The Plot to Seize the White House

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 1973 - History - 256 pages
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Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialistsin league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty Leagueplanned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American "brown shirts," depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They clandestinely asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to become the first American Caesar. He, though, was a true patriot and revealed the plot to journalists and to Congress. In a time when a President has invoked national security to circumvent constitutional checks and balances, this episode puts the spotlight on attacks upon our democracy and the individual courage needed to repel them.
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Review: The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR

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This is a wonderful tribute to General Smedley D. Butler, who was a career Marine. An extremely patriotic man, loved and respected by his men. During his service he concluded that the wars engaged in ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful tribute to General Smedley D. Butler, who was a career Marine. An extremely patriotic man, loved and respected by his men. During his service he concluded that the wars engaged in ... Read full review

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Jules Archernbsp;served for four years during World War II in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps. Born in New York City, he was also a freelance correspondent by order of General MacArthur. He is the author of many books on political events and personalities, including The Plot to Seize the White House; Mao Tse-tung; The Dictators; Hawks, Doves, and the Eagle; The Extremists; and Chou En-lai.

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