General Smedley Darlington Butler: The Letters of a Leatherneck, 1898-1931

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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.

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Major General Butler was a maverick marine, the emblem of the old corps, and one of the most controversial figures in Marine history. This work is an annotated edition of his letters covering the period from Butler's commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps to his retirement as Major General.

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Anne Cipriano Venzon is a freelance author and editor. She is a consulting editor for the Papers of Woodrow Wilson. She has a PhD in history from Princeton University. She is the author of An Annotated Bibliography of the Spanish American War (1990).

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Book Description Praeger Pub Text, Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. General Smedley Darlington Butler: The Letters of a Leatherneck, 1898-1931. General Smedley Butler was the most colorful of Marine heroes and legends. Twice awarded the Medal of Honor and eventually Commandant of Marines, Butler¿s fame came from repeated valorous service in the Central American ¿Banana Wars,¿ Butler gained notoriety for his views on war and democracy. A controversial personality, these letters reveal the thought and mind of a legend. AS NEW in mylar jacket. No DJ. SIGNED and inscribed by editor. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # SL05010095

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