Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerald Hewes Carson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1899 in Carrollton, Illinois

-- Gerald Hewes Carson on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Old Country Store

E.P.Dutton. 1965

An account of retail merchandising from 1790-1921 with all the daily feelings of a country store owner.

Cornflake crusade

Rinehart. 1957

History, humor. First edition, Rinehart logo on cr page. Book very nice, spine ends lightly bumped, interior clean and tight, pages toned, top edge dusty. dust jacket rubbed, light soil, no tears. Uncommon title.

The Roguish World of Doctor Brinkley

Rinehart and Company. 1960

One for a Man, Two for a Horse: A Pictorial History, Grave and Comic, of Patent Medicines

Doubleday & Company. 1961

The Social History of Bourbon: An Unhurried Account of Our Star-Spangled American Drink
ISBN: 0813115094

Univ Pr of Kentucky. 1984

1984 edition bound in blue cloth, black & white ills., 280 pages. About Fine in DJ. Owner's address label on front endpaper, his name is stamped to the bottom edge of the page blocks & his blindstamp appears on the 1/2 title page else Fine in DJ.

The Polite Americans: A Wide-Angle View of Our More or Less Good Manners Over 300 Years
ISBN: 031322417X

Praeger. 1980

Men, Beasts, and Gods: A History of Cruelty and Kindness to Animals
ISBN: 068413716X

Encore Editions. 1974

A Good Day at Saratoga
ISBN: B0006CZT76

American Bar Association. 1978

Commissioned for the centennial of the American Bar Association.

The Dentist and the Empress The Adventures of Dr. Tom Evans in Gas-lit Paris
ISBN: 0395331226

Houghton Mifflin. 1983

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