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MacArthur at War

MacArthur at War
World War II in the Pacific

by Walter R. Borneman

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0316405310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society 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 MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific.

MacArthur's War

MacArthur's War
A Novel of the Invasion of Japan

by Douglas Niles,Michael Dobson

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781429950602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
Blamey and MacArthur at War

by Jack Gallaway

  • Publisher : University of Queensland Press(Australia)
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War

Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War
A Book

by Dennis Wainstock

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780313308376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 War Against Japan

MacArthur and the War Against Japan
A Book

by Frazier Hunt

  • Publisher : New York : Scribner
  • Release : 1944
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reminiscences

Reminiscences
A Book

by Douglas MacArthur

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-10
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9784871878821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in his own hand, and finished only weeks before his death, Reminiscences by General Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history. These pages show a man whose unique vantage point at the center of the stage enabled him to illuminate major controversies of our time, and whose views and ideas - never before published in full - are now bound to bring new and unexpected reappraisals to the conflicts in which he himself was the central figure. Douglas MacArthur served under eight presidents. He was honored as few men have been. His genius for command, and his ability to implement that command by strategy, stand as landmarks in military history. No man was ever so outspoken in his commitment to his troops or in his beliefs. A legend in his own lifetime, he was a man who aroused controversy, yet stood above the awe and the conflicts he inspired. Never before has one soldier's life so completely reflected a nation's military history. After graduation from West Point with the highest average ever achieved by a cadet, MacArthur served in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and then as military attache in the Far East, where he first perceived Japanese aspirations for hegemony the Orient. His courage in the trenches and his leadership of the famous Rainbow Division during the First World War were cited by General Pershing, who seven times awarded MacArthur the Silver Star.

MacArthur's Jungle War

MacArthur's Jungle War
The 1944 New Guinea Campaign

by Stephen R. Taaffe

  • Publisher : Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Second Front

Second Front
Censorship and Propaganda in the 1991 Gulf War

by John R. MacArthur

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2004-05-26
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780520242319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John R. MacArthur -- who is the publisher of Harper's Magazine -- examines the government's assault on the constitutional freedoms of the U.S. media during the 1991 gulf war. With a new preface.

The Generals

The Generals
Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II

by Winston Groom

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2015-11-10
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1426215509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero

by Stanley Weintraub

  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release : 2008-11-21
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781439152942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Douglas MacArthur towers over twentieth-century American history. His fame is based chiefly on his World War II service in the Philippines. Yet Korea, America's forgotten war, was far more "MacArthur's War" -- and it remains one of our most brutal and frightening. In just three years thirty-five thousand Americans lost their lives -- more than three times the rate of losses in Vietnam. Korea, like Vietnam, was a breeding ground for the crimes of war. To this day, six thousand Americans remain MIA. It was Korea where American troops faced a Communist foe for the first time, as both China and the Soviet Union contributed troops to the North Korean cause. The war that nearly triggered the use of nuclear weapons reveals MacArthur at his most flamboyant, flawed, yet still, at times, brilliant. Acclaimed historian Stanley Weintraub offers a thrilling blow-by-blow account of the key actions of the Korean War during the months of MacArthur's command. Our lack of preparedness for the invasion, our disastrous retreat to a corner of Korea, the daring landing at Inchon, the miscalculations in pursuing the enemy north, the headlong retreats from the Yalu River and Chosin Reservoir, and the clawing back to the 38th parallel, all can be blamed or credited to MacArthur. He was imperious, vain, blind to criticism, and so insubordinate that Truman was forced to fire him. Yet years later, the war would end where MacArthur had left it, at the border that still stands as one of history's last frontiers between communism and freedom. MacArthur's War draws on extensive archival research, memoirs, and the latest findings from archives in the formerly communist world, to weave a rich tale in the voices of its participants. From MacArthur and his upper cadre, to feisty combat correspondent Maggie Higgins and her fellow journalists, to the grunts who bore the brunt of MacArthur's decisions, for good and ill, this is a harrowing account of modern warfare at its bloodiest. MacArthur's War is the gripping story of the Korean War and its soldiers -- and of the one soldier who dominated the rest.

MacArthur's ULTRA

MacArthur's ULTRA
Codebreaking and the War Against Japan, 1942-1945

by Edward J. Drea,Drea

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"No one writing on military operations in the Southwest Pacific will be able to ignore this book."?William M. Leary, editor of We Shall Return: MacArthur's Commanders and the Defeat of Japan, 1941-1945 "Adds significantly to our understanding of the war and of MacArthur as commander and strategist."?Stanley L. Falk, author of Bataan: The March of Death "A 'must' item for analysis of the Pacific war."?Harold Deutsch, author of Hitler and His Generals Author Biography: Edward J. Drea is chief of the Research and Analysis Division at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C., and author of The 1942 Japanese General Election. He is fluent in Japanese. On the Military Intelligence History Reading List 2012.

