Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 5, 2010 - History - 160 pages
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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.

 
 

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Totally compelling, if too breathless, tale of Marine General Smedley Butler, who enlisted at age 16 to fight in the Spanish-American War, led a company of Marines in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of ... Read full review

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David Talbot, author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, is the founder and CEO of Salon. He lives in San Francisco.

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