MacArthur: A Biography

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 10, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological leaps that guarantee the nature of war will radically change during the span of an ordinary career. One of the first proponents of a new dimension in warfare--the Air Force--MacArthur was also unmatched historically for his management of peace during the U.S. occupation of Japan. For generations to come, MacArthur's legacy will yield profitable--and entertaining--examples to Americans in and out of uniform.

 

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Good biography about an iconic leader in American history. This book was a good survey of his military and civilian life; though not too much on the latter. I was looking for an insightful discussion ... Read full review

MACARTHUR: A Biography

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In-depth analysis of the enduring paradox of America's most revered five-star insubordinate—an installment of the Great Generals biographical series for which retired General Wesley K. Clark is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Beginnings
3
Chief of Staff
17
From the Center to the Fringe
31
Catastrophe
43
An Expensive Education
55
Parameters
65
Apprenticeship
77
Regression Invasion and Surrender
113
Shogun in Khaki
127
Triumphs and Challenges
139
Korea Triumph
149
Korea Defeat
157
The Sum of the Man
165
Notes
177
Index
193

Breakthrough
89
Return and Redemption
103

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RICHARD B. FRANK is the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall and winner of the General William Greene Award and the Harry S. Truman Book Award. He lives in Annandale, Virginia.

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