Searching for Barton Carter

Searching for Barton Carter

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In 1936, Barton Carter, a talented young man from a wealthy New England family, turned away from the future laid out for him to fight against Fascism in the Spanish Civil Wara€”and disappeared in the midst of that fight when he was only twenty-three years old. Carter had just been jilted by his English fiancAce two weeks before their wedding when a Spanish Nationalist acquaintance asked him to travel to Barcelona to retrieve some of his familya€™s possessions. Carter jumped at the chance for an adventure and a change of scene. During his two-week Spanish sojourn, his beliefs were radically changed by exposure to the countrya€™s civil war, driving his involvement in Communisma€”a political movement in opposition to everything for which his family stood. He also found himself working with Spanish orphans and serving as the administrator of four orphanages, where he saved the lives of thousands of children. This narrative biography explores the life of a young American who saw the horrific effects of Fascism on the children of Spain and responded with bravery and dedication to rescue them.I speak for him when I say you bear the infirmities and wear the scars of the victimized Spanish children.a€ During ... Given his fathera#39;s positive reaction, Nick responded, a€œThank you for your support. ... Having heard this sentence hundreds of times, while I was watching you deliver your speech, I finally understood its meaning.

Title:Searching for Barton Carter
Author:Nancy Barton Carter Clough
Publisher:iUniverse - 2015-08-27


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