Monday's Show

Monday, December 21, 2009  

Each Monday this month, we’re examining America and war. Today, we bring back Bob’s 2005 conversation with Paul Dickson and Thomas Allen, authors of The Bonus Army: An American Epic. It tells the story of 50,000 World War One veterans who descended on Washington, DC 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.