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Douglas MacArthur and the century of war

by Robert Alan Scott

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.,
    • United States. Army -- Biography.,
    • Generals -- United States -- Biography.,
    • United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-148) and index.

      StatementRobert A. Scott.
      SeriesMakers of America, Makers of America (Facts on File, Inc.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE745.M3 S36 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination154 p. :
      Number of Pages154
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL661431M
      ISBN 100816030987
      LC Control Number97006874

      air war college - research report a critical analysis of the generalship of general douglas macarthur as theatre commander in the pacific during world war ii dtic s flecte oct 0 2 lieutenant colonel jeffrey e. furbank, usa -i ( 4'- -- _ ie air university releas;ll i united states air forceCited by: 1. MacArthur retired from the army and went into business. He spent his retirement years writing his memoirs. He died on April 5, at the age of Interesting Facts about Douglas MacArthur. His father, General Arthur MacArthur, rose to the rank of Lieutenant General. He fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

      A Long Gray Line. Reminiscences. by Douglas Macarthur. McGraw-Hill. pp. $ Most reviewers have treated this as a Them, not an Us book. It is being bought by Them in quantity, to judge from best-seller lists, though We may wonder whether having bought it . "Douglas MacArthur was brilliant and arrogant, captivating and infuriating. He smote America's enemies and vexed America's leaders. He is a wonderful subject for biography, and in Arthur Herman he has found a wonderful biographer: thorough, balanced, insightful, engaging. This is the best life of MacArthur in a generation.".

        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/5(15). World War 1 General Douglas MacArthur. There was never much doubt about Douglas MacArthur’s () career; he was a precocious soldier. He grew up in the saddle, rifle in hand, the son of a war hero. He spent his boyhood listening to old soldiers spin their yarns.


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Search. Search Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Scott. Find more information about: ISBN: Early life and education. A military brat, Douglas MacArthur was born 26 Januaryat Little Rock Barracks, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Arthur MacArthur Jr., a U.S.

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