War Is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

War Is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

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ISBN-13: 9781510704275
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 124,811
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Smedley Darlington Butler was a major general in the US Marine Corps and at the time of his death was the most decorated marine in US history. He was the only person ever to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor.

Jesse Ventura is a former Independent governor of Minnesota, US Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, movie actor, New York Times bestselling author, and visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

David Talbot is the founder of Salon.com and author of history books Devil Dog (on Smedley Butler), Brothers, Season of the Witch, and The Devil’s Chessboard. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note ix

Introduction Jesse Ventura 1

War Is a Racket 13

Speeches:

Memorial Day Speech (1931) 43

Memorial Day Speech (1933) 47

Discovering America (1939) 53

The War in Europe (Undated) 65

Avoiding the War in the Pacific by Attending to our own Business (1939) 73

Concerning Law Enforcement (Undated) 77

Veterans' Rights (Undated) 89

Radio Addresses:

Address from October 11, 1939 97

Articles:

My Service with the Marines (Undated) 105

Dictatorship? (Undated) 129

The Peace Racket (Undated) 139

Let's Quit Kidding Ourselves (Undated) 149

America's Veteran Problem (1936) 159

Government Aid for Veterans (Undated) 171

The Chip on Uncle Sam's Shoulder (as told to Barney Yanofsky) (Undated) 179

War Is a Racket (Draft) 189

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