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MacArthur and the American century : a reader /

Statement of responsibility: edited by William M. Leary.
by Leary, William M. (William Matthew).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2001Description: xxi, 522 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0803229305 (softbound).Subject(s): MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 | MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 -- Influence | United States. Army -- Biography | Generals -- United States -- Biography | United States -- History, Military -- 20th centuryOnline resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Pt. 1. Growth to maturity: Let us remember / Douglas MacArthur -- MacArthur as West Point Superintendent / Stephen A. Ambrose -- Douglas MacArthur / Dwight D. Eisenhower -- The Army and the bonus incident / John W. Killigrew -- The defense of the Philippines / Douglas MacArthur -- Douglas MacArthur and Manuel Quezon : a note on an imperial bond / Carol M. Petillo -- An exchange of opinion / Paul P. Rogers and Carol M. Petillo -- Pt. 2. World War II: The lessons of history / Douglas MacArthur -- Douglas MacArthur and the fall of the Philippines, 1941-1942 / Duncan Anderson -- MacArthur : an Australian perspective / David Horner -- The Army in the Southwest Pacific / Stanley L. Falk -- Douglas MacArthur and the 1944 New Guinea offensivve / Stephen R. Taaffe -- MacArthur's lapses from an envelopment strategy in 1945 / D. Clayton James -- Military intelligence and MacArthur, 1941-1951 : a reappraisal / Edward J. Drea -- MacArthur as maritime strategist / Clark G. Reynolds -- A commentary on Dr. Clark Reynold's paper "MacArthur as Maritime Strategist" / Gerald E. Wheeler -- Pt. 3. Japan: The administration of Japan / Douglas MacArthur -- The late General MacArthur, warts and all / Faubion Bowers -- Success in Japan--despite some human foibles and cultural problems / Robert B. Textor -- MacArthur's Japan : the view from Washington / Michael Schaller -- The occupation of Japan, 1945-1952 / Ikuhiko Hata -- Pt. 4. Korea: Old soldiers never die / Douglas MacArthur -- Inchon : the General's decision / H. Pat Tomlinson -- The Inchon invasion / Karl G. Larew -- Truman and MacArthur : the Wake Island meeting / John Edward Wiltz -- The MacArthur plan / Edgar O'Ballance -- Command crisis : MacArthur and the Korean War / D. Clayton James -- New light on the Korean War / Barton J. Bernstein --Pt. 5. Assessments: Duty, honor, country / Douglas MacArthur -- The MacArthur I know / George C. Kenney -- No substitute for virility : Douglas MacArthur, gender and the culture of militarism / Laura A. Belmonte -- Douglas MacArthur / Norman Cousins -- A unique General : MacArthur of the Pacific / Brian Loring Villa -- A successful postrevisionist synthesis? / Charles M. Dobbs -- Military biography without military history / Russell F. Weigley -- Egotist in uniform / Louis Morton -- Bibliographical essay -- Source acknowledgments -- Index
Illustrations: Capt. Arthur MacArthur family, c. 1887 -- MacArthur as a cadet at West Texas Military Academy, 1896 -- MacArthur after returning from France, 1919 -- MacArthur as superintendent of West Point, c1921 -- MacArthur directs troops against the Bonus Expeditionary Force, July 1932 -- Manuel Quezon makes MacArthur a field marshal in the Philippine army, August 1937 -- Gen. Thomas Blamey, MacArthur, and Prime Minister John Curtin, c. June 1942 -- MacArthur at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, December 1942 -- MacArthur, President Roosevelt, and Adm. Chester Nimitz, July 1944 -- MacArthur lands at Leyte, October 1944 -- MacArthur in front of his personal airplane, Bataan, 1944 -- American flag raised on Corregidor, March 1945 -- MacArthur on the balcony of his office at city hall in Manila, August 1945 -- MacArthur signs surrender document on USS Missouri, September 1945 -- MacArthur's first meeting with Emperor Hirohito, September 1945 -- MacArthur greets Dr. Syngman Rhee, February 1950 -- MacArthur and Chiang Kai-shek on Taiwan, July 1950 -- MacArthur with General Collins, Admiral Sherman, and Admiral Radford, August 1950 -- MacArthur views enemy dead following Inchon landing, September 1950 -- MacArthur and Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker, 1950 -- MacArthur and President Truman, October 1950 -- MacArthur addresses joint session of Congress, April 1951 -- MacArthur and his wife and son, summer 1951 -- MacArthur and President Kennedy, December 1961 -- MacArthur reviews Corps of Cadets, May 1962 -- MacArthur at his final birthday reunion dinner, January 1964
Maps: The United States superimposed on the Southwest Pacific Area -- New Guinea -- The Philippines -- Korea
Summary: "General Douglas MacArthur has been hailed as the greatest soldier in American history. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, there is no question that MacArthur played a prominent role in the emergence of the United States as a world power in the twentieth century. A distinguished combat soldier during World War I and an innovative educator at West Point in the 1920s, MacArthur became the army's chief of staff during the Great Depression. He went abroad in the 1930s to prepare the Philippines for war. His stand against the Japanese following Pearl Harbor made him a national hero, and his subsequent campaign against Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific only added to his reputation. The Korean War gave MacArthur a final opportunity to display his military skills. MacArthur and the American Century assembles for the first time a nuanced and full scrutiny of MacArthur's entire career. Essays by such experts as Stanley L. Falk and D. Clayton James accompany materials by Dwight D. Eisenhower and MacArthur himself, providing analysis and evaluation of the immense impact this dramatic figure had on war, peace, and the American imagination. List(s) this item appears in: Drew's List of Items to Check Out
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-504) and index.

