Devil Dog

Devil Dog

The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
A book with full-color original illustrations brings a riveting story to life, recounting the efforts of Major General Smedley Darlington, who joined the Marine Corps at age 16; took a Chinese bullet to the chest; fought around the globe; cleaned up crime and corruption; and foiled a plot against FDR.

Simon and Schuster
Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.

 

In DEVIL DOG, the most decorated Marine in history fights for America across the globe—and returns home to set his country straight.

 

Smedley Butler took a Chinese bullet to the chest at age eighteen, but that did not stop him from running down rebels in Nicaragua and Haiti, or from saving the lives of his men in France. But when he learned that America was trading the blood of Marines to make Wall Street fat cats even fatter, Butler went on a crusade. He threw the gangsters out of Philadelphia, faced down Herbert Hoover to help veterans, and blew the lid off a plot to overthrow FDR.

 

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439117743
1439117748
9781439109021
1439109028
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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