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The Bonus Army

An American Epic

The Bonus Army( )
Author: Dickson, Paul
Allen, Thomas B.
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

In 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,...
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