The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Making of Douglas MacArthur

Book - 2014
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At times, even his admirers seemed unsure of what to do with General Douglas MacArthur. 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.

In The Most Dangerous Man in America , celebrated historian Mark Perry examines how this paradox of a man overcame personal and professional challenges to lead his countrymen in their darkest hour. As Perry shows, Franklin Roosevelt and a handful of MacArthur's subordinates made this feat possible, taming MacArthur, making him useful, and finally making him victorious. A gripping, authoritative biography of the Pacific Theater's most celebrated and misunderstood commander, The Most Dangerous Man in America reveals the secrets of Douglas MacArthur's success--and the incredible efforts of the men who made it possible.
Published: New York, NY :, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780465013289
Branch Call Number: B MACA
Characteristics: xviii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm


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Aug 29, 2016

This book details the no holds barred confrontation in the Pacific during WWII between two mighty powers. I'm of course referring to the clash between the US Army (Generals MacArthur & Marshall etc) & Navy (Admirals King & Nimitz etc) as to who was going to get the glory (Army, Navy & individuals) for winning the war. Anyway, whatever one may think of him, the battle of egos was masterfully refereed by the President - FDR, who proved he was the better of all the military guys. At least according to the author! Do not be fooled by the title as it is not about MacArthur menacing America.

Jun 08, 2014

So far so good, but nothing I tap enables downloading the ebook...

Feb 23, 2014

MacArthur's crowning achievement was his attack on the Bonus Marchers during the Hoover Administration, helping to kill one hundred men, women and children. MacArthur excelled at killing American war veterans. (An excellent description of this is to be found in Sally Denton's outstanding book, The Plots Against the President.)


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