REMINISCENCES by Douglas MacArthur
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REMINISCENCES

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From his earliest memories of riding with his father on the trail of Geronimo, through his cadet years and then as an engineer officer in the Philippines, as an infantry officer leading the Rainbow Division in France during WWI, his years as Chief of Staff under Hoover and Roosevelt and in setting up the defense of the Philippines, MacArthur emerges as a prose giant in comparison with Eisenhower and Truman. The grandiosity that marred his public utterances is thankfully absent. The bulk of the book covers the Pacific campaign, the Occupation in japan and his decisions in Korea. He defends his Korean record and his side of the story about being relieved of his command puts President Truman in a wicked light. While this is a book of permanent historical interest, it is also a completely engrossing and compellingly modest memoir. Tremendously readable and a sure attention-getter.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1964
ISBN: 4871878821
Publisher: McGraw-Hill