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The fighting Douglas MacArthur.

Clarke Newlon

The fighting Douglas MacArthur.

by Clarke Newlon

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 205-206.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE745.M3 N4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 211 p.
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5944938M
    LC Control Number65016300

      Walter Borneman’s new book MacArthur at War presents the fighting in New Guinea and describes MacArthur’s leadership in vivid and interesting detail. It was there, Borneman writes, that MacArthur first became “the hero who rallied America and its allies when they were at a low ebb and to become the symbol of determined resolve so.   MacArthur wanted to expand the war against China, which had entered the Korean fighting in late MacArthur complained that the president was tying his hands by forbidding the bombing of China.

    It is worth recalling that during the fighting in the southwest Pacific in World War II, MacArthur brilliantly employed a combined air-land-sea campaign to defeat Japanese forces on New Guinea. "FIGHTING FOR MACARTHUR" _____ Book Review Mark J. Reardon THE AUTHOR John Gordon, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army with a PhD in public policy, is a senior defense analyst at a defense think tank, and has written widely on military subjects.

    Based on a rich collection of American and newly discovered Japanese sources, it is filled with never-before-published details about the fighting, including a revealing discussion of the buildup of tensions between Gen. Douglas MacArthur and . "Fighting against hopeless odds, the Army of the Philippines in its magnificent stand became exemplified to all of us in the person of its daring leader. Day by day, we who were safe at home repeated the name of that soldier of soldiers, man of men, Douglas MacArthur. "Dashing leader, audacious fighter, this soldier carried on.


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