The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2007 - History - 256 pages
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Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned 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.

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This book concerns a little known, but potentially catastrophic, incident in American history when an apparent fascist plot was uncovered, led by prominent US industrialists, to overthrow president ... Read full review

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Amazing story and the economic and social conditions are eerily like our current situation. 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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