War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier by Smedley Darlington Butler

War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

Book Title: War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1503081575

Author: Smedley Darlington Butler


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"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 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had lead several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare.