The Most Dangerous Man in America
The Making of Douglas MacArthurBook - 2014
Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak that often seemed to destine him for the dustbin of history. Yet despite his flaws, MacArthur is remembered as a brilliant commander whose combined-arms operation in the Pacific-- the first in the history of warfare-- secured America's triumph in World War II and changed the course of history. Perry examines how this paradox of a man overcame personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in their darkest hour.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 
Branch Call Number: 921 MacAr
Description: xviii, 380 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Making of Douglas MacArthur
From Library Staff
Perry praises MacArthur's Operation Cartwheel, in which he coordinated air, land, and sea operations in the Pacific. But the great commander's faults are not ignored.