Sawdust and Sixguns

New York: Harper & Brothers, (1928, circa 1950).

Price: $75.00

Hardcover. First edition (copyright date is stated as 1928, the date of the serial publication, but this book published in 1950). General wear to the boards, about very good in good dustwrapper with several shallow chips. Ex-circus star goes west and uses his riding and knife-throwing skills to good effect.

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Sawdust and Sixguns. Evan EVANS, Frederick Faust aka Max Brand.

Max Brand
birth name: Frederick Schiller Faust
born: 5/29/1892
died: 5/12/1944

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Biography

Seattle-born author who worked as a cowhand in California, attended Berkeley, joined then deserted the Canadian Army, and finally settled down to writing full-time. He was incredibly prolific and wrote numerous books under his birth name (Frederick Faust) and a variety of pseudonyms. Today he is best known for his work published as Max Brand, including the classic Western Destry Rides Again and his popular series Dr. Kildare. Although middle-aged when WWII broke out and suffering from chronic heart disease (he had had a heart attack in 1921), he became a front line war correspondent and was fatally wounded by shrapnel in Italy in 1944.more

Collecting tips:

Brand wrote so many works that a complete collection will take you quite a while to assemble. His most desirable, and hence most expensive, include his first, The Untamed, Destry Rides Again, and Calling Dr. Kildare, featuring his stalwart physician hero.more