Children's Literature - Christopher MoningDouglas MacArthur achieved the highest U.S. military rank--that of a Five-star General. Even today, a half-century after his dismissal (for Rank Insubordination) by President Harry Truman, in the eyes of many, MacArthur still holds his status as an American hero. In simple and straightforward prose, the author chronicles the events of MacArthur's life, including his growing up as an "army brat," his rise through the military ranks, his gallantry and courage in WWI, his famous statement, "I shall return," when evacuating the Philippines, his triumphant return there two years later, his role in the surrender and reconstruction of Japan after WWII, and finally, his disregard of President Truman's orders that resulted in his dismissal from command in the Korean conflict. Well-chosen black-and-white photographs and maps give historical perspective to the tumultuous times in which MacArthur played a vital role. A glossary and chronology are included.
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