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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.
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 17 days 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 26 days ago by Mary W. Fowler
Gen MacArthur's life spanned a unique part of America's history. To nit know that part or how the General and America connect is to be perilously ignorant. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Lance Barnett
William Manchester, now deceased, is a highly regarded writer and historian. This book is a fine example of his best work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by steve
I have read McArthur's autobiography and at least one other. This is the most complete biography of McArthur, one of the greatest generals of all times and certainly the greatest... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thousand Oaks PC Club
A first rate story of the general often overlooked. From the earliest days a commander in the Greeat War to dismissal from Korea. We see a brilliant warrior. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike