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Business Plot admitted ... FDR coup d'état ?...



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November 21, 1934

THE OMAHA BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, November 21, 1934

* Business Plot (Wall Street Putsch) - political conspiracy
* Marine Corps major general Smedley Butler
* Coup d'état planned against Franklin D. Roosevelt


The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Probe of Reported Fascistic Plot to Seize U.S. Mapped" with subhead: "Investigate Charges to Establish Dictator In Coup" and "HEAR BUTLER".
Additionally, there is: "NEW CONTINENT FOUND BY BYRD AIR EXPLORERS" with an image.
 Complete in 22 pages, even toning and binding holes on left margin, generally good condition.

wikipedia notes: Retired U.S. Marine Corps officer Smedley Butler caused an uproar when he gave testimony before a House of Representatives committee on un-American activities in which he alleged a conspiracy among Wall Street interests to overthrow the Roosevelt Administration and replace it with a fascist dictatorship. This alleged conspiracy would come to be known as the Business Plot.

Category: The 20th Century