Howard Fast, 88; Best-Selling Author, Political Radical

From Associated Press

Howard Fast, a political radical and best-selling author who specialized in class-conscious historical novels such as "The Immigrants" and "Freedom Road," died Wednesday. He was 88.

Fast died at his home of natural causes, his wife, Mimi, told the Greenwich (Conn.) Time.

A full obituary will appear in Friday's California section.

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