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March 14, 2003
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Howard Fast, a best-selling author who served time in prison during the McCarthy era, died Wednesday at 88. Fast wrote more than 80 books, including “Citizen Tom Paine” and “Spartacus,” which was later made into a movie starring Kirk Douglas. In 1950, he spent three months in prison for contempt of Congress after he refused to produce records of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee.

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