Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Arthur Herman
Pages: 937
ISBN: 9780812985108
Available:
Release: 2017-02-05
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prophet or anachronism? Romantic hero or vain mountebank? MacArthur is an American icon-and fashioned himself as such. Now, more than half a century after his death, Arthur Herman finds new sources and delivers a biography of MacArthur that peels back the layers of myth, both pro and con, and exposes the marrow of the man beneath. Douglas MacArthur's life spanned the emergence of the American army as a global fighting force. Its history is to a great degree his story, from his early heroism on the battlefields of World War I, to his command of the Pacific in World War II, to his contentious leadership in the Korean War. More than any previous biographer, Herman shows how MacArthur's strategic vision helped shape several decades of U.S. foreign policy-in war and in peace.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1932096159
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: YWAM Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Under siege on the island of Corregidor, General Douglas MacArthur received a warning from the enemy. "You are well aware that you are doomed," the Japanese general wrote. "The end is near. The question is how long you will be able to resist. You are advised to surrender." Of course, there was no way Douglas was going to surrender.Whether masterminding strategy and fighting on the front lines to secure Allied victory in World War I and World War II or guiding war-torn nations to recovery in peacetime, five-star General Douglas MacArthur faced every challenge with unwavering courage and resolve. The general began his honored army career by leading his fellow cadets at West Point and ultimately commanded all U.S. forces in Asia. Remembered especially for directing the fight against Japanese expansion during WWII and later governing the defeated Japanese people with grace and wisdom, General MacArthur won the respect of millions, both allies and enemies. (1880-1964).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. Pages: 224 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Brenda Haugen
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0756509947
Available:
Release: 2005-07
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the famous general Douglas MacArthur.

Reminiscences Illustrated Edition

Reminiscences  Illustrated Edition
Author: General Douglas MacArthur
Pages: 466
ISBN: 9781787201828
Available:
Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, this memoir by Gen. Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during the major controversies of the twentieth century afforded him unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role. No soldier in recent times has been more admired—or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan, victor of the battle of Inchon, the general was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his duties by President Truman in 1950. His supporters believe his genius for command and skill as a strategist stand as landmarks in military history. His critics are not so kind, calling him a gigantic ego paying homage to himself in this book. Regardless, Reminiscences is a moving final testament by one of America’s most decorated heroes, decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield. After graduation from West Point with the highest average ever achieved by a cadet, MacArthur served in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and later in World War I. His courage in the trenches and his leadership of the famous Rainbow Division won him seven Silver Stars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific in World War II, he was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His account of the war is dramatically punctuated with revealing portraits of key personalities and insights into his stands on controversial issues. Richly illustrated throughout. “Douglas MacArthur’s memoirs...record an extraordinary and controversial public career of more than fifty years—as MacArthur wanted it remembered.”—Newsweek “MacArthur was praised and blamed most of the time for the wrong reasons. His Reminiscences, written in the last two years of his life, should help put him back in perspective.”—Time

The Emperor General

The Emperor General
Author: Norman H. Finkelstein
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0875183964
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covers the life and career of the U.S. Army five-star general from his early life in various military outposts to a career in two World Wars.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Russell D. Buhite
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780742577398
Available:
Release: 2008-04-18
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in East Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable, this biography of one of the most influential and controversial agents of American foreign and military policy considers diplomatic fact in light of psychological insight. A must read for those interested in diplomatic and military history.

American Caesar

American Caesar
Author: William Manchester
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9780316032421
Available:
Release: 2008-05-12
Editor: Back Bay Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling classic that indelibly captures the life and times of one of the most brilliant and controversial military figures of the twentieth century. "Electric...Tense with the feeling that this is the authentic MacArthur...Splendid reading." -- New York Times Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, and is famous for stating that "in war, there is no substitute for victory." American Caesar examines the exemplary army career, the stunning successes (and lapses) on the battlefield, and the turbulent private life of the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely American legend.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Michael Schaller
Pages: 320
ISBN: UOM:39015013933562
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a portrait of the American general, focusing on his two decades in the Far East, and an analysis of American foreign policy in Asia.

Frontline General Douglas MacArthur

Frontline General  Douglas MacArthur
Author: Jules Archer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781510706989
Available:
Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Skyhorse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to heed any authority but his own gained him a reputation of arrogance and insubordination that was to shadow his entire career. As MacArthur helped guide defeated Japan to democracy, it was remarked that he himself tolerated no democratic questioning of his commands. When he was summoned from Japan to take command of the desperately beleaguered forces in Korea, the conflict between duty and pride brought his career to a dramatic conclusion. With brilliant generalship he saved his army from defeat, only to be removed from his post when he refused to obey the president himself. Douglas MacArthur’s deeds were of heroic proportion, but he is, and will continue to be, one of America’s most controversial figures.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: EPUB 2-3
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781438148717
Available:
Release: 2013-09-12
Editor: Infobase Learning
Language: en

