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Macarthur’s War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System by Alexander, Bevin 2013 Hardcover Dust Jacket USED

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Macarthur’s War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System by Alexander, Bevin Hardcover Dust Jacket USED
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History, 256 pages

famously said there is no substitute for victory . . .

 

As a United States general, he had an unparalleled genius for , and it was under his leadership that was rebuilt into a democratic ally after . But MacArthur carried out his zero-sum both on and off the battlefield. During the , in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China—a position intended to provoke a wider war, regardless of the cost or consequences.

 

MacArthur’s ambition to stamp out across the globe was in direct opposition to President Truman, who was much more concerned with containing the than confronting Red China. The infamous clash between the two leaders was not only an epic turning point in history, but the ultimate struggle between civil and military power in the United States. While other U.S. generals have challenged presidential authority—from Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War and George B. McClellan in the Civil War to General Stanley A. McChrystal in Afghanistan—no other military leader has ever so brazenly attempted to dictate national policy.

 

In MacArthur’s War, Bevin Alexander details MacArthur’s military and political battles, from the alliances he made with Republican leaders to the threatening ultimatum he delivered to China against orders—the action that directly led to his dismissal on April 11, 1951.

 

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Weight20 oz
Dimensions18 × 14 × 3 in
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Source

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256

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pages

Manufactured

2013

Format

Hardcover

Authors

Alexander, Bevin

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Language

English

Title

Macarthur's War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System

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