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Publication Order of Bull Hunter Books

Bull Hunter (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bull Hunter's Romance (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dan Barry Books

The Untamed (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Horseman (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Man (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dan Barry's Daughter (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dr. Kildare Books

Calling Dr. Kildare (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Kildare Takes Charge (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Kildare's Trial (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Dr. Kildare (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Kildare's Search (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Free Range Lanning Books

Free Range Lanning / Way of the Lawless (As: George Owen Baxter) (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Free Range Lanning (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Golden West Books

with Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, Jon Tuska, Christopher Lane
Stories of the Golden West, Book 3 (With: Zane Grey,Jon Tuska,Christopher Lane) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (With: Grover Gardner,Zane Grey,Jon Tuska) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Louis L'Amour,Zane Grey) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Luck Books

Publication Order of Montana Books

as Evan Evans
Montana Rides! (As: Evan Evans) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana Rides Again (As: Evan Evans) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ronicky Doone Books

Ronicky Doone (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ronicky Doone's Treasure (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ronicky Doone's Reward (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rusty Sabin Saga Books

as George Owen Baxter
Call of the Blood / Red Hawk and White Horse / War Party (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother of the Cheyennes (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheyenne Gold (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Silvertip Books

Valley Thieves (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The False Rider (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man From Mustang (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip's Strike (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip's Roundup (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip's Trap (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fighting Four (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip's Chase (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvertip's Search (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Stallion (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Riders (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of Vanishing Men (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Rancher Books

The Rancher's Revenge (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Rancher (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thunder Moon Books

