War Is A Racket

Author : Smedley D. Butler
ISBN : 0922915865
Genre : History
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General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever.
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War Is A Racket The Antiwar Classic By America S Most Decorated Soldier

Author : Smedley Butler
ISBN : 1523758325
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Unique among the high ranking military officers of the US and the world I do not know of any other high ranking military officer of the US or the world, who has spoken or written such most important truths and facts about the nature and causes of war. General Butler wrote these in simple and direct language that everyone can understand. His honesty; care for society, humanity, and justice for all; and profound insights; are self-evident in his writing. Moreover, it is even much more relevant now than when it was written in 1935. War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech "War is a Racket". The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title that was published in 1935 by Round Table Press, Inc., of New York. The booklet was also condensed in Reader's Digest as a book supplement which helped popularize his message. In an introduction to the Reader's Digest version, Lowell Thomas, the "as told to" author of Butler's oral autobiographical adventures, praised Butler's "moral as well as physical courage".
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War Is A Racket

Author : Smedley Darlington Butler
ISBN : 9781510704282
Genre : History
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US Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler collected an award cabinet full of medals for his battlefield bravery. But perhaps his bravest act of all was to declare, after his retirement in the early 1930s, who was really winning (and losing) during the bloody clashes. It was business interests, he revealed, who commercially benefited from warfare. War Is a Racket is the title of the influential speech Butler delivered on a tour across the United States, as well the expanded version of the talk that was later published in 1935—and is now reprinted here. This seminal piece of writing rings as true today as it did during Butler’s lifetime. In his introduction, Jesse Ventura reviews Butler’s original writings and relates them to our current political climate—explaining how right he was, and how wrong our current system is. With an insightful new foreword by Salon.com founder David Talbot, this portable reference will appeal to anyone interested in the state of our country and the entire world. 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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A People S History Of The U S Military

Author : Michael A. Bellesiles
ISBN : 9781595587138
Genre : History
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In A People’s History of the U.S. Military, historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of soldiers’ personal encounters with combat—through fascinating excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as audio recordings, film, and blogs—to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand, from the American Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military service can shatter and give meaning to lives; it is rarely a neutral encounter, and has contributed to a rich outpouring of personal testimony from the men and women who have literally placed their lives on the line. The often dramatic and always richly textured first-person accounts collected in this book cover a wide range of perspectives, from ardent patriots to disillusioned cynics; barely literate farm boys to urbane college graduates; scions of founding families to recent immigrants, enthusiasts, and dissenters; women disguising themselves as men in order to serve their country to African Americans fighting for their freedom through military service. A work of great relevance and immediacy—as the nation grapples with the return of thousands of men and women from active military duty—A People’s History of the U.S. Military will become a major new touchstone for our understanding of American military service.
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Im Siebten Himmel Mit Einem Vampir

Author : Lynsay Sands
ISBN : 9783802585562
Genre : Fiction
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Samantha Willan ist Rechtsanwältin und liebt ihren Job über alles. Dennoch ist sie froh, sich im Cottage ihrer Familie einmal eine kleine Auszeit zu gönnen. Nachdem sie gerade erst eine schmerzhafte Trennung hinter sich hat, steht ihr eigentlich nicht der Sinn danach, einen neuen Mann kennenzulernen. Doch als sie die Bekanntschaft ihres gut aussehenden Nachbarn Garrett macht, gerät ihr Entschluss ins Wanken. Was Samantha nicht weiß: Garrett ist ein Vampirjäger. Er sucht nach einem abtrünnigen Vampir, der Menschen angefallen haben soll. Auch Garrett fühlt sich von der hübschen Samantha angezogen. Aber ist er nach achthundert Jahren als Junggeselle bereit für eine ernste Beziehung?
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Spiel Der D Mmerung

Author : Christine Feehan
ISBN : 9783641071646
Genre : Fiction
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Sinnliche und übersinnliche Helden Sie sind die Schattengänger. Eine Gruppe herausragender Kämpfer, deren Begabungen von einem brillanten Wissenschaftler verstärkt wurden, um geheime Missionen für die Regierung auszuführen. Eine von ihnen ist Dahlia Le Blanc. Ihre übersinnlichen Kräfte sind jedoch so gefährlich, dass sie nur Spezialaufträge übernehmen kann und ansonsten in die Sümpfe von Louisiana verbannt ist. Doch bei einem ihrer Einsätze läuft etwas schief und plötzlich ist ihr Leben in Gefahr. Nur der geheimnisvolle Nicolas Trevane kann sie retten ... Atemberaubend spannend, erotisch und magisch.
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Naturwissenschaft

Author : Natalie Angier
ISBN : 9783641042097
Genre : Science
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Standardwerk über die modernen Naturwissenschaften Naturwissenschaft ist cool, lustvoll und sehr aufregend. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin ist überzeugt, dass es Spaß macht, die Sprache unseres Körpers zu verstehen, etwas vom Kleinsten und vom Größten zu wissen oder sich das gewaltige Heizkraftwerk Erde unter unseren Füßen vorstellen zu können. Wissenschaft ist keine Festung aus Fakten, sondern ein dynamischer Prozess, gespeist aus Neugier und Entdeckerfreude. Menschen mit naturwissenschaftlichem Basiswissen begreifen unseren Alltag besser und können genauere Fragen stellen, z. B. zu Klimawandel oder Gentechnik. Das Buch lädt ein zu einer kurzweiligen Tour durch die abenteuerliche Welt des Wissens: leicht verständlich, amüsant und spannend wie ein Krimi.
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Der Weisse Hai

Author : Peter Benchley
ISBN : 3852862361
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