The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR

The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR

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by Jules Archer
     
 

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Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American "brown shirts," depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They clandestinely asked

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Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American "brown shirts," depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They clandestinely asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to become the first American Caesar. He, though, was a true patriot and revealed the plot to journalists and to Congress. In a time when a President has invoked national security to circumvent constitutional checks and balances, this episode puts the spotlight on attacks upon our democracy and the individual courage needed to repel them.

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“Fascinating and alarmingly true.”
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“Fascinating and alarmingly true.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602390362
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jules Archer served for four years during World War II in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps.
Born in New York City, he was also a freelance correspondent by order of
General MacArthur. He is the author of many books on political events and personalities, including The Plot to Seize the White House; Mao Tse-tung; The Dictators; Hawks, Doves, and the Eagle; The Extremists; and Chou En-lai.

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The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some stories are so shocking they seem to be fiction. The amazing part of this true-life history is that the events really happened and that the story has been covered up for sixty years. Great reading for conspiracy and history buffs. Radicals really did try to overthrow FDR!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is almost shocking, because it is true and no one--or almost no one--knows this episode on American history. Radicals really did try to overthrow FDR. Great reading for conspiracy buffs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jules Archer's outstanding research on a very little known event in modern US history. Gen. Smedley D. Butler was a true american patriot and had unique insight into the United States war making policy of the early 1900s and today?? While conspiracy buffs will enjoy this book, the truely frightful truth is this event actually did occur!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago