Get B.E.F.: The Whole Story of the Bonus Army (with a foreword PDF

By Charles Sheehan-Miles

ISBN-10: 040501340X

ISBN-13: 9780405013409

ISBN-10: 1163189359

ISBN-13: 9781163189351

in the summertime of 1932, normal Douglas MacArthur led usual usa military troops into the streets of Washington, D.C. to evict greater than 10000 veterans of the good warfare from the streets of Washington. this is often the tale of these veterans, advised by way of considered one of their quantity. Walter W. Waters, a global conflict I military sergeant, set out from Portland, Oregon with three hundred different veterans in 1932 to petition Congress for early check of the bonus promised to veterans of the area conflict. With the good melancholy at its top, those males crossed the county on freight trains, then lived in shacks and deserted structures in Washington whereas trying to enhance their conditions. this can be their tale, instructed via one among their own.

Show description

Read Online or Download B.E.F.: The Whole Story of the Bonus Army (with a foreword by Charles Sheehan-Miles) PDF

Best 20th century books

New PDF release: Front Lines

An epic, genre-bending, and transformative new sequence that reimagines global warfare II with lady squaddies scuffling with at the entrance traces. international struggle II, 1942. A court docket determination makes girls topic to the draft and eligible for provider. The unproven American military goes up opposed to the best combating strength ever assembled, the defense force of Nazi Germany.

Download e-book for iPad: Revolution!: Writings from Russia: 1917 by

Commemorating the October 2017 centenary of the Russian Revolution, an anthology of wide-ranging voices and scholarship throwing clean gentle in this momentous ancient occasion. This October the area commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution, one of the vital moments of the 20 th century, and an occasion passionately fought over by means of these on both sides of the political spectrum.

Download e-book for iPad: The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold by Emily Abrams Ansari

Classical composers trying to create an American sound loved remarkable luck in the course of the Thirties and Forties. Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson and others introduced nationwide and foreign cognizance to American composers for the 1st time in heritage. within the years after global struggle II, notwithstanding, whatever replaced.

Download e-book for kindle: James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era by Joseph Vogel

Via the Eighties, critics and the general public alike thought of James Baldwin beside the point. but Baldwin remained a massive, prolific author until eventually his dying in 1987. certainly, his paintings in the course of the decade driven him into new parts, specifically an increased curiosity within the social and mental effects of pop culture and mass media.

Additional info for B.E.F.: The Whole Story of the Bonus Army (with a foreword by Charles Sheehan-Miles)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

B.E.F.: The Whole Story of the Bonus Army (with a foreword by Charles Sheehan-Miles) by Charles Sheehan-Miles

by Steven

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 8 votes