Macarthur At War 2

Macarthur At War

Macarthur At War

A Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals. World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures. Architect of stunning triumphs and inexplicable defeats, General MacArthur is the most intriguing military leader of the twentieth century. There was never any middle ground with MacArthur. This in-depth study of the most critical period of his career shows how MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific.

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Genre : History
Author : Walter R. Borneman
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2016-05-10
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780316405317


The Generals

The Generals

"Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the story of three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II. George Marshall, George Patton, and Douglas MacArthur redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years. Virginian George Marshall led his class at the Virginia Military Institute to become the principal planner of the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, the greatest American operation, which ended the conflict. Afterward, he rose to become the Army's Chief of Staff, where he balanced the volatility of generals such as Patton and MacArthur for the good of the country. Like Marshall, George Patton, who is remembered as one of the most heroic and controversial generals in American history, overcame early academic difficulties to graduate at the top of his class at West Point. He would build and command the Army's burgeoning tank division, lead the successful invasion of North Africa during World War II, a

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Winston Groom
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 510 Pages
ISBN : 9781426215490


Leyte 1944

Leyte 1944

When General Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia in March 1942, having successfully left the Philippines to organize a new American army, he vowed, "I shall return!" More than two years later he did return, at the head of a large U.S. army to retake the Philippines from the Japanese. The place of his re-invasion was the central Philippine Island of Leyte. Much has been written about the naval Battle of Leyte Gulf that his return provoked, but almost nothing has been written about the three-month long battle to seize Leyte itself. Originally intending to delay the advancing Americans, the Japanese high command decided to make Leyte the "Decisive Battle" for the western Pacific and rushed crack Imperial Army units from Manchuria, Korea, and Japan itself to halt and then overwhelm the Americans on Leyte. As were most battles in the Pacific, it was a long, bloody, and brutal fight. As did the Japanese, the Americans were forced to rush in reinforcements to compensate for the rapid increase in Japanese forces on Leyte. This unique battle also saw a major Japanese counterattackÑnot a banzai charge, but a carefully thought-out counteroffensive designed to push the Americans off the island and capture the elusive General MacArthur. Both American and Japanese battalions spent days surrounded by the enemy, often until relieved or overwhelmed. Under General YamashitaÕs guidance it also saw a rare deployment of Japanese paratroopers in conjunction with the ground assault offensive. Finally there were more naval and air battles, all designed to protect or cover landing operations of friendly forces. Leyte was a three-dimensional battle, fought with the best both sides had to offer, and did indeed decide the fate of the Philippines in World War II.

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Genre : History
Author : Nathan N. Prefer
Publisher : Casemate
Release : 2012-12-07
Total Pages : 424 Pages
ISBN : 9781612001555


War At The End Of The World

War At The End Of The World

Japan was determined to seize New Guinea as a cornerstone of the Empire's strategy. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch and New Guinea troops, to defend New Guinea at all costs. Historian James P. Duffy chronicles the four-year campaign, involving some of the most horrific warfare in history, complicated by tropical disease, violent rainstorms and unforgiving terrain that punished both sides, filling a crucial gap in the history of World War II.

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Genre : History
Author : James P. Duffy
Publisher : Dutton Caliber
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 436 Pages
ISBN : 9780451418302


Rampage Macarthur Yamashita And The Battle Of Manila

Rampage Macarthur Yamashita And The Battle Of Manila

“Illuminating.… An eloquent testament to a doomed city and its people.” —The Wall Street Journal In early 1945, General Douglas MacArthur prepared to reclaim Manila, America’s Pearl of the Orient, which had been seized by the Japanese in 1942. Convinced the Japanese would abandon the city, he planned a victory parade down Dewey Boulevard—but the enemy had other plans. The Japanese were determined to fight to the death. The battle to liberate Manila resulted in the catastrophic destruction of the city and a rampage by Japanese forces that brutalized the civilian population, resulting in a massacre as horrific as the Rape of Nanking. Drawing from war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific War history.

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Genre : History
Author : James M. Scott
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-10-30
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 9780393246957


American Spring

American Spring

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

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Genre : History
Author : Walter R. Borneman
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2014-05-06
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9780316221016


Macarthur S Victory

Macarthur S Victory

Describes General Douglas MacArthur's remarkable victory over entrenched Japanese forces in New Guinea during World War II despite understrength, illness-wracked, and battle-weary U.S. and Australian forces, a lack of cooperation from the U.S. Navy, and armament and supply problems. Original. 12,500 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author : Harry A. Gailey
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 292 Pages
ISBN : 9780345463869


Fever Ridge A Tale Of Macarthur S Jungle War 2

Fever Ridge A Tale Of Macarthur S Jungle War 2

Fever Ridge continues with a historical narrative analyzing the people, forces and events that led to the desperate fight for mastery of the Pacific. We watch as the river of history flows from the 1860s to MacArthur's flight from Corregidor under personal threat of the Japanese, to hang him, his wife and 4-year-old son before the eyes of the Emperor.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Mike Heimos
Publisher : IDW Publishing
Release : 2013-11-07
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PKEY:JAN130446


Macarthur S Jungle War

Macarthur S Jungle War

His book tells not only how victory was gained through a combination of technology, tactics, and army-navy cooperation but also how the New Guinea campaign exemplified the strategic differences that plagued the Pacific War, since many high-ranking officers considered it a diversionary tactic rather than a key offensive.

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Genre : History
Author : Stephen R. Taaffe
Publisher : Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015039910248


Macarthur S War

Macarthur S War

Just as Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front showed readers an alternate Europe in which Hitler had been killed, thereby radically changing the course of World War II, Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson bring us the Battle of Midway with a very different outcome. The Allies are wildly out maneuvered and sent home in disgrace. Back in the States things are looking rather grim as the ultra-secret Manhattan Project runs into snafus that greatly delay the final production of the atomic bomb. President Roosevelt's approval ratings drop dramatically. Congress is desperate and the country cries out for a hero. That hero might just be Douglas MacArthur, who vowed that he would return to his beloved Philippines. He plans to do so with the backing of the entire US Armed Forces. MacArthur's plan of action is simple: take the war back to the Japanese, island by bloody island, until standing on the shores of Japan, he can proclaim victory. And possibly gain the leadership of the United States as well. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Douglas Niles
Publisher : Forge Books
Release : 2008-07-01
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 1429950609