MacArthur by Richard B. Frank
(Great Generals)

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Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological leaps that guarantee the nature of war will radically change during the span of an ordinary career. One of the first proponents of a new dimension in warfare--the Air Force--MacArthur was also unmatched historically for his management of peace during the U.S. occupation of Japan. For generations to come, MacArthur's legacy will yield profitable--and entertaining--examples to Americans in and out of uniform.

About Richard B. Frank

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RICHARD B. FRANK is the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall and winner of the General William Greene Award and the Harry S. Truman Book Award. He lives in Annandale, Virginia.
Published July 10, 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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That this is specifically a military biography is illustrated by the relatively sparse treatment—a mere page—given to one of the biggest risks MacArthur ever took: Summoned in 1930 as the Army’s new Chief of Staff, he brought from the Philippines a 16-year-old girl named Isabel (he was then 50) a...

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The Korean War, whatever else came into play, was always about containing communism without starting World War III, nuclear or not.

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One MacArthur masterfully used the skills of his subordinates and the advantage of codebreaking to bypass Japanese forces along the coast of New Guinea, another MacArthur ordered brutal and costly frontal assaults on dug-in enemy positions in the Philippines.

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World War II Database

Perhaps this feeling was due to the short format of the book rather than the author's bias for MacArthur, but this fact did not take away this feeling I had when going through the book.

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