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William Manchester has written a informative and entertaining biography of Douglas MacArthur.
It spends a great deal of time on World War II where he developed tactically but also covers his rise in the military via his mother and his hubris in the Korean War.
Despite these lapses, the book is a good read and gives great insight not only to the subject, but to the times as well.
General Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest men of the 20th Century the Viceroy of Japan who helped rebuild modern Japan and wrote the Japanese constitution which they abide... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Alan J Beals
A great book about a great American figure, who was more tragic than great because of his imperiousness and ego. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Steven E. Sanderson
A thoroughly researched, beautifully written, well judged biography of a complex man. Highly recommended.
The easy stereotypes of MacArthur are punctured. Read more
Excellent! I had a hard time putting this one down. I did not know what to expect from this biography because MacArthur is such a controversial subject. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ron
Very well written. I listened to the audio book which was so well done that it didn't seem as though it was being read. Read morePublished 18 days ago by J. Rector
once in a century there is a truly great general, such was Robert E Lee and Douglas Mcarthur.Published 21 days ago by Ruben M. Garcia
I confess out right that Manchester is one of my favorite historians. That said he did not let me down with his book on MacArthur. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Bicycler's Mom
This is said to be the definitive work on Douglas MacArthur. I doubt you will find a negative review of this book anyway. The style is wonderful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Perry Smith
First a brilliant and intensely self-engrossed man, and warring international tribes at crisis points--how could one ask for more?Published 1 month ago by Mary W. Fowler