Maverick Marine : General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History.
By: Schmidt, Hans.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2014Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780813146256 (electronic bk.); 0813146259 (electronic bk.); 9780813146263 (electronic bk.); 0813146267 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Butler, Smedley D. (Smedley Darlington), 1881-1940 | United States. Marine Corps -- Biography | Generals -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Maverick Marine : General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military HistoryDDC classification: 359.9/6/0924 LOC classification: VE25.B88 S36 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Maverick Marine; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Boy Officer: Cuba, the Philippines; 3 The Teenage Hero: China; 4 Knight Errant: Honduras, Panama, the Philippines; 5 The American Kitchener: Nicaragua; 6 The Spy: Panama, Mexico; 7 The Haitian General; 8 General Duckboard: France; 9 The Barnett Putsch: Marine Corps Politics; 10 Pep and Pride: Quantico; 11 Smashing Crime and Vice: Philadelphia; 12 Devil Dog and Demon Rum: San Diego; 13 The Marines Who Wouldn't Fight: China; 14 To Hell with the Admirals: Washington; Illustrations
15 Renegade Marine: America in the 1930s16 Epilogue; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of America's foreign military expeditions from 1898 to the late 1920s. He became the leading national advocate for paramilitary police reform. Upon his retirement, however, he renounced war and imperialism and devoted his energy and prestige to various dissident and leftist political causes.