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- DescriptionIn the summer of 1932, at the height of the Depression, some forty-five thousand World War I veterans-whites and blacks together-descended on Washington D.C., from all over the country to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their wartime service. Fearing violence after the Senate defeated the bonus bill, Herbert Hoover's Army Chief of Staff, Douglas MacArthur, led tanks through the streets on July 28 to evict the bonus marchers.Through seminal research, including interviews with the last surviving witnesses, Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen tell the full story of the Bonus Army, recovering the voices of ordinary men who dared tilt at powerful injustice. The march ultimately transformed the nation, inspiring Congress to pass the GI Bill of Rights in 1944, one of the most important pieces of social legislation in our history, which in large part created America's middle class.
- Author BiographyPaul Dickson, author of Sputnik The Shock of the Century, and numerous books about history, lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.Thomas B. Allen, author of George Washington, Spymaster and many books about military and intelligence history, lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Author(s)Mr Paul Dickson
- PublisherWalker & Company
- Date of Publication27/03/2006
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWalker & Company
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width170 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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