Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

"The Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Gandhi & Churchill goes beyond the mythologies of the World War II general to illuminate his strengths and weaknesses, placing his career against a backdrop of history while discussing how he shaped his character to meet national needs, "--NoveList.

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Genre : Generals
Author : Arthur Herman
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 977 Pages
ISBN : 9780812994889


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

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+

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Janet Benge
Publisher : YWAM Publishing
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 1932096159


The Most Dangerous Man In America

The Most Dangerous Man In America

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Mark Perry
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2014-04-01
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9780465080670


Reminiscences Illustrated Edition

Reminiscences Illustrated Edition

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

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Genre : History
Author : General Douglas MacArthur
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2016-10-21
Total Pages : 466 Pages
ISBN : 9781787201828


Douglas Macarthur A Modern Knight Errant

Douglas Macarthur A Modern Knight Errant

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Genre : Chivalry
Author : William S. Phillips
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing Company
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 77 Pages
ISBN : WISC:89058442179


United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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Genre : United States
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015083278161


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

Provides a balanced analysis of MacArthur's oratory from his "Old Soldiers Never Die" speech to the platitudes of his 1952 Republican convention address.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Bernard K. Duffy
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 223 Pages
ISBN : 0313291489


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

A biography of the famous general Douglas MacArthur.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Brenda Haugen
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2005-07
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 0756509947


The General Vs The President

The General Vs The President

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, bestselling historian, and author of Our First Civil War 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. "A highly readable take on the clash of two titanic figures in a period of hair-trigger nuclear tensions.... History offers few antagonists with such dramatic contrasts, and Brands brings these two to life." —Los Angeles Times At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world, when he 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. At a time when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. 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. 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.

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Genre : History
Author : H. W. Brands
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2017-10-03
Total Pages : 482 Pages
ISBN : 9781101912171


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

MacArthur was one of the greatest generals of World War II and of all time. He distinguished himself in World Wars I and II and in the Korean War.

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Genre : Biography
Author : Earle Rice
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 132 Pages
ISBN : 9781438103266