MacArthur at War

MacArthur at War
Author: Walter R. Borneman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 0316405310
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur at War Book Excerpt:

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 his influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific. A Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New York Historical Society

Macarthur s War

Macarthur s War
Author: Bevin Alexander
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 0425261212
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macarthur s War Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China—a position intended to provoke a wider war, regardless of the consequences. While MacArthur aspired to stamp out Communism across the globe, Truman was much more concerned with containing the Soviet Union. The infamous clash between them was not only an epic turning point in history, but the ultimate struggle between civil and military power in the United States. While other U.S. generals have challenged presidential authority, no other military leader has ever so brazenly attempted to dictate national policy. In MacArthur’s War, Bevin Alexander details MacArthur’s battles, from the alliances he made with Republican leaders to the threatening ultimatum he delivered to China against orders—the action that led directly to his downfall. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Arthur Herman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 0812994892
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Douglas MacArthur Book Excerpt:

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

MacArthur s Air Force

MacArthur   s Air Force
Author: Bill Yenne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1472833228
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur s Air Force Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur is one of the towering figures of World War II, and indeed of the twentieth century, but his leadership of the second largest air force in the USAAF is often overlooked. When World War II ended, the three numbered air forces (the Fifth, Thirteenth and Seventh) under his command possessed 4,004 combat aircraft, 433 reconnaissance aircraft and 922 transports. After being humbled by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, MacArthur and his air chief General George Kenney rebuilt the US aerial presence in the Pacific, helping Allied naval and ground forces to push back the Japanese Air Force, re-take the Philippines, and carry the war north towards the Home Islands. Following the end of World War II MacArthur was the highest military and political authority in Japan, and at the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 he was named as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command. In the ten months of his command his Far East Air Forces increased dramatically and saw the first aerial combat between jet fighters. Written by award-winning aviation historian Bill Yenne, this engrossing book traces the journey of American air forces in the Pacific under General MacArthur's command, from their lowly beginnings to their eventual triumph over Imperial Japan, followed by their entry into the jet age in the skies over Korea.

War at the End of the World

War at the End of the World
Author: James P. Duffy
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 110161109X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War at the End of the World Book Excerpt:

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 campaign.”—The Christian Science Monitor One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. 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 retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
Publsiher: YWAM Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781932096156
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Douglas MacArthur Book Excerpt:

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+

MacArthur on War

MacArthur on War
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MacArthur s Jungle War

MacArthur s Jungle War
Author: Stephen R. Taaffe
Publsiher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur s Jungle War Book Excerpt:

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.

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
Author: Jack Gallaway
Publsiher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Odd Couple Book Excerpt:

Military heroes are larger than life and General Douglas MacArthur assiduously built his image as a warrior hero through skilful media manipulation. In complete contrast to this flamboyant American was General Thomas Blamey. Where MacArthur's actual military experience was limited, the feisty Aussie had taken part in the Gallipoli landings. Blamey had also played a major role in the big battles on the Western Front. In this provocative account, Jack Gallaway demonstrates conclusively that Blamey - to his cost - never matched MacArthur's supreme ability to generate personal and political advantage through tireless self-promotion.

MacArthur on War

MacArthur on War
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philippines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MacArthur

MacArthur
Author: James W. Zobel
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 0811762149
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur was one of the most colorful, controversial, and image-conscious military figures of the twentieth century. This military biography in photos captures the spirit of the man and his legend in hundreds of historical images.

Command Crisis

Command Crisis
Author: D. Clayton James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil supremacy over the military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Truman MacArthur and the Korean War

Truman  MacArthur  and the Korean War
Author: Dennis Wainstock
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780313308376
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Truman MacArthur and the Korean War Book Excerpt:

A general history of the critical first year of the Korean War, this study deals primarily with relations between General Douglas MacArthur and President Harry S. Truman from June 1950 to April 1951, a period that defined the war's direction until General Mark Clark, the final U.N. Commander, signed the Armistice two years later. Although the ever-changing military situation is outlined, the main focus is on policymaking and the developing friction between Truman and MacArthur. Wainstock contradicts the common view that MacArthur and Truman were constantly at odds on the basic aims of the war. In the matter of carrying the fight to Communist China, MacArthur and the Joint Chiefs differed only on timing, not on the need for such action. The end of the Cold War has provided historians with a better opportunity to study the forces that shaped the thinking of America's leaders at the time of the Korean War. The sheer quantity of material now available, while daunting, is filled with colorful and outstanding personalities, dramatic action, and momentous actions that have had an impact on world events even to the present day. Wainstock ultimately concludes that Washington placed too much emphasis on anti-Communist ideology, rather than long-term national interest, in the decision first to intervene in the war and later to cross the crucial 38th Parallel. He also emphasizes the important contributions of General Matthew B. Ridgway in stopping the Chinese offensive and in influencing Washington's decision not to carry the war to Communist China.

