War is a Racket

War is a Racket

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by Smedley Butler
     
 

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War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.
After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen.

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War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.
After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech "War is a Racket". The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title that was published in 1935 by Round Table Press, Inc., of New York. The booklet was also condensed in Reader's Digest as a book supplement which helped popularize his message. In an introduction to the Reader's Digest version, Lowell Thomas, the "as told to" author of Butler's oral autobiographical adventures, praised Butler's "moral as well as physical courage"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014872850
Publisher:
Aristeus Books
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
25
Sales rank:
364,652
File size:
51 KB

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War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Vetaran writes about the sorrows of war.