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War Is a Racket : With the War Prayer and the Complaint of Peace
by Smedley D. Butler


Overview - Major General Smedley D Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true 'fighting marine' whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought and bled and died were all pre-planned conflicts, designed not so much to defend America as to bloat the balance sheets of US banks and corporations.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Major General Smedley D Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true 'fighting marine' whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought and bled and died were all pre-planned conflicts, designed not so much to defend America as to bloat the balance sheets of US banks and corporations. Filled with astounding details of the benefits the few make from the sufferings of the many, 'War is A Racket' is as relevant today as when it was first written. Mark Twain's 'The War Prayer' was considered so explosive by his contemporaries that the short anti-war piece was authorized for publication only after his death. 'The Complaint of Peace' was written in 1521 by Desiderius Erasmus, one of the greatest scholars of his day, as a reaction to the warlike times in which he lived. After an interval of nearly 500 years, this thoughtful critique of war still rings true.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781908388322
  • ISBN-10: 1908388323
  • Publisher: Aziloth Books
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 108
  • Dimensions: 7.81 x 5.06 x 0.22 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


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Books > History > Military - United States
Books > History > Military - Wars & Conflicts (Other)
Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
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