Thunder Moon (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Moon's Challenge (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Moon Strikes (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farewell, Thunder Moon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Thunder Moon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Harrigan (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of the Silences (As: John Frederick, With: Frank Tenney Johnson) (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trailin'! (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunmen's Feud / Jerry Peyton's Notched Inheritance (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Rider / Clung (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ten-Foot Chain (With: Achmed Abdullah,E.K. Means,P.P. Sheehan) (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunman's Reckoning (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Eden (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil Horse (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gauntlet (As: George Owen Baxter) (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hired Guns (As: Frederick Faust) (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donnegan / The Guns of Dorking Hollow (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long, Long Trail (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Night (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Train's Trust (As: George Owen Baxter) (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentle Gunman (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rangeland Avenger (As: George Owen Baxter) (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Brain (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Outposts (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering Outlaw (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Signal (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Charlie (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jim Curry's Test (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wooden Guns (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Silver Tip (As: George Owen Baxter) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bronze Collar (As: John Frederick) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Jack (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tyrant (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Eagle (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brute (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Splendid Rascal (As: George Challis) (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsieur (As: George Challis) (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackie and Red (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fate's Honeymoon (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fastest Draw / Senor Jingle Bells (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue Jay (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pride of Tyson (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flaming Irons (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mountain Fugitive (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trap at Comanche Bend (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail to San Triste (As: George Owen Baxter) (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Western Tommy (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword Lover (As: John Frederick) (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Trail of Four (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bandit's Honor (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw Tamer (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Ranch (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sawdust and Sixguns / The Tenderfoot / Outlaw's Gold (As: Evan Evans) (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Wolf (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Border Guns (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Valley (As: Evan Evans) (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mustang Herder (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pleasant Jim / Six-Gun Ambush (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pillar Mountain (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killers / Three on the Trail / Gunman's Goal (As: George Owen Baxter) (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Trail (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistral (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gun Tamer (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galloping Broncos (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destry Rides Again (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw of Buffalo Flat (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smiling Charlie (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Courage (As: Evan Evans) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Happy Valley (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dionysus in Hades (As: Frederick Faust) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley Vultures (As: Frederick Faust) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty Notches (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drifter's Vengeance (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longhorn Feud (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunman's Legacy (As: Evan Evans) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jackson Trail (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saddlemates (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jingo (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King Bird Rides (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slow Joe (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fightin' Fool / A Fairly Slick Guy (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thunderer (As: Frederick Faust) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunman's Gold (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Devil of the Range (As: George Owen Baxter) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brothers on the Trail (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timbal Gulch Trail (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheriff Rides (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smuggler's Trail (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Treasure (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunted Riders (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven of Diamonds / Law of the Gun (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cross Over Nine (As: Walter C. Butler) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bait and the Trap (As: George Challis) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firebrand (As: George Challis) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rustlers of Beacon Creek (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Flower (As: Walter C. Butler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
South of Rio Grande (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Song of the Whip (As: Evan Evans) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Jack / Outlaw Rider (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Agent Number One (As: Frederick Frost) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Streak (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Golden Angels (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smoking Land (As: George Challis) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Trail / Desert Showdown (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spy Meets Spy (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Knight (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bamboo Whistle (As: Frederick Frost) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead or Alive (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Trail‏ (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Singing Guns (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Naked Blade (As: George Challis) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marbleface (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dude (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Trail (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of the Plains (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cleaned Out (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengence Trail (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Border Kid (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Border Bandit (As: Evan Evans) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Chance (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rescue of Broken Arrow (As: Evan Evans) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Trails (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Single Jack (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bandit of the Black Hills (As: Frederick Faust) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hair-Trigger Kid (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tragedy Trail (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Larramee's Ranch (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smiling Desperado (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw's Code (As: Evan Evans) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gambler (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Outlaw (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Breed (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speedy (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail Partners (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Trail (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hair-Trigger Kid (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Larribee (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Trail (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown (As: Evan Evans) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Cheyenne (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Chase (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamer of the Wild (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mighty Lobo (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Lightning (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stranger (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torture Trail (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ride the Wild Trail (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stingaree (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rippon Rides Double (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Kid (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ambush at Torture Canyon (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Valley (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Luck of the Spindrift (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Party (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Spy (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Game (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunman's Goal (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steve Train's Ordeal (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Cheyenne (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Wolf (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Showdown (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rawhide Justice (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Savage Creek (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rider of the High Hills / Rider of the High Hill (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reward (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotgun Law (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bells of San Filipo (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm on the Range (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunfighter's Return (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galloping Danger (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man From The Wilderness (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six-Gun Country (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Freedom (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Revenge of Broken Arrow (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of the Range (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawless Land (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of a Gunman (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in Timberline (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Guns (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentle Desperado (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Mustang (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail of San Trieste (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixgun Legacy (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nighthawk Trail (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Man Posse (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coward of the Clan (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carcajou's Trail (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fugitive's Fire (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Crosses (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Thunder (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle's End (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Bandit (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Gentlemen (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cross Brand (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth Magic (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Charlie's Riders (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger Man (As: George Owen Baxter) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust Across the Range (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chip Champions a Lady (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desert Pilot (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of Jewels (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outcast Breed (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Free Range Lanning (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixteen in Nome (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Above the Law (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest of Lee Garrison / Lee Garrison's Quest (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Me! (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset Wins (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf Strain (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One-Way Trail (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Rider (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Wagon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Warrior (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone That Shines (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fugitive's Mission (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Rides Tonight! (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laughter of Slim Malone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werewolf (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City in the Sky (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Hills of Monterey (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chinook (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safety McTee (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Faces (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Valley (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two-Handed Man (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Geraldi Trail (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Survival of Juan Oro (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fear of Morgan the Fearless (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold Trail (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sagebrush Cinderella (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masterman (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw Redeemer (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peril Trek (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bright Face of Danger (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Gold (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don Diablo (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Welding Quirt (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crusader (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Rider (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoking Guns (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Kingdom (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Runaways (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Storms (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble's Messenger (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dogs of the Captain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure Well (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acres of Unrest (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaws from Afar (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rancher's Legacy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Made (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iron Dust (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning of Gold (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bandit's Trail (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Carver Ranch (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stagecoach (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brass Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf and the Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lightning Warrior (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Champion of Lost Causes (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Wilderness (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail Beyond (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tracker (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Cat (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winged Horse (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torturous Trek (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daring Duval (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sour Creek Valley (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Hawk's Trail (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Rider (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jigger Bunts (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Village Street and Other Poems (As: Frederick Faust) (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wine on the Desert and Other Stories (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Notebooks and Poems of Max Brand (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Wild West (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Brand's Best Western Stories, Vol. 1 (With: William F. Nolan) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wine on the Desert (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Brand's Best Western Stories, Vol. 2 (With: William F. Nolan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sacking of El Dorado (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Stories of Max Brand (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Wagon and Other Great Western Adventures (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Rider and Other Stories (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaws All (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bells of San Carlos (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slumber Mountain (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Men Beyond the Law (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Sixes (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abandoned Outlaw (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rock of Kiever (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oath of Office (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Gold (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales of the Wild West (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timber Line (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Overland Kid (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jokers Extra Wild (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flaming Fortune (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Streak (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luck and a Horse (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laboratory Excursions (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/25: Families R-z (As: John Frederick) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bold West Books

The Bold West, Volume 10 (With: Dan Cushman,Ray Hogan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold West, Volume 12 (With: Eugene Cunningham,Les Savage Jr.) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold West, Edition 13 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,T.T. Flynn) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold West, Edition 17 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Ernest Haycox,T.T. Flynn) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold West, Volume 27 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Peter Dawson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold West, Edition 32 (With: Jane Candia Coleman,Stephen Overholser) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

21 Great Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Frontier(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden West(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the West(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulp Adventures #27(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Cat Weekly #22(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Max Brand is the pen name of author Frederick Faust. He wrote literary Westerns and a series of pulp fiction novels about a young medical intern named Dr. James Kildare. Faust and his wife, Dorothy, had three kids after marrying in 1917. In 1921, he would suffer a major heart attack that would cause him to suffer major heart problems until his dying days. Faust was born May 29 in the year 1892 in Seattle, Washington and died fifty-one years later on May 12, 1944; he died just seventeen days before he turned fifty-two.

