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War Is a Racket : The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier
by Smedley Darlington Butler and Jesse Ventura


Overview - War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler. In these works, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.  Read more...

 
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Overview
War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler. In these works, 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 that was published in 1935, now republished with a foreword by former governor of Minnesota and New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura.

Jesse Ventura reviews Major General Butler's original writings and brings them up to date, relating them to our current political climate. Butler was a visionary in his day, and Ventura works to show how right he was and how wrong our current democracy is. Read for the first time Butler's words with Ventura's witty, yet insightful spin on this relevant work that will appeal not only to military historians, but also to those interested in the state of our country and the entire world.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781626361058
  • ISBN-10: 1626361053
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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