Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History

Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History

by Hans Schmidt
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Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History by Hans Schmidt

Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of America's foreign military expeditions from 1898 to the late 1920s. He became the leading national advocate for paramilitary police reform. Upon his retirement, however, he renounced war and imperialism and devoted his energy and prestige to various dissident and leftist political causes.

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ISBN-13: 9780813109572
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 595,279
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you're interested in Smedley Butler, check out the shocking story of how he uncovered the radical plot to overthrow FDR. It's an almost forgotten historical even but you can read about it in Jules Archer's The Plot to Seize the Whitehouse.