Devil Dog

The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America














by David Talbot. Illustrated by Spain Rodriguez. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010. Tall hardcover in glossy cover issued without jacket.

Well, you've got to give it an "A" for originality. In the hardboiled vernacular of the pulps, Smedley Butler answers the call to duty in 1900 and gives his all to his country for decades to come. Illustrated profusely with vintage photographs, newspapers, magazines, comic book art, and more, we follow his episodic life through the media of the moment.