Pt. 1. Growth to maturity: Let us remember / Douglas MacArthur -- MacArthur as West Point Superintendent / Stephen A. Ambrose -- Douglas MacArthur / Dwight D. Eisenhower -- The Army and the bonus incident / John W. Killigrew -- The defense of the Philippines / Douglas MacArthur -- Douglas MacArthur and Manuel Quezon : a note on an imperial bond / Carol M. Petillo -- An exchange of opinion / Paul P. Rogers and Carol M. Petillo -- Pt. 2. World War II: The lessons of history / Douglas MacArthur -- Douglas MacArthur and the fall of the Philippines, 1941-1942 / Duncan Anderson -- MacArthur : an Australian perspective / David Horner -- The Army in the Southwest Pacific / Stanley L. Falk -- Douglas MacArthur and the 1944 New Guinea offensivve / Stephen R. Taaffe -- MacArthur's lapses from an envelopment strategy in 1945 / D. Clayton James -- Military intelligence and MacArthur, 1941-1951 : a reappraisal / Edward J. Drea -- MacArthur as maritime strategist / Clark G. Reynolds -- A commentary on Dr. Clark Reynold's paper "MacArthur as Maritime Strategist" / Gerald E. Wheeler -- Pt. 3. Japan: The administration of Japan / Douglas MacArthur -- The late General MacArthur, warts and all / Faubion Bowers -- Success in Japan--despite some human foibles and cultural problems / Robert B. Textor -- MacArthur's Japan : the view from Washington / Michael Schaller -- The occupation of Japan, 1945-1952 / Ikuhiko Hata -- Pt. 4. Korea: Old soldiers never die / Douglas MacArthur -- Inchon : the General's decision / H. Pat Tomlinson -- The Inchon invasion / Karl G. Larew -- Truman and MacArthur : the Wake Island meeting / John Edward Wiltz -- The MacArthur plan / Edgar O'Ballance -- Command crisis : MacArthur and the Korean War / D. Clayton James -- New light on the Korean War / Barton J. Bernstein --Pt. 5. Assessments: Duty, honor, country / Douglas MacArthur -- The MacArthur I know / George C. Kenney -- No substitute for virility : Douglas MacArthur, gender and the culture of militarism / Laura A. Belmonte -- Douglas MacArthur / Norman Cousins -- A unique General : MacArthur of the Pacific / Brian Loring Villa -- A successful postrevisionist synthesis? / Charles M. Dobbs -- Military biography without military history / Russell F. Weigley -- Egotist in uniform / Louis Morton -- Bibliographical essay -- Source acknowledgments -- Index

Illustrations: Capt. Arthur MacArthur family, c. 1887 -- MacArthur as a cadet at West Texas Military Academy, 1896 -- MacArthur after returning from France, 1919 -- MacArthur as superintendent of West Point, c1921 -- MacArthur directs troops against the Bonus Expeditionary Force, July 1932 -- Manuel Quezon makes MacArthur a field marshal in the Philippine army, August 1937 -- Gen. Thomas Blamey, MacArthur, and Prime Minister John Curtin, c. June 1942 -- MacArthur at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, December 1942 -- MacArthur, President Roosevelt, and Adm. Chester Nimitz, July 1944 -- MacArthur lands at Leyte, October 1944 -- MacArthur in front of his personal airplane, Bataan, 1944 -- American flag raised on Corregidor, March 1945 -- MacArthur on the balcony of his office at city hall in Manila, August 1945 -- MacArthur signs surrender document on USS Missouri, September 1945 -- MacArthur's first meeting with Emperor Hirohito, September 1945 -- MacArthur greets Dr. Syngman Rhee, February 1950 -- MacArthur and Chiang Kai-shek on Taiwan, July 1950 -- MacArthur with General Collins, Admiral Sherman, and Admiral Radford, August 1950 -- MacArthur views enemy dead following Inchon landing, September 1950 -- MacArthur and Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker, 1950 -- MacArthur and President Truman, October 1950 -- MacArthur addresses joint session of Congress, April 1951 -- MacArthur and his wife and son, summer 1951 -- MacArthur and President Kennedy, December 1961 -- MacArthur reviews Corps of Cadets, May 1962 -- MacArthur at his final birthday reunion dinner, January 1964

Maps: The United States superimposed on the Southwest Pacific Area -- New Guinea -- The Philippines -- Korea

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