MacArthur and the American Century

MacArthur and the American Century
Author: William M. Leary
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780803280205
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur and the American Century Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur has been hailed as the greatest soldier in American history. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, there is no question that MacArthur played a prominent role in the emergence of the United States as a world power in the twentieth century. A distinguished combat soldier during World War I and an innovative educator at West Point in the 1920s, MacArthur became the army's chief of staff during the Great Depression. He went abroad in the 1930s to prepare the Philippines for war. His stand against the Japanese following Pearl Harbor made him a national hero, and his subsequent campaign against Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific only added to his reputation. The Korean War gave MacArthur a final opportunity to display his military skills. MacArthur and the American Century assembles for the first time a nuanced and full scrutiny of MacArthur's entire career. Essays by such experts as Stanley L. Falk and D. Clayton James accompany materials by Dwight D. Eisenhower and MacArthur himself, providing analysis and evaluation of the immense impact this dramatic figure had on war, peace, and the American imagination.

The Generals

The Generals
Author: Winston Groom
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1426215509
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Generals Book Excerpt:

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These 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 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. Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, The Generals is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.

MacArthur s War

MacArthur s War
Author: Douglas Niles,Michael Dobson
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 1429950609
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur s War Book Excerpt:

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.

Douglas MacArthur and the Century of War

Douglas MacArthur and the Century of War
Author: Robert A. Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780816030989
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Douglas MacArthur and the Century of War Book Excerpt:

Biography of General Douglas MacArthur.

MacArthur s Victory

MacArthur s Victory
Author: Harry Gailey
Publsiher: Presidio Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307415937
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur s Victory Book Excerpt:

A GREAT WARRIOR AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for a quick offensive against the Japanese. Instead, he had available to him only a small and shattered air force, inadequate naval support, and an army made up almost entirely of untried reservists. Here is one of history’s most controversial commanders battling his own superiors for enough supplies, since President Roosevelt favored the European Theater; butting heads with the Navy, which opposed his initiatives; and on his way to making good his promise of liberating the Philippines. In the battles for Buna, Lae, and Port Moresby, the capture of Finschhafen, and other major actions, he would prove his critics wrong and burnish an image of greatness that would last through the Korean War. This was the “other” Pacific War: the one MacArthur fought in New Guinea and, against all odds and most predictions, decisively won.

The Good Years

The Good Years
Author: Paul P. Rogers,Arlene Hostetler Rogers
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780275929183
Category: Soldiers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Years Book Excerpt:

The first volume of a two volume series, this book begins the intimate, first hand look at a relationship that shaped the history of World War II, that of General Douglas MacArthur and his Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Richard Sutherland. Written by their chief clerk, Paul P. Rogers, this series focuses on the command structure that developed between MacArthur and Sutherland and how it changed as the war progressed. Told from the vantage point of one who was there, it presents new information about the operations of the General Headquarters for the Pacific during the war. This first volume begins with the prewar careers of MacArthur and Sutherland, continues through Pearl Harbor and Corregidor, followed by the epic struggles of 1942, and concludes with the campaign at Buna. The book presents information that challenges, contradicts, and compliments the two major biographies of MacArthur and presents new documents never before seen. Rogers here writes of the good years in the first half of the Pacific campaign where MacArthur and Sutherland were maintaining a good, although increasingly strained, relationship. Rogers tells of his own position as MacArthur and Sutherland are alienated from each other in the accelerating scope and speed of operations. Bound to be one of the definitive works on World War II, this book will prove unforgettable for anyone with an interest in United States and military history.

Macarthur s War

Macarthur s War
Author: Bevin Alexander
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN: 1101622415
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macarthur s War Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China—a position intended to provoke a wider war, regardless of the consequences. While MacArthur aspired to stamp out Communism across the globe, Truman was much more concerned with containing the Soviet Union. The infamous clash between them was not only an epic turning point in history, but the ultimate struggle between civil and military power in the United States. While other U.S. generals have challenged presidential authority, no other military leader has ever so brazenly attempted to dictate national policy. In MacArthur’s War, Bevin Alexander details MacArthur’s battles, from the alliances he made with Republican leaders to the threatening ultimatum he delivered to China against orders—the action that led directly to his downfall. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS