CHASING SHADOWS

 

CHASING SHADOWS

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    Beginning in 1933, a group of conservative businessmen in the United States became concerned that the Roosevelt Administration was a harbinger of Socialism. Allegedly, they considered launching a coup, to be spearheaded by Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine in history at the time. These discussions never got further than the cocktail parties they probably took place in, but what if circumstances produced a scenario in which those businessmen had actually followed through and Butler begrudgingly agreed? What if Butler was handed near absolute power, at the head of a paramilitary army, only for those businessmen to realise too late that the retired Major General had rather different beliefs to their own?