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War Is a Racket : The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier - Smedley D. Butler

War Is a Racket

The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780922915866
Number Of Pages: 80

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Originally printed in 1953, War is a Racket was the interventionist speech of the most decorated soldier in American history, a man twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, who was to be made the facist American leader in a 1932 coup d'etat. Instead, he exposed the attempt with this impressive, plain-speaking speech, one that has proven to be as popular with both peaceniks and anti-interventionists as it is extremely rare. This new edition offers an introduction contextualising Butler's speech and its importance on both sides of the fence decades after.

About the Author

General Smedley D. Butler was born in West Chester, Pa., in 1881. Educated at Haverford School he went on to become a Major General in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honour. He received a Distinguished Service Medal in 1919 and retired from the army in 1931, after which he became the director of the Department of Safety and Republican Candidate for Senate, whilst working as a lecturer. He died in 1940.

ISBN: 9780922915866
ISBN-10: 0922915865
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: FERAL HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 14.07  x 0.58
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Type: New edition

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