Macarthur's War by Bevin Alexander
The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System

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A well-focused cautionary tale about the checks and balances of power.


General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China—a position intended to provoke a wider war, regardless of the consequences.
While MacArthur aspired to stamp out Communism across the globe, Truman was much more concerned with containing the Soviet Union. The infamous clash between them was not only an epic turning point in history, but the ultimate struggle between civil and military power in the United States. While other U.S. generals have challenged presidential authority, no other military leader has ever so brazenly attempted to dictate national policy.
In MacArthur’s War, Bevin Alexander details MacArthur’s battles, from the alliances he made with Republican leaders to the threatening ultimatum he delivered to China against orders—the action that led directly to his downfall.

About Bevin Alexander

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Bevin Alexander is the author of numerous books of military history, including the international bestseller How Hitler Could Have Won World War II. He has received many honors for his work as a historian and appears frequently on The History Channel, Discovery, and more. He lives in Bremo Bluff, VA. Author website:
Published May 7, 2013 by Caliber. 271 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Travel. Non-fiction
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on Mar 14 2013

A well-focused cautionary tale about the checks and balances of power.

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