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Alice Kaplan

Originally posted October 2005

The Interpreter

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There were 70 American soldiers executed for crimes against civilians in Europe, during World War Two. Of those 70, however, 55 were black, even though less than nine percent of American soldiers were black. Duke professor Alice Kaplan focuses on two courts-martial in France to dramatize the vastly different treatment given white and black soldiers. Inspired by the work of a French novelist, her book is called The Interpreter.

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