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Butler, Smedley D. (Smedley Darlington) 1881-1940

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Works: 45 works in 114 publications in 5 languages and 4,531 library holdings
Genres: Music  Records and correspondence  Biography  Musical settings  History  Fiction  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: HB195, 172.42
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War is a racket : the antiwar classic by America's most decorated General, two other anti-interventionist tracts, and photographs from the Horror of it by Smedley D Butler( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally printed in 1935, War Is a Racket is General Smedley Butler's frank speech describing his role as a soldier as nothing more than serving as a puppet for big-business interests. In addition to photos from the notorious 1932 anti-war book The Horror of It by Frederick A. Barber, this book includes two never-before-published anti-interventionist essays by General Butler. The introduction discusses why General Butler went against the corporate war machine and how he exposed a fascist coup d'etat plot against President Franklin Roosevelt. Widely appreciated and referenced by left- and right-wingers alike, this is an extraordinary argument against war - more relevant now than ever."--Jacket
War is a racket by Smedley D Butler( Book )

27 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Amazon.com
A sweeter music by Sarah Cahill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War is a racket by Smedley D Butler( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on how the greed of a privileged few, subsidized by public funding, creates substantial profits for themselves from mass human suffering. This was a speech given by General Butler during a nationwide tour in the early 1930's, but it applies today. Listen as he frankly discusses, from his experience as a career military officer, how business interests commercially benefit from warfare. He then suggests several practical solutions for reducing the pillage
Walter Garvin in Mexico by Smedley D Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paraguay, a gallant little nation : the story of Paraguay's war with Bolivia by Philip De Ronde( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Smedley Darlington Butler : the letters of a leatherneck, 1898-1931 by Smedley D Butler( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler was a maverick Marine, the emblem of the old corps, and one of the most controversial figures in Marine history. He was a high school dropout who became a major general; a Quaker and a devout family man who was one of the toughest of the Marines; an aristocrat who championed the common man; a leader who thought of himself as striving to help the oppressed of the countries he occupied as the commander of an imperial fighting force. This work is an annotated edition of his letters covering the period from Butler's commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps to his retirement as a Major General.''This is the first time the majority of these letters have been made public, and the book offers the reader a first-hand look at the motivations and attitudes of the American military as it implemented U.S. foreign policy at the turn of the century. There is extensive coverage of U.S. interventions in Nicaragua, Haiti, and China from a man on the scene, offering an immediate perspective to those events. General Butler won two Congressional Medals of Honor, as well as numerous other U.S. and foreign medals, including two Umbrellas of Ten Thousand Blessings from two Chinese cities--honors never before given to a non-Chinese. Military and diplomatic historians, as well as Marine and Navy enthusiasts, will find this superbly edited and annotated collection of interest and value
American marines in China by Smedley D Butler( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Speech. Smedley Butler talks on Black Shirts in America, Philadelphia. Hearst vault material, HVMc71r2, 1447] by Smedley D Butler( Visual )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An experimental investigation of column stresses by the photoelastic process and a comparison of the results with those obtained by theoretical methods by Smedley D Butler( )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making a killing : from bayonet capitalism to corporate plutocracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the history of America's use of military and espionage forces to promote and protect private American corporate interests around the globe, from Manifest Destiny to the Global War On Terror. Much of the film is told through the voices the presidents, senators, generals, writers, and common citizens of history. It features the words of Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, the most-decorated American Marine in history, whose post-service memoir, War Is A Racket, provides a grim view of the history of America's "spreading of democracy." Includes commentary by Howard Zinn, the author of A People's History of American Empire, which presents a sobering re-assessment of the all-too-familiar whitewashed versions of American history
War is a racket, by Smedley D. Butler. New York, Round Table Press, 1935 by Smedley D Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

War is just a racket : for speaking pianist (2008) by Kyle Gann( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emergency Peace Campaign records by Emergency Peace Campaign (U.S.)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes minutes, reports of field workers and peace caravans, correspondence, financial records, pledges of abstinence from war, publications, clippings, local peace council materials, and files of five of the campaign's twenty area offices (Kansas City, New York City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Michigan)
Militarism by Smedley D Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dear Smedley : personal correspondence of John A. LeJeune and Smedley D. Butler 1927-1928( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Militarism by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, retired by Smedley D Butler( )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[First flight cover : to] H. Bauer( )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Butler, Smedley.

Butler, Smedley D.

Butler, Smedley Darlington 1881-1940

Smedley Butler Amerikaans n/a (1881-1940)

Smedley Butler général américain

Smedley Butler generale statunitense

Smedley D. Butler Generalmajor beim United States Marine Corps

Smedley Darlington Butler

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War is a racketGeneral Smedley Darlington Butler : the letters of a leatherneck, 1898-1931Maverick Marine : General Smedley D. Butler and the contradictions of American military historyDevil dog : the amazing true story of the man who saved AmericaGeneral Smedley Darlington Butler : the letters of a leatherneck, 1898-1931Smedley D. Butler, USMC : a biography