(macarthur portrait: national archives) a new biography examines the many sides of the versatile american general of all the great american captains of world war ii, none remains more controversial than general douglas macarthur, whose genius and folly have taken on mythic proportions macarthur. The paperback of the general douglas macarthur: a biography by colin bray at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Rethinking douglas macarthur and all this noise seems to have drowned out the general's tremendous accomplishments he would be considered the greatest commander of world war ii—and perhaps the greatest military commander in american history story continued below. Douglas macarthur douglas macarthur was an american general best known for his command of allied forces in the pacific theater during world war ii. The biography of the general of the army douglas macarthur douglas macarthur wikipedia, douglas macarthur douglas macarthur (26 january 1880 5 april 1964) was an american five star general and field marshal of the.
Douglas macarthur - general of the us army | biography documentary: douglas macarthur (26 january 1880 - 5 april 1964) was an american five-star general and field marshal of the philippine army he was chief of staff of the united states army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the pacific theater during world war ii. Douglas macarthur was an american general and chief of staff of the united states army read this biography to learn more about his childhood, life, achievements and timeline. In stature and seniority, general of the army douglas macarthur was the army's foremost general the son of lieutenant general arthur macarthur, jr, a recipient of the medal of honor for action during the american civil war, he had graduated at the top of his west point class of 1903, but never attended an advanced service school except for. Republican presidential nominee donald trump often praises army gen douglas macarthur, a controversial officer trump keeps praising a controversial american general whose actions nearly when he was still weighing a run for president general macarthur is spinning in his grave. Douglas macarthur: douglas macarthur, us general who commanded the southwest pacific theatre in world war ii and the commonwealth countries—the occupation was almost entirely an american affair while macarthur developed a biography of douglas macarthur. A brief biography of general of the army douglas macarthur.
Military, globe battle ii - biography of general douglas macarthur | 1012526. Douglas macarthur was born on january 26, 1880 in little rock douglas macarthur: nicknames: american caesar beau brummel of the army d'artagnan of the aef army officer who retired with the rank general of the army. Douglas macarthur, 1880-1964: a most successful and unusual military leader download mp3 (right-click or option-click the link) now, the voa special english program people in americatoday rich kleinfeldt and sarah long tell about one of the most unusual and successful american military leaders, general douglas macarthur.
Douglas macarthur, 1880-1964, american general, b little rock, ark son of arthur macarthur early career macarthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in texas. Richard b frank's incisive biography of general douglas macarthur offers not only a great read no general in american uniform during world war ii was more controversial or more idolized than douglas macarthur. What kind of leader was general douglas macarthur weighing the evidence print created by the national archives share with students the following quote from william manchester's biography of macarthur, american caesar: he was a great thundering paradox of a man, noble and ignoble.
This online essay explores the relationship between american general douglas macarthur and australian prime minister john curtin from 1942, when macarthur was appointed supreme commander of allied forces in the south-west pacific area, until 1945. Kids learn about the biography of douglas macarthur, the united states general who led the us forces in the pacific during world war ii and later in the korean war. Enhanced transcript david mccullough, series host: hello and the most conspicuous and, some felt, the most brilliant of them all, general douglas macarthur what follows is a two-part film biography of macarthur, an american life story ranging over much of the world. The american general douglas macarthur the emperor general: a biography of douglas macarthur minneapolis: dillon press, 1989 macarthur macarthur, douglas (1880-1964), american general in world war ii and the korean warborn in little rock.
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Douglas macarthur general brilliant american general who commanded allied troops in the pacific during world war ii, governed postwar japan, and led united nations forces in the korean war. To read about douglas macarthur, to think about the life and achievements of the american general, is to be forced to two conclusions. General douglas macarthur (1880-1964) douglas macarthur lived his entire life, from cradle to grave performing so well that he is largely credited with selling the american people on the selective service act of 1917. How douglas macarthur saved the olympics for america but as i discovered researching my new biography douglas macarthur: american warrior general summerall had told macarthur that he showed the world once again that americans know how to win.