The General Vs. the President

The General Vs. the President

MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

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"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385540575
0385540574
9780385540582
Branch Call Number: 973.918 Br
Characteristics: 437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: General versus the president

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StarGladiator
Oct 21, 2016

I haven't read this book and doubt if I will but a line from the description claims:
// General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America . . .\\
If one goes back and reads various soldiers correspondence you will find this an untrue statement, just as there were those who remembered that MacArthur was involved in the slaughter of over 100 men, women and children at the Bonus Marchers Village in Anacostia [but probably escaped any serious punishment as his uncle was then one of the richest men in America, a partner of JP Morgan]. MacArthur refused to believe the Japanese were massing to attack in the Philippines, just as he refused to believe the Chinese were massing to attack in Korea, an abysmal record, from beginning to end.

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