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Julius Fast

Julius Fast, American writer, editor. Recipient Edgar, Mystery Writers America award, 1945. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.


  • Fast, Julius was born on April 17, 1919 in New York City. Son of Barnett Arthur and Ida (Miller) Fast.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, New York University, 1941.


    • Senior writer Smith, Kline & French Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, 1955-1957. Chief department medical communications Purdue Fredericks, New York City, 1957-1962. Feature editor Medical News, 1962-1963.

      Senior editor Medical World News, 1963-1964. Editor Ob-Gyn Observer, New York City, 1965-1975.


    • Body Language
    • This classic books introduces kinetics, the science of non-verbal communication, which is used to analyze the common gestures we use and observe every day, gestures which reveal our deepest feelings and hidden thoughts to total strangers―if they know how to read them.
    • The Legal Atlas of the United States
    • Provides a cartographic reference to law and legal issues, the legal system, and crime in the United States, covering such subjects as marriage, divorce, school prayer, and abortion.
    • The league of grey-eyed women
    • Science fiction novel in which protagonist Jack Freeman enters a nightmare world when he opts for an experimental treatment for terminal cancer.


    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.


    • Married Barbara Hewitt Sher, June 8, 1946. Children: Jennifer, Melissa, Timothy Hewitt.
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    Born April 17, 1919
    Died December 16, 2008
    (aged 89)
    • 1941
      New York University
    • 1955 - 1957
      Senior, writer Smith
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1957 - 1962
      chief department medical communications Purdue Fredericks
    • 1962 - 1963
      feature editor Medical News
    • 1963 - 1964
      senior, editor Medical World News
    • 1965 - 1975
      editor Ob-Gyn Observer