Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur


  • Author : Bernard K. Duffy
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0313291489


Douglas MacArthur Book Description :

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

The Emperor General

The Emperor General


  • Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Backinprint.Com
  • Release Date : 2000-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0595152805


The Emperor General Book Description :

General Douglas MacArthur was one of the few military leaders in American history to hold the rank of five-star General of the Army. He was the most decorated soldier in American history. In World War II he directed the campaign against Japan and after the war oversaw the occupation of the country. When the Korean War broke out, his disagreement with United States policy forced President Harry Truman to recall him from his post. MacArthur was a larger than life figure in American history. His story is riveting and insightful.

Reminiscences
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Reminiscences


  • Author : Douglas MacArthur
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 4871878821


Reminiscences Book Description :

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.

General MacArthur
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General MacArthur


  • Author : Ed Imparato
  • Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1563115891


General MacArthur Book Description :

The two-year search for General Douglas MacArthur's speeches and reports was truly a labor of love. My Administrative Assistant, Ellen Schaefer, and I culled over 1,000 sources including memories, biographies, histories, military magazines such as the Army and Air Force Journals, unit histories, commercial magazines and newspapers. Magazines included such publications as National Geographic, Life Magazine and many esoteric less circulated literature such as Military Magazine, Retired Officers Magazine, Air Force Magazine and so many others. We received guidance and assistance from such sources as the U.S. Military Academy, the Engineering School at Ft. Leavenworth, the Command and General Staff School at Leavenworth, the Army War College, the MacArthur Archives Director James Zobel, the Library of Congress, the War Department; the sources seemed endless. We do believe we were able to capture all the major public speeches and reports covering MacArthur's truly productive years from 1908 through 1964. Contains more than 125 speeches/reports. It will be interesting to note, MacArthur established his personality early in his military career and never veered from this. His admonition from his Mother when MacArthur was a student at West Point was, never cheat, never lie, never tattle"". Adhering to this edict MacArthur offered to resign from the Academy rather than answer questions from the Academy panel investigating hazing and harassment by a group of fellow students. MacArthur continued to develop his hard line against political and military intrigue by resolving to always do what he believed right even if he knew no one was watching. Further he was determined never to refuse to carryout the order of a senior officer - never be insubordinate to constituted authority. ""

Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Asia
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013933562


Douglas MacArthur Book Description :

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.

Reports of General MacArthur

Reports of General MacArthur


  • Author : Gen Douglas MacArthur
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-11-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 1944961852


Reports of General MacArthur Book Description :

Reports of General MacArthur are the official after-action reports of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Long out of print, this facsimile edition contains not only MacArthur's own perspective of his operations against the Japanese in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II but also the enemy's unique account of Imperial Army campaigns against MacArthur's forces. Collectively, the reports have substantial and enduring value for military historians and students of military affairs, providing an illuminating record of momentous events influenced in large measure by a distinguished Soldier and towering figure in American historiography.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur


  • Author : Russell D. Buhite
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780742577398


Douglas MacArthur Book Description :

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.

Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur


  • Author : Brenda Haugen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0756509947


Douglas MacArthur Book Description :

A biography of the famous general Douglas MacArthur.

Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur


  • Author : Arthur Herman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994896


Douglas MacArthur Book Description :

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation’s great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim—from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But he was also one of America’s most divisive figures, a man whose entire career was steeped in controversy. Was he an avatar or an anachronism, a brilliant strategist or a vainglorious mountebank? Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Arthur Herman delivers a powerhouse biography that peels back the layers of myth—both good and bad—and exposes the marrow of the man beneath. MacArthur’s life spans the emergence of the United States Army as a global fighting force. Its history is to a great degree his story. The son of a Civil War hero, he led American troops in three monumental conflicts—World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Born four years after Little Bighorn, he died just as American forces began deploying in Vietnam. Herman’s magisterial book spans the full arc of MacArthur’s journey, from his elevation to major general at thirty-eight through his tenure as superintendent of West Point, field marshal of the Philippines, supreme ruler of postwar Japan, and beyond. More than any previous biographer, Herman shows how MacArthur’s strategic vision helped shape several decades of U.S. foreign policy. Alone among his peers, he foresaw the shift away from Europe, becoming the prophet of America’s destiny in the Pacific Rim. Here, too, is a vivid portrait of a man whose grandiose vision of his own destiny won him enemies as well as acolytes. MacArthur was one of the first military heroes to cultivate his own public persona—the swashbuckling commander outfi