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Macarthur : Military Commanders - Gavin Long


Military Commanders

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780938289142
Number Of Pages: 255

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But his self-confidence, the breadth and depth of his thinking and his eloquence and commanding presence ensured that he filled with distinction the senior appointments into which he was swiftly elevated between the wars.When Douglas MacArthur returned to the U.S. after being relieved of command in Korea in 1951, he was setting foot on American soil for the first time since 1935. During his long sojourn in the Pacific he had fought against America's enemies in concert with a wide array of often contentious European allies and emerging Asian forces. In "MacArthur" Gavin Long examined one of the most complex personalities, thrust into some of the most complex situations, to be found in the "Military Commanders" series. It is scarcely surprising that he sometimes gave his subject mixed reviews. Long was editor of the Australian Official History of World War II and offers an interesting account of MacArthur's relationship with his Australian allies. Examples of MacArthur's initiative and leadership ability in Mexico and World War I, ignored in some studies, are given due attention here. Of particular interest, due to rapid changes of government throughout the world in recent years, is Long's insightful account of MacArthur's administration of post-war Japan. MacArthur himself later recalled that "Japan had become the world's greatest laboratory for an experiment in the liberation of a people from totalitarian rule and for the liberalization of government from within ...."

Acknowledgmentp. x
Born in the Purple 1880-1917p. 1
IIp. 14
West Point and Chief of Staff 1918-35p. 33
View from Manila 1935-41p. 47
Defeat in the Philippines 1941-42p. 62
Securing Papua 1942-43p. 85
Advance to Morotai 1943-44p. 121
The Philippines Regained 1944-45p. 145
Scap 1945-50p. 178
Korea 1950-51p. 197
Soldier's Return 1951-64p. 223
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9780938289142
ISBN-10: 0938289144
Series: Military Commanders
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.27  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1