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Post by johng » March 16th, 2019, 1:58 pm

War Is A Racket by Smedley Butler, Maj. Gen. (Retired) (1881 - 1940).

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Army Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.”

Butler was steadfast in his beliefs about war, US imperialism, and a growing Pro-Fascist movement. He spoke frankly and honestly about his experiences and opinions and was very popular with the American public.

In 1934, Butler went before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to expose a conspiracy against the government. He had been recruited by a group of wealthy Pro-Fascists who had hoped to use him in a coup against President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He went along, gathering intelligence about the plot, and took it to Congress. Butler's assertions were not aggressively pursued, and the matter was largely dismissed. However, an internal report to Congress from HUAC confirmed the veracity of the plot.
( John Greenman and Americans Who Tell The Truth https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/major-general-smedley-butler?fbclid=IwAR18mjqIVZZOqQS8g6VmTeTWEpHtoIv5AnkNC2Nef5yIaMF38I67RjHkNQ8)
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Last edited by johng on March 23rd, 2019, 5:34 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by johng » March 16th, 2019, 1:59 pm

This project already has a Proof Listener assigned.
I will post for an MC
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Post by HZFerr » March 17th, 2019, 9:21 pm

DPL checking in. :D
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Post by johng » March 18th, 2019, 4:54 am

Thanks Helen!
You’re a SUPER DPL!
And thanks for sticking with me through the HUGE Twain biography!!!
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Post by annise » March 18th, 2019, 5:44 am

John
do you have evidence this is public domain?
We do have a version in the catalogue in a collection, but when I looked up the Archive text link it gives, Archive had taken it down, I've contacted them to see if I can find out why the text was removed.

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » March 18th, 2019, 5:55 am

Anne - the HathiTrust link in the "original publication date" field in the temporary paragraph (the part that gets deleted in the first post) is to a scan that's full view - so that should make it PD. :)

EDIT: This is set up.
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK

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Post by annise » March 18th, 2019, 7:43 am

:thumbs: I used the one in the first post. If Archive answer I'll let you know

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Post by johng » March 18th, 2019, 7:47 am

annise wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 7:43 am
:thumbs: I used the one in the first post. If Archive answer I'll let you know
Were you able to see the P.D. mention on the listed web page?
I can do a screen save, if not.
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Post by TriciaG » March 18th, 2019, 7:55 am

The HathiTrust one is here: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001324559

However, it doesn't matter for this project if Archive's text is available or not. John - carry on. 8-)
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Post by johng » March 18th, 2019, 7:56 am

TriciaG wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 5:55 am
Anne - the HathiTrust link in the "original publication date" field in the temporary paragraph (the part that gets deleted in the first post) is to a scan that's full view - so that should make it PD. :)

EDIT: This is set up.
Tricia,
Thanks!
I’ll send in the first chapter when everyone’s on board with PD status.
AND... Rob Shetterly says we can use his portrait of Butler from the web page at the “Americans who tell the truth“.
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Post by johng » March 19th, 2019, 6:31 am

Well,

THIS is going to go FAST!!!

I have
1
and
2
finished
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Post by TriciaG » March 19th, 2019, 5:18 pm

I saw on the version that's in a Short Nonfiction Collection, that it'll probably be less than an hour total. :)

Moving to Going Solo!
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Post by HZFerr » March 20th, 2019, 9:15 am

SECT 1
PL OK

Interesting perspective.
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Post by HZFerr » March 20th, 2019, 2:00 pm

sect 2
Pl Note: Please check these two words
09:32 They were good ''ones''...s/b shoes.
14:31 seen a picture of Andy ''Johnson''...s/b Jackson
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
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Post by johng » March 21st, 2019, 10:44 am

2 is corrected
and
3 & 4 are done
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