John D. Weaver

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“I was graduated from, college in June, 1932,” John D. Weaver writes, “and came home to Washington, D.C., to find the shabby environs of the Capitol swarming with jobless men in frayed shirts, faded jeans, and overseas caps half-covering their thinning hair.” He talked to men and women of the bonus army and visited their camps; later this experience became the basis of a novel, Another Such Victory (Viking).
For further reading: B.E.F. , by Walter W. Waters, as told to William C. White (John Day, 1933); The Crisis of the Old Order , by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin, 1957); The Lean Years , by Irving Bernstein (Houghton Mifflin, 1960).

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June 1963

By frieght train, on foot, and in commandeered trucks, thousands of unemployed veterans descended on a nervous capital at the depth of the Depression—and were run out of town by Army bayonets