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The Resource Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire, Jonathan M. Katz

Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire, Jonathan M. Katz

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Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire
Title
Gangsters of capitalism
Title remainder
Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Katz
Title variation
Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking journey tracing America's forgotten path to global power-and how its legacies shape our world today-told through the extraordinary life of a complicated Marine. Smedley Butler was the most celebrated warfighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, "The Fighting Quaker" went-serving in nearly every major overseas conflict from the Spanish War of 1898 until the eve of World War II. From his first days as a 16-year-old recruit at the newly seized Guantánamo Bay, he blazed a path for empire: helping annex the Philippines and the land for the Panama Canal, leading troops in China (twice), and helping invade and occupy Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, and more. Yet in retirement, Butler turned into a warrior against war, imperialism, and big business, declaring: "I was a racketeer for capitalism." Award-winning author Jonathan Myerson Katz traveled across the world-from China to Guantánamo, the mountains of Haiti to the Panama Canal-and pored over the personal letters of Butler, his fellow Marines, and his Quaker family on Philadelphia's Main Line. Along the way, Katz shows how the consequences of the Marines' actions are still very much alive: talking politics with a Sandinista commander in Nicaragua, getting a martial arts lesson from a devotee of the Boxer Rebellion in China, and getting cast as a P.O.W. extra in a Filipino movie about their American War. Tracing a path from the first wave of U.S. overseas expansionism to the rise of fascism in the 1930s to the crises of democracy in our own time, Gangsters of Capitalism tells an urgent story about a formative era most Americans have never learned about, but that the rest of the world cannot forget"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Katz, Jonathan M
Dewey number
973.91/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VE25.B88
LC item number
K38 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butler, Smedley D.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Imperialism
  • Pacifists
  • Quakers
  • United States
Label
Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire, Jonathan M. Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newtown Square -- Philadelphia -- Guantánamo -- Luzon, Philippines -- Northern China -- Samar, Philippines -- The Isthmus -- Subic Bay, Philippines -- Nicaragua -- The Canal Zone -- Veracruz -- Haiti -- Dominican Republic -- Port-au-Prince -- France -- Philadelphia -- Shanghai -- America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 412 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250135582
Lccn
2021036722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1262693046
  • (OCoLC)on1262693046
Label
Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire, Jonathan M. Katz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newtown Square -- Philadelphia -- Guantánamo -- Luzon, Philippines -- Northern China -- Samar, Philippines -- The Isthmus -- Subic Bay, Philippines -- Nicaragua -- The Canal Zone -- Veracruz -- Haiti -- Dominican Republic -- Port-au-Prince -- France -- Philadelphia -- Shanghai -- America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 412 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250135582
Lccn
2021036722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1262693046
  • (OCoLC)on1262693046

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