MacArthur's Undercover War

MacArthur's Undercover War
Spies, Saboteurs, Guerrillas, and Secret Missions

by William B. Breuer,Douglas MacArthur

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release : 1995-05
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guadalcanal . . . Midway . . . the battle for the Philippines. In each of these critical conflicts, intelligence played a crucial role in bringing about an Allied victory. General MacArthur's brilliant Pacific campaign was designed around espionage and guerrilla warfare. This is the story of his undercover war. Praise for William B. Breuer's Previous Works... "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate story teller." —Publishers Weekly on The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "A first-class historian." —The Wall Street Journal "Another smasher by Breuer, who specializes in thrilling reports of WWII spycraft and warfare." —Kirkus Reviews on Race to the Moon "Fast-paced, detailed, and satisfyingly dramatic." —World War II magazine on Devil Boats "Vivid . . . skillfully written." —Los Angeles Times on Retaking the Philippines "Brings to life how airborne soldiers survived, how the human will prevails . . . against overwhelming enemies, tactical failures, and even death." —The New York Times on Geronimo: American Paratroopers in World War II MACARTHUR'S UNDERCOVER WAR The covert war General Douglas MacArthur waged against Japanese forces in the Pacific arena was the largest undercover operation ever undertaken. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the legendary exploits and heroism of the thousands of courageous individuals who fought as spies, guerrillas, propagandists, and saboteurs behind enemy lines. When the Japanese war juggernaut overran the Philippines, it took a near miraculous PT-boat escape for MacArthur to make his way to safety in Australia. He left behind a force of seventy thousand American and Philippine troops marooned on the Bataan Peninsula. To these brave men the general vowed, "I shall return." Against overwhelming odds, MacArthur succeeded. Crucial to his success was his massive covert war effort. MacArthur created his own undercover warfare agency, the super-secret Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB), to organize the many far-flung resistance groups. They were the coast watchers—jungle-wise miners, traders and planters, missionaries, and telegraph operators who occupied remote Pacific islands, living in the most primitive conditions while keeping a constant vigil for Japanese movement. They were American soldiers who escaped the Bataan Peninsula and were commanding guerrilla armies in the interior mountain and jungle locations of the Philippines. And they were double agents operating right under the noses of the Japanese in Manila, occupying positions close to the Imperial Army and in the collaborationist Philippine government. The phenomenal success of MacArthur's island-hopping "hit-'em-where-they-ain't" campaign was built on the accuracy of the intelligence gathered by the AIB. Early in the conflict, the Americans cracked the secret Japanese naval code and established a chain of intelligence radio-monitoring posts circling the Japanese empire from Alaska to Australia. The information garnered from their interceptions of Japanese transmissions and from operatives on the ground allowed MacArthur to pick soft targets—islands the Japanese had left relatively unguarded—for invasion. It was the steel nerves and unbounded resourcefulness of those who fought the secret war that paved the way for MacArthur's "Great Return" to the Philippines and saved the lives of countless American soldiers. In an action-packed narrative, MacArthur's Undercover War tells of thrilling feats of valor and derring-do—impossible missions to blow up harbors, kidnap heads of state, undermine currency, and arrange prison escapes, all deep within enemy territory. Firsthand interviews with veterans and information from previously unpublished documents reveal a riveting tale of World War II that has never been fully told.

Command Crisis

Command Crisis
MacArthur and the Korean War

by D. Clayton James

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War

Truman, MacArthur and the Korean War
June 1950 to July 1951

by DennisD Wainstock

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009-08-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781929631889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At 4:00 a.m. on June 25, 1950, North Korean artillery began pounding South Korean positions and the Korean War began. The Americans underestimated the strength of the North Koreans, who quickly invaded the South and nearly overran the country. Every US intelligence agency failed to predict the attack. General Douglas MacArthur in Japan was sending gloomy reports after President Truman decided to stand up to Communist aggression in East Asia. A long duel began between the general and the president that characterized the first year of the war and ended with the sacking of the man many Americans thought of as a national hero.

MacArthur's Korean War Generals

MacArthur's Korean War Generals
A Book

by Stephen R. Taaffe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-04-08
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780700622214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anybody who wants to understand how the US Army fought in the Korean War needs to read this book. Taaffe is especially interesting on the personal relationships between senior officers

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
America's General

by Brenda Haugen

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2005-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780756509941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the famous general Douglas MacArthur.

MacArthur’s Air Force

MacArthur’s Air Force
American Airpower over the Pacific and the Far East, 1941–51

by Bill Yenne

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-09-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1472833228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Emperor General

The Emperor General
A Biography of Douglas MacArthur

by Norman H. Finkelstein

  • Publisher : Backinprint.Com
  • Release : 2000-12-01
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780595152803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General Douglas MacArthur was one of the few military leaders in American history to hold the rank of five-star General of the Army. He was the most decorated soldier in American history. In World War II he directed the campaign against Japan and after the war oversaw the occupation of the country. When the Korean War broke out, his disagreement with United States policy forced President Harry Truman to recall him from his post. MacArthur was a larger than life figure in American history. His story is riveting and insightful.

The Good Years

The Good Years
MacArthur and Sutherland

by Paul P. Rogers,Arlene Hostetler Rogers

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9780275929183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This extraordinary book offers a uniquely informed look at MacArthur and his chief of staff Sutherland. Written by their chief clerk, it presents new information about their relationship while focusing on the question of command. What was the precise nature of their joint command function and what was its impact on their individual personalities?

The Biography of General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur

The Biography of General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur
A Book

by Sydney L. Mayer

  • Publisher : Smithmark Pub
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9780831757939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the life and personality of General Douglas MacArthur and discusses his military strategies during World War II and the Korean War