MacArthur : Defiant Soldier

MacArthur : Defiant Soldier

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He challenged his troops. He confounded presidents. He inspired a nation. Along the way through three wars he helped shape the world. Never has a soldier relished the role and responsiblity as did Douglas MacArthur. From the Western Front of World War I to his grand return to the Philippines in World War II, MacArthur embodied the strength and spirit of the U.S. Army in the first half of the twentieth century. When he was relieved of command during the Korean War, he returned home to the largest ticker-tape parade New York City had ever thrown. Biographer Mitchell Yockelson describes the life of a leader at once human and larger-than-life. Famous for the words, "I shall return," MacArthur devoted his career to honoring the admonition of his grandfather: "You must also be a gentleman and scholar and above all else, honorable."


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Details

Author(s)
Mitchell Yockelson
Format
Hardback | 227 pages
Dimensions
142.24 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
Publication date
19 Apr 2011
Publisher
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Imprint
Nelson Current
Publication City/Country
Nashville, TN, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Halftones, black and white; Illustrations, color
ISBN10
1595552928
ISBN13
9781595552921
Bestsellers rank
2,097,201