Frontline General Douglas MacArthur

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general.

Frontline General  Douglas MacArthur

Frontline General Douglas MacArthur

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to heed any authority but his own gained him a reputation of arrogance and insubordination that was to shadow his entire career. As MacArthur helped guide defeated Japan to democracy, it was remarked that he himself tolerated no democratic questioning of his commands. When he was summoned from Japan to take command of the desperately beleaguered forces in Korea, the conflict between duty and pride brought his career to a dramatic conclusion. With brilliant generalship he saved his army from defeat, only to be removed from his post when he refused to obey the president himself. Douglas MacArthur’s deeds were of heroic proportion, but he is, and will continue to be, one of America’s most controversial figures.

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Frontline General: Douglas MacArthur
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jules Archer
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-10 - Publisher: Skyhorse

At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to heed any authority but his own gained him a reputation of arrogance and insubordination that was
Old Soldiers Never Die
Language: en
Pages: 663
Authors: Geoffrey Perret
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Random House Incorporated

Provides new insights into the life and times of the great military leader and takes a look at MacArthur's military career, personal relationships, and flirtation with politics
An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 804
Authors: Lisa Tendrich Frank
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A sweeping review of the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day. • An extensive bibliography offers additional reading and research opportunities • Accessibly written essays introduce the thematic developments of each major conflict in American history • Supporting photographs and illustrations
Douglas MacArthur
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Bernard K. Duffy, Ronald H. Carpenter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Provides a balanced analysis of MacArthur's oratory from his "Old Soldiers Never Die" speech to the platitudes of his 1952 Republican convention address.
African Americans at War
Language: en
Pages: 819
Authors: Jonathan Sutherland
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Offers more than 250 alphabetically arranged entries covering the contributions of African American soldiers, from pre-Revolutionary fighting against French armies to combat against the forces of Saddam Hussein.