WorldCat Identities

Beals, Carleton 1893-1979

Overview
Works: 103 works in 602 publications in 2 languages and 18,331 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works by Carleton Beals
The crime of Cuba by Carleton Beals( Book )

35 editions published between 1931 and 1970 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Draws on the account of World War II French political novelist and court interpreter Louis Guilloux, who witnessed general Patton's example-setting executions of seventy American troops, many of whom the interpreter believed were condemned because of their race. No story of World War II is more triumphant than the liberation of France, made famous in countless photos of Parisians waving American flags and kissing GIs, as columns of troops paraded down the Champs Elysees. Yet liberation is a messy, complex affair, in which cultural understanding can be as elusive as the search for justice by both the liberators and the liberated. Occupying powers import their own injustices, and often even magnify them, away from the prying eyes of home. One of the least-known stories of the American liberation of France, from 1944 to 1946, is also one of the ugliest and least understood chapters in the history of Jim Crow. The first man to grapple with this failure of justice was an eyewitness: the interpreter Louis Guilloux. Now, in The Interpreter, prize-winning author Alice Kaplan combines extraordinary research and brilliant writing to recover the story both as Guilloux first saw it, and as it still haunts us today. When the Americans helped to free Brittany in the summer of 1944, they were determined to treat the French differently than had the Nazi occupiers of the previous four years. Crimes committed against the locals were not to be tolerated. General Patton issued an order that any accused criminals would be tried by court-martial and that severe sentences, including the death penalty, would be imposed for the crime of rape. Mostly represented among service troops, African Americans made up a small fraction of the Army. Yet they were tried for the majority of capital cases, and they were found guilty with devastating frequency: 55 of 70 men executed by the Army in Europe were African American -- or 79 percent, in an Army that was only 8.5 percent black. Alice Kaplan's towering achievement in The Interpreter is to recall this outrage through a single, very human story. Louis Guilloux was one of France's most prominent novelists even before he was asked to act as an interpreter at a few courts-martial. Through his eyes, Kaplan narrates two mirror-image trials and introduces us to the men and women in the courtrooms. James Hendricks fired a shot through a door, after many drinks, and killed a man. George Whittington shot and killed a man in an open courtyard, after an argument and many drinks. Hendricks was black. Whittington was white. Both were court-martialed by the Army VIII Corps and tried in the same room, with some of the same officers participating. Yet the outcomes could not have been more different. Guilloux instinctively liked the Americans with whom he worked, but he could not get over seeing African Americans condemned to hang, Hendricks among them, while whites went free. He wrote about what he had observed in his diary, and years later in a novel. Other witnesses have survived to talk to Kaplan in person. In Kaplan's hands, the two crimes and trials are searing events. The lawyers, judges, and accused are all sympathetic, their actions understandable. Yet despite their best intentions, heartbreak and injustice result. In an epilogue, Kaplan introduces us to the family of James Hendricks, who were never informed of his fate, and who still hope that his remains will be transferred back home. James Hendricks rests, with 95 other men, in a U.S. military cemetery in France, filled with anonymous graves
Porfirio Diaz, dictator of Mexico by Carleton Beals( Book )

30 editions published between 1932 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming struggle for Latin America by Carleton Beals( Book )

43 editions published between 1929 and 1942 in English and Spanish and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin America : world in revolution by Carleton Beals( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican maze by Carleton Beals( Book )

25 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a travel book into time as well as through strange valleys and along tropical coasts. Layer upon layer of centuries of culture are unwrapped, in leaves from a notebook of 15 years of war & revolution & peace
Nomads and empire builders : native peoples and cultures of South America by Carleton Beals( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great revolt and its leaders: the history of popular American uprisings in the 1890's by Carleton Beals( Book )

12 editions published between 1918 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War within a war; the Confederacy against itself by Carleton Beals( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the South's Union sympathizers who rebelled against the Confederacy, and the methods they used to show resistance
Brass-knuckle crusade; the great Know-Nothing conspiracy, 1820-1860 by Carleton Beals( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eagles of the Andes; South American struggles for independence by Carleton Beals( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of revolution by Carleton Beals( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Yankee heritage; New England's contribution to American civilization by Carleton Beals( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banana gold by Carleton Beals( Book )

24 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in a New England snowstorm, a family is sheltered by a mysterious old man who disappears the next morning, leaving behind a magical "Christmas card."
Great guerrilla warriors by Carleton Beals( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America south by Carleton Beals( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1940 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire on the Andes by Carleton Beals( Book )

11 editions published between 1934 and 1954 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow
Rio Grande to Cape Horn by Carleton Beals( Book )

14 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyclone Carry, the story of Carry Nation by Carleton Beals( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the crusader against alcohol and tobacco who stirred America at the beginning of the 20th century
The story of Huey P. Long by Carleton Beals( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pan America by Carleton Beals( Book )

10 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Carleton Beals American journalist, book author, and crusader

Carleton Beals Amerikaans journalist (1893-1979)

Carleton Beals periodista estadounidense

Languages
English (300)

Spanish (33)