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Gen. MacArthur is one of the true American heroes of our time. This book presented him brilliantly, foibles and all. If we had listened to him it would have been no Soviet Union. Unfortunately the politicians treated him the same way they treated General Patton and we are the worse off for it. This is a great book. I can recommend it highly without reservation.
This is a quick read and informative narrative of the General's activities during WW11 and Korea concluding with his retirement. I recommend it. For a more extensive coverage I recommend AMERICAN CAESAR.
This is an ok cliff notes type of analysis. I don't think it accurately represents the complex individual that Macarthur was. It's a quick read but if you're really interested there are other biographies that better serve your interests.
She seemed not to be able to deal with a lot of things that stardom had to offer. It is a shame that she had to die young and her background is even more scary. No child should have to go through what she did. I like the summation of the whole book of the history of her life. I didn't know some things and I'm glad I read the book.
Like all other MacArthur biographies I have seen, it overlooks the fact that MacArthur's abrupt dismissal occurred shortly after a lone United States destroyer had been ordered to place itself in an extremely precarious situation near the People's Republic of China's port of Swatow (Shantou). At the very moment that MacArthur received word that he had been relieved of his command the destroyer was surrounded by more than 40 armed Chinese vessels. Had hostilities against the destroyer been initiated by the Chinese, the course of world history would have changed drastically. Most biographies were published before this information was declassified in 1994 and could not have mentioned it.