)
  • Ronicky Doone’s Treasures (1922)
  • Ronicky Doone’s Rewards (1922)

Silvertip Series

  • Silvertip (1941)
  • The Man from Mustang (1942)
  • Silvertip’s Strike (1942)
  • Silvertip’s Roundup (1943)
  • Silvertip’s Trap (1943)
  • Silvertip’s Chase (1944)
  • Silvertip’s Search (1945)
  • The Stolen Stallion (1945)
  • Valley Thieves (1946)
  • Mountain Riders (1946)
  • The Valley of Vanishing Men (1947)
  • The False Rider (1947)

Dr. Kildare Series

  • Internes Can’t Take Money (1936)
  • Whiskey Sour (1938)
  • Young Doctor Kildare (1938)
  • Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
  • The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)
  • Dr. Kildare’s Girl and Dr. Kildare’s Hardest Case (1940)
  • Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)
  • Dr. Kildare’s Crisis (1941)
  • The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)

Tizzo the Firebrand Series

  • The Firebrand (1934)
  • The Great Betrayal (1935)
  • The Storm (1935)
  • The Cat and the Perfume (1935)
  • Claws of the Tigress (1935)
  • The Bait and the Trap (1935)
  • The Pearls of Bonfadini (1935)

Other Novels

  • Above the Law (1918)
  • Devil Ritter (1918)
  • Harrigan! (1918)
  • Riders of the Silences (1919)
  • Trailin'! (1919)
  • The Man Who Forgot Christmas (1920)
  • Black Jack (1921)
  • Bull Hunter (1921)
  • Donnegan (Gunman's Reckoning) (1921)
  • The Long, Long Trail (1921)
  • Sheriff Larrabee's Prisoner (1921)
  • A Shower of Silver (1921)
  • Way of the Lawless (1921)
  • Alcatraz (1922)
  • The Rangeland Avenger (1922)
  • The Garden of Eden (1922)
  • Wild Freedom (1922)
  • His Name His Fortune (1923)
  • Outlaw Breed (1923)
  • The Quest of Lee Garrison (1923)
  • Rodeo Ranch (1923)
  • Rustlers of Beacon Creek (The Winged Horse)(1923)
  • Soft Metal (1923)
  • "Sunset" Wins (1923) [writing as George Owen Baxter]
  • Under His Shirt (1923)
  • The Tenderfoot (1924)
  • The Whispering Outlaw [a.k.a. The Whisperer of the Wilderness] (1924)
  • In the River Bottom's Grip (1925)
  • The Black Rider (1925) [writing as George Owen Baxter]
  • Acres of Unrest (1926)
  • Werewolf (1926)
  • The White Cheyenne (1926)
  • The Mountain Fugitive (1927)
  • The Mustang Herder (1927)
  • The Gun Tamer (1928)
  • The Sheriff Rides (Silver Trail) (1928)
  • King of the Range (a.k.a. Strength of the Hills) (1929)
  • Destry Rides Again (1930)
  • Marbleface [a.k.a. Pokerface; The Tough Tenderfoot] (1930)
  • Sixteen in Nome (1930)
  • The Hair-Trigger Kid (1931)
  • The Boy who Found Christmas (1932)
  • The Lightning Warrior [a.k.a. The White Wolf] (1932)
  • Gunman's Gold (1933)
  • The King Bird Rides (Kingbird's Pursuit) (1933)
  • The Red Bandanna (1933)
  • Red Devil of the Range [a.k.a. The Red Pacer; Horseback Hellion; The Man From savage Creek] (1933)
  • The Song of the Whip (1936)
  • Happy Jack (1936)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Kildare - NBC (ended 1966)" (entry at TV.com database for 1960s "Dr. Kildare" TV series), accessed Mar. 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Mavis, Paul. "Dr. Kildare Movie Collection (Warner Archive Collection)" (DVD review). DVDtalk.com, Mar. 16, 2014, accessed Mar. 29, 2015.
  3. ^ The Digital Deli Online, "The Story of Dr. Kildare (Radio Program)." Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine. digitaldeliftp.com, accessed Mar. 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Mcneil, Alex. Total Television: The Comprehensive Guide to Programming from 1948 to the Present - Revised Edition. Penguin Books, 1996, p. 225. ISBN 978-0140249163.
  5. ^ "Young Dr. Kildare" overview, TVguide.com, accessed Mar. 29, 2015.
  6. ^ Polite Dissent (blog), "The Brief 'Golden Age of Medical Comics'," Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. politedissent.com, May 28, 2012, accessed March 29, 2015.
  7. ^ The Archivist, "Ask the Archivist: Calling Dr. Kildare." The Comics Kingdom Blog, comicskingdom.com, October 24, 2012, accessed March 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Kildare Creator Is Killed In Santa Maria Infante near Minturno Italy," by Milton Bracker, The New York Times, May 17, 1944.
  9. ^ "A Farewell To Max Brand," by Steve Fisher, published simultaneously in Argosy and Writer's Digest, in their August 1944 issues.

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