Devil Dog

Devil Dog

The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America

Book - 2010
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Devil's Dogis an amazing, illustrated true-life tale of the Marine who fought around the globe and blew the lid off a plot against FDR-combining the best of nonfiction and graphic narratives in a thrilling new format.

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler joined the Marine Corps at age sixteen, and two years later took a Chinese bullet to the chest. Butler then fought in Haiti, Nicaragua, and France-and then realized that "war is a racket." Back home, he cleaned up crime in Philadelphia, faced down Herbert Hoover to help destitute veterans, and foiled a plot against FDR masterminded by J.P. Morgan and the DuPonts.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439109021
1439109028
Branch Call Number: BIO BUTLER S. Talbot 12/2010
Characteristics: 151 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,27 cm.

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StarGladiator
Nov 18, 2013

History made real and exciting, from the founder of the web site, salon.com, David Talbot delivers on American history which few people know. Follow that with his book on the Kennedy brothers (President John F. Kennedy, and Sen. Bobby Kennedy), "Brothers" and you are way ahead of most citizens.

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olsesusan
Nov 06, 2015

Why the life of Gen. Butler isn't taught to schoolchildren in America (at least it wasn't to anyone I've ever encountered), is beyond me. But the rich and powerful, especially those connected to Wall St, were enchanted if not seduced by the ideology of fascism, and would have installed a fascist regime in America had it not been for the guts of this man. But it was the fascism of Mussolini that Butler attacked the most vehemently, and America may still be embarrassed by the fact that Mussolini was such a darling of the American business elites. Butler was ordered to apologize for his 'slander' of il Duce, which he refused to do, and his scathing criticisms would still embarrass American capitalism and military foreign policy to this day. This story is full of interesting, behind the scenes details of that era, and is well worth reading. The illustrations do a good job of portraying the times and make the characters come alive.

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