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Reminiscences

Reminiscences
Author: General Douglas Macarthur
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781612511733
Available:
Release: 2012-10-11
Editor: Naval Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in his own hand, and finished only weeks before his death, Reminiscences by General Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history. These pages show a man whose unique vantage point at the center of the stage enabled him to illuminate major controversies of our time, and whose views and ideas - never before published in full - are now bound to bring new and unexpected reappraisals to the conflicts in which he himself was the central figure. Douglas MacArthur served under eight presidents. He was honored as few men have been. His genius for command, and his ability to implement that command by strategy, stand as landmarks in military history. No man was ever so outspoken in his commitment to his troops or in his beliefs. A legend in his own lifetime, he was a man who aroused controversy, yet stood above the awe and the conflicts he inspired. Never before has one soldier's life so completely reflected a nation's military history. After graduation from West Point with the highest average ever achieved by a cadet, MacArthur served in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and then as military attache in the Far East, where he first perceived Japanese aspirations for hegemony the Orient. His courage in the trenches and his leadership of the famous Rainbow Division during the First World War were cited by General Pershing, who seven times awarded MacArthur the Silver Star.

The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America
Author: Mark Perry
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780465080670
Available:
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At times, even his admirers seemed unsure of what to do with General Douglas MacArthur. Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak that often seemed to destine him for the dustbin of history. Yet despite his flaws, MacArthur is remembered as a brilliant commander whose combined-arms operation in the Pacific -- the first in the history of warfare -- secured America's triumph in World War II and changed the course of history. In The Most Dangerous Man in America, celebrated historian Mark Perry examines how this paradox of a man overcame personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in their darkest hour. As Perry shows, Franklin Roosevelt and a handful of MacArthur's subordinates made this feat possible, taming MacArthur, making him useful, and finally making him victorious. A gripping, authoritative biography of the Pacific Theater's most celebrated and misunderstood commander, The Most Dangerous Man in America reveals the secrets of Douglas MacArthur's success -- and the incredible efforts of the men who made it possible.

The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur

The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur
Author: Frazier Hunt
Pages: 533
ISBN: UCAL:B4432263
Available:
Release: 1954
Editor: New York : Devin-Adair
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the controversial military leader remembered for his defense of the Philippines during World War II, administration of occupied Japan after the war, and leadership of United Nations troops in Korea until his recall by President Truman.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Jean Darby
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0822549018
Available:
Release: 1989-01-01
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the controversial military leader remembered for his defense of the Philippines during World War II, administration of occupied Japan after the war, and leadership of United Nations troops in the Korean conflict.

Reminiscences

Reminiscences
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Pages: 438
ISBN: 1557504830
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Naval Inst Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's memoir spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during major controversies of the twentieth century enabled him to present unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role. No soldier in modern time has been more admired--or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of Occupied Japan, victor of the Battle of Inchon, the general was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his command by President Truman. His supporters believe his genius for command and ability to implement that command by strategy stand as landmarks in military history. His critics are not so kind, calling him a gigantic ego paying homage to himself in this book. Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, this self portrait is a moving final testament to a life of service that began at West Point and continued in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and throughout the world wars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific, MacArthur was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His recounting of World War II is dramatically punctuated with intimate portraits of key personalities and insights into his stand on controversial issues. Although the autobiography was written more than thirty years ago, it continues to be a valuable document of the period.

General Douglas MacArthur 1880 1964

General Douglas MacArthur  1880 1964
Author: Eugene L. Rasor
Pages: 217
ISBN: UOM:39015032234943
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most controversial figures in American history is the subject of this first comprehensive assessment and survey of all the writings by and about General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. A short biographical essay and chronology set the stage for the historiographical critique, which is organized topically and into different time periods and cross-referenced to the annotated bibliography of 759 published and unpublished sources of all kinds. The guide describes archival collections and research facilities; points to conflicting interpretations about the role of General MacArthur in World War II, in the occupation of Japan, in the Korean War, and in the sensational recall from his position as Far Eastern Commander in 1951; and suggests areas for further research. This easy-to-use guide for readers at all levels who are interested in critical moments in 20th-century world history, is timed also for World War II commemorations.

Dear General MacArthur

Dear General MacArthur
Author: Sodei Rinjiro
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0742511162
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work compiles some 120 letters from Japanese citizens to General Douglas MacArthur during the postwar occupation of Japan (1945-1952). These letters evoke the unfiltered voices of people of all classes and occupations during the tremendous upheaval of the early postwar period.

The General Vs the President

The General Vs  the President
Author: H. W. Brands
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781101912171
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, 'The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has.' This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute: appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era"--

Douglas MacArthur a Modern Knight errant

Douglas MacArthur  a Modern Knight errant
Author: William S. Phillips
Pages: 77
ISBN: WISC:89058442179
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Dorrance Publishing Company
Language: en

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Earle Rice
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781438103266
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

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