Gerald Hewes Carson

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General Information

Name: Gerald Hewes Carson

Pen Name: None

Genres: History

Born: 1899 in Carrollton, Illinois

Deceased: 1989 in Langhorne, Pa

Illinois Connection

Carson was born in Carrollton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

After spending his working years in advertising, Gerald Carson embarked upon a second career as an author during his retirement years. His specialty was social history, but his sense of humor and writing style gave his works a popular accessibility.

Published Works

  • The Old Country Store, Oxford University Press, 1954
  • Cornflake Crusade, Reinhart, 1957
  • The Roguish World of Doctor Brinkley, Reinhart, 1960
  • One for a Man, Two for a Horse, Doubleday, 1961
  • The Social History of Bourbon, Dodd, 1963
  • The Polite Americans: A Wide-Angle View of Our More or Less Good Manners over Three Hundred Years, Morrow, 1966
  • Men, Beasts, and Gods: A History of Cruelty and Kindness to Animals, Scribner, 1974
  • The Golden Egg: The Personal Income Tax, Where It Came From, How It Grew, Houghton Mifflin, 1976
  • A Good Day at Saratoga, American Bar Association, 1978
  • The Dentist and the Empress: The Adventures of Dr. Tom Evans in Gas-Lit Paris, Houghton Mifflin, 1983

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Old Country Store

Release Date: 1965

Cornflake crusade

Release Date: 1957

Literary Awards

External Links

Gerald Hewes Carson on WorldCat

Gerald Hewes Carson on Amazon


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