Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in America's East Asian Policy / Edition 1

Douglas MacArthur: Statecraft and Stagecraft in America's East Asian Policy / Edition 1

by Russell D. Buhite
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742544265

ISBN-13: 9780742544260

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in east Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable, this biography considers diplomatic fact in light of psychological insight, and asks us to look anew at both MacArthur and American involvement in the region.

Overview

Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in east Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable, this biography considers diplomatic fact in light of psychological insight, and asks us to look anew at both MacArthur and American involvement in the region. From Manila to Washington, with Tokyo and Seoul in between, readers follow the course of American foreign diplomacy in East Asia via MacArthur's own career. This fascinating intersection of personality and policy would make for newsreel footage and newspaper headlines, such as when he waded ashore Luzon Island in the Philippines and sent Washington provocative communiqués about the People's Republic of China. Yet, as Buhite shows, grand gestures are not the substance of great foreign policy, and MacArthur's reputation merits critical reassessment. This is a must read for those interested in diplomatic and military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544260
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Biographies in American Foreign Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Measure of the Man
Chapter 2: The Philippine Years
Chapter 3: "I Shall Return"
Chapter 4: Victory in Japan
Chapter 5: Korea: Background to War
Chapter 6: Hubris Unbounded
Chapter 7: Strategic Myopia
Chapter 8: An Appraisal

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