Bob's out of the office for the rest of the week, so we're visiting our archives again. Bob talks with Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen, authors of The Bonus Army: An American Epic
. It tells the story of 50,000 World War I veterans who descended on Washington, D.C. in the long hot summer of 1932 to demand payment of a cash bonus promised to them years earlier. For two months the veterans camped out on the National Mall, until Douglas MacArthur sent in tanks to clear them away. [Broadcast Date: May 29, 2008]
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