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A Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.
World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures.
Architect of stunning triumphs and inexplicable defeats, General MacArthur is the most intriguing military leader of the twentieth century. There was never any middle ground with MacArthur. This in-depth study of the most critical period of his career shows how MacArthur's influence spread far beyond the war-torn Pacific.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Walter R. Borneman is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including The Admirals, 1812, The French and Indian War, and Polk. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.
Table of Contents
List of Maps xi
Prologue: Monday, December 8, 1941 3
Part 1 Escape - 1941-1942
1 First Charge, First War 9
2 West Point to the Philippines 26
3 Manila Before the Storm 44
4 Lost Hours 63
5 Blame and Bataan 87
6 Dugout Doug 107
7 Ordered Out 127
Part 2 Exile-1942
8 Waltzing Matilda 149
9 CINCSWPA 166
10 Saving Australia 184
11 Kokoda Trail 205
12 "Take Buna, Bob…" 227
Part 3 Redemption - 1943
13 Finishing Buna, Looking Ahead 251
14 "Skipping" the Bismarck Sea 269
15 Meeting Halsey 286
16 Bypassing Rabaul 303
17 One General to Another 320
Part 4 Return - 1944
18 Gambling in the Admiralties 341
39 Hollandia-Greatest Triumph? 360
20 Presidential Ambitions, Presidential Summons 380
21 Toward the Philippines 401
22 Sixty Minutes from Defeat 421
Part 5 Resolution - 1945
23 Return to Manila 443
24 Hail the Conquering Hero 468
25 "These Proceedings Are Closed" 489
Epilogue: A Study in Superlatives 505
A Chiefs of Staff, US Army, 1906-1948 511
B World War II Global Strategy Conferences 511
C Code Names for Major Pacific Operations 512
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