Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

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.

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Genre : Generals
Author : Arthur Herman
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2017-02-05
Total Pages : 937 Pages
ISBN : 9780812985108


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 : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0756509947


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Russell D. Buhite
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2008-04-18
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780742577398


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

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.

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Genre : Asia
Author : Michael Schaller
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015013933562


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


The Emperor General

The Emperor General

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
Publisher :
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 0875183964


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


Frontline General Douglas Macarthur

Frontline General Douglas Macarthur

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jules Archer
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2017-01-10
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781510706989


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 : 205 Pages
ISBN : 1932096159


Douglas Macarthur

Douglas Macarthur

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jean Darby
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
Release : 1989-01-01
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0822549018