My Glorious Brothers

My Glorious Brothers is a historical novel by the Jewish American novelist Howard Fast, depicting the 167 BC Maccabeean revolt against the Greek-Seleucid Empire. The book, which deals with Jewish independence and self-determination, was published in 1948, during the 1947–1949 Palestine war.

My Glorious Brothers
First edition cover
AuthorHoward Fast
Cover artistAlan Haemer
CountryUnited States
SubjectMaccabeean revolt
GenreHistorical novel
Published1948 by Little, Brown
Media typePrint
Pages280 pp
LC ClassPS3511.A784

The story takes place in the days before the rebellion, and during the ensuing battles. The heroes of the novel are the Hasmoneans in general, and Judas Maccabeus in particular. In addition to the historical facts, Fast added some personal rivalries among the Maccabean brothers.

A play based on My Glorious Brothers, performed in kibbutz Sarid, 1951.

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