Douglas MacArthur

Written By Arthur Herman
Douglas MacArthur
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 14 June 2016
  • ISBN : 0812994892
  • Pages : 960 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 15 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Douglas MacArthur by author: Arthur Herman which was release on 14 June 2016 and published by Random House with total page 960 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 outfitted with Ray-Ban sunglasses, riding crop, and corncob pipe. Repeatedly spared from being killed in battle—his soldiers nicknamed him “Bullet Proof”—he had a strong sense of divine mission. “Mac” was a man possessed, in the words of one of his contemporaries, of a “supreme and almost mystical faith that he could not fail.” Yet when he did, it was on an epic scale. His willingness to defy both civilian and military authority was, Herman shows, a lifelong trait—and it would become his undoing. Tellingly, MacArthur once observed, “Sometimes it is the order one disobeys that makes one famous.” To capture the life of such an outsize figure in one volume is no small achievement. With Douglas MacArthur, Arthur Herman has set a new standard for untangling the legacy of this American legend. Praise for Douglas MacArthur “This is revisionist history at its best and, hopefully, will reopen a debate about the judgment of history and MacArthur’s place in history.”—New York Journal of Books “Unfailingly evocative . . . close to an epic . . . More than a biography, it is a tale of a time in the past almost impossible to contemplate today as having taken place, with MacArthur himself as a figure perhaps too remote to understand, but all the more important to encounter.”—The New Criterion “With Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, the prolific and talented historian Arthur Herman has delivered an expertly rendered, compulsively readable account that does full justice to MacArthur’s monumental achievements without slighting his equally monumental flaws.”—Commentary

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Arthur Herman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Total pages : 960
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : 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 ...

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Jean Darby
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release Date : 1989-01-01
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : 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....

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
  • Publisher : YWAM Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 205
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : 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, ...

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Russell D. Buhite
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Brenda Haugen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • Total pages : 112
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Summary : A biography of the famous general Douglas MacArthur....

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War at the End of the World
  • Author : James P. Duffy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. “A meaty, engrossing narrative history… This will likely stand as the definitive account of the New Guinea ...

Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander
  • Author : Seymour Morris, Jr.
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War, and Truman. He is ...

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Clark Lee,Richard Henschel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Total pages : 370
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The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur

The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Frazier Hunt
  • Publisher : New York : Devin-Adair
  • Release Date : 1954
  • Total pages : 533
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Summary : 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....

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The Emperor General
  • Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 128
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Summary : 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....

Frontline General Douglas MacArthur

Frontline General  Douglas MacArthur
  • Author : Jules Archer
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : 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 ...

Douglas MacArthur a Modern Knight errant

Douglas MacArthur  a Modern Knight errant
  • Author : William S. Phillips
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Total pages : 77
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Summary : Read online Douglas MacArthur a Modern Knight errant written by William S. Phillips, published by Dorrance Publishing Company which was released on 1978. Download full Douglas MacArthur a Modern Knight errant Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Operational Art In The Korean War A Comparison Between General MacArthur And General Walker

Operational Art In The Korean War  A Comparison Between General MacArthur And General Walker
  • Author : Major Remco van Ingen
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Total pages : 50
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : This monograph addresses operational art during a specific period of the Korean War. Both General Walton Walker and General Douglas MacArthur developed operational approaches to unify Korea when the decision was made to cross the 38th parallel into North Korea. General MacArthur’s approach used two major ground commands, was ...

General Douglas MacArthur Soldier statesman

General Douglas MacArthur  Soldier statesman
  • Author : Francis Trevelyan Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Total pages : 313
  • ISBN : 0812994892
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Summary : Read online General Douglas MacArthur Soldier statesman written by Francis Trevelyan Miller, published by which was released on 1951. Download full General Douglas MacArthur Soldier statesman Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....