Even still, he is one of the most prolific authors of all time, challenging Asimov and Edgar Wallace; his career output is about twenty-five million to thirty million words of literature. This includes the novels (well over five hundred) and just about as many short stories and even poetry. He could write over ten thousand words in a single weekend. New books from the man continue to be coming out, making him average three new books a year for three-quarters of a century. Faust was able to train himself to write well over ten pages a day, and always wrote original stuff, never adapting someone else’s work into a screenplay.

He grew up in California, and worked as a cowhand on a ranch that was located in the San Joaquin Valley. He went to University of California- Berkley. It was here that he would start writing; whether it be for poetry publications, publications for students, and newspapers. He did not graduate from college, but would join the Canadian Army in the year 1915, but moved to New York, deserting. The 1910s saw Faust publish to different pulp publications, and would write millions of words in the 1920s for certain publications. He was rejected from enlisting in the military to join the fight in World War I.

In the 1930s, Faust worked for Warner Brothers writing screenplays making in one week what some other writers made for the whole year. He did not like his success and found that he was made to write poetry, so much so that he would only publish poetry under his real name. He had many pen names that he wrote under, his favorite being Max Brand. He would write many series throughout his long career as an author.

Faust drew on his love of mythology to use in his fiction writing and some believe that this inspiration accounts for some of his successes as a popular writer.

It is said about Faust, by Frank Gruber (another author), who wrote “The Pulp Jungle”, and said that Faust was over six feet tall and around two hundred pounds, with what appeared to be not a single ounce of fat. It is also said that the man could drink two quarts of whiskey in a span of only eight hours.

“Calling Dr. Kildare” is the first novel in the “Dr. Kildare” series by Max Brand that came out in 1940. During, what some doctors believe is a case of Q Fever, Dr. Gillespie fires James Kildare after the two fight over how to handle it. Kildare is made to work with a nurse named Lamont and another named Byrd to stooge on them.

Fans of the novel liked the way the author writes about character and the way he sets up Kildare as a character to watch in future novels. There were some very great scenes that make readers want to read and re-read this man’s work, and cannot wait to get their hands on further installments.

Some readers did not like how the men treat the women in the novel, finding their behavior to be outdated and it is really not how men are supposed to act.

“The Secret of Dr. Kildare” is the second novel in the “Dr. Kildare” series by Max Brand that came out in 1940. A patient named Nancy wants to feel better; more than that she needs to. So much so that she would do anything to heal herself, even if it meant going to a faith healer. He knows though that to say anything to the authorities about the quack doctor she is seeing would mean that he would lose Nancy. And she would lose her, as she needs him and cannot live without him.

Fans of the novel liked the way that the novel takes readers back to another time in history when doctors were thought of as being godlike. Others liked the way the author tells the story and makes the characters the center of the story and the mystery found within the novel. It was fascinating for some to see how much things have changed in the medical field.

Some readers did not like how dated the novel was, due to the fact that there were certain offensive parts found inside, finding them politically incorrect. This novel has words and phrases that did not make sense to them, the old slang used was just hard for them to get used to.

“Dr. Kildare Takes Charge” is the third novel in the “Dr. Kildare” series by Max Brand that came out in 1941. Kildare has to decide between the lovely nurse that he loves or saving two young lovers. It makes Mary, his girlfriend, wonder what would have make him walk out on her and Dr. Gillespie without saying goodbye to her and her love, and Gillespie’s faith in him.

Fans of the novel enjoyed getting to the bottom of things in this one, finding that anyone who has enjoyed the books so far will be in for a treat this time. Some said that the novel kept them reading until the morning hours, wanting to know how the main male and main female’s story line would shake out.

Some readers did not like the novel took a long time getting going, and that they found their attention’s on other things, finding that it was easy to put this book down in favor of something else.

Dr. Kildare was adapted into many different media that include comics, radio, movies, and television. A character he created named Destry appeared in many different movies throughout the ages.

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One Response to “Max Brand”

  1. Eystein Walberg: 2 years ago

    I am an old man now, 84 years old, and I have collected books by Max Brand since I was 15 years old. This page was of great interest, and I will add it to my list of Max Brand-background


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