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The Resource MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system, Bevin Alexander

MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system, Bevin Alexander

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MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system
Title
MacArthur's war
Title remainder
the flawed genius who challenged the American political system
Statement of responsibility
Bevin Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a United States general, he had an unparalleled genius for military strategy, and it was under his leadership that Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally after World War II. But MacArthur carried out his zero-sum philosophy both on and off the battlefield. During the Korean War, 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 Communism across the globe was in direct opposition to President Truman, who was much more concerned with containing the Soviet Union 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"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.M3
LC item number
A67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system, Bevin Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who will rule: a general or a president? -- Origins of the Far East dilemma -- The American attempt at stability -- War and the quarantine of Taiwan -- MacArthur vists Chiang Kai-shek -- MacArthur openly defies Truman -- Inchon -- The attempt to conquer North Korea -- Return to containment -- The search for a way out -- MarArthur stops a cease-fire -- Return of the hero -- No vindication in Congress -- The triumph of civilian control
Control code
ocn795166403
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780425261200
Lccn
2012048057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)795166403
Label
MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system, Bevin Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who will rule: a general or a president? -- Origins of the Far East dilemma -- The American attempt at stability -- War and the quarantine of Taiwan -- MacArthur vists Chiang Kai-shek -- MacArthur openly defies Truman -- Inchon -- The attempt to conquer North Korea -- Return to containment -- The search for a way out -- MarArthur stops a cease-fire -- Return of the hero -- No vindication in Congress -- The triumph of civilian control
Control code
ocn795166403
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780425261200
Lccn
2012048057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)795166403

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