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The General vs. the President

The General vs. the President
MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

by H. W. Brands

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0385540582
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute: appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era.

Report of the Case of the Commonealth Vs. John Kehoe Et Al., Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Commonly Known as "Molly Maguires"

Report of the Case of the Commonealth Vs. John Kehoe Et Al., Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Commonly Known as 'Molly Maguires'
Indicted in the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for Schuylkill County, Penna., for an Aggrevated Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill Wm. M. Thomas : with the Testimony and Arguments of Counsel in Full, Stenographically Reported by R.A. West

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Message of the President of the United States and Accompanyng Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress

Message of the President of the United States and Accompanyng Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings

Proceedings
A Book

by Wood, Wire, and Metal Lathers' International Union

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1929
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-general

Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-general
A Book

by United States. Department of State

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Report of the Attorney General

Report of the Attorney General
A Book

by Michigan. Attorney General's Department

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Report for 1842-89 ends Dec. 31, for 1890- ends June 30.

Annual Report of the Attorney General

Annual Report of the Attorney General
A Book

by Ohio. Attorney General's Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Generals Vs. Presidents

Generals Vs. Presidents
Neomilitarism in Latin America

by Edwin Lieuwen

  • Publisher : New York : Praeger
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana
A Book

by Louisiana. Supreme Court

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General U.S. Grant's Tour Around the World

General U.S. Grant's Tour Around the World
Embracing His Speeches, Receptions, and Description of His Travels, with a Biographical Sketch of His Life

by L. T. Remlap

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson
A Book

by H. W. Brands

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780786259601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Woodrow Wilson was a man of words, overcoming dyslexia to spend much of his early life writing about politics and practicing oratory on empty church benches. A reputation for original and insightful political thought secured him the presidency of Princeton and, eventually, a nomination for the United States presidency. In this clear, well-informed, and timely account of Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, his struggles with rivals at home and allies abroad, and his temporary decline in popularity following Congress's rejection of his League of Nations, Wilson emerges as a fascinating man of oratorical power, penetrating thought, and inspiring ideals. Book jacket.

Proceedings of the ... General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Proceedings of the ... General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
A Book

by United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1916
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly

Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly
A Book

by Illinois. General Assembly. Senate

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Carpenter

Carpenter
A Book

by Peter James McGuire,Frank Duffy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Carpenter

The Carpenter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lather

The Lather
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1941
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Congressional Record0

Congressional Record0
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boston Journal of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Boston Journal of Chemistry and Pharmacy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Campaign for President

The Campaign for President
1980 in Retrospect

by Jonathan Moore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Report of Proceedings of the Convention

Report of Proceedings of the Convention
A Book

by Laborers' International Union of North America

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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