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Reminiscences (Bluejacket Books)

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Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's memoir spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during major controversies of the twentieth century enabled him to present unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role. No soldier in modern time has been more admired--or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of Occupied Japan, victor of the Battle of Inchon, the general was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his command by President Truman. His supporters believe his genius for command and ability to implement that command by strategy stand as landmarks in military history. His critics are not so kind, calling him a gigantic ego paying homage to himself in this book. Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, this self portrait is a moving final testament to a life of service that began at West Point and continued in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and throughout the world wars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific, MacArthur was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His recounting of World War II is dramatically punctuated with intimate portraits of key personalities and insights into his stand on controversial issues. Although the autobiography was written more than thirty years ago, it continues to be a valuable document of the period.

Synopsis:

A moving final testament to a remarkable military life filled with triumph and controversies.

About the Author

Douglas MacArthur was appointed to the new rank of General of the Army in 1944 and was relieved of his command as head of UN military forces in South Korea in 1951. He died in 1964.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557504838
Author:
MacArthur, Douglas
Publisher:
US Naval Institute Press
Author:
MacArthur, Douglas
Location:
Annapolis, Md.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Series:
Bluejacket Books
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7, 7 maps
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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