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War is a racket

Smedley D. Butler

War is a racket

by Smedley D. Butler

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Published by Gainesville, Fla. in Veterans for Peace, Inc .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Label mounted on t.p.: Gainesville, Fla.: Crises Press, 1995.

Statementby Smedley D. Butler.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 96/02424 (U)
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 39 p. ;
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL556620M
ISBN 10096401193X
LC Control Number96139264
OCLC/WorldCa34699911

War is A Racket was first published in The author, Smedley D. Butler, a retired major general in the US Marine Corps, draws on his experience of warfare to compare and contrast the lot of the poor ordinary soldier; whose role is to do and die; and those with commercial interests who do very nicely from the supply of military hardware and essential supplies to sustain s: War Is a Racket is Marine General Smedley Butler's classic treatise on why wars are conducted, who profits from them, and who pays the price. Few people are as qualified as General Butler to advance the argument encapsulated in his book's sensational title. When War Is a Racket was first published in , Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time.

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