• by Richard B. Frank
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his adaptability, a quality which hoisted him to his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability now reigns as the most indispensable trait for high military leadership in this era of technological leaps, which guarantee radical changes in the nature of war during the span of an ordinary career. No American figure better exemplifies this trait than the man who was commissioned before the Wright Brothers' first flight but became a keen exponent of an entirely new dimension in warfare. MacArthur was also in charge of the U.S. occupation of Japan, the most successful occupation in history.


What the Critics Say

"Palgrave's Great Generals Series is an important and inspiring contribution to our understanding of modern-day warfare." (General Wesley K. Clark)
"A classic example of good things in small packages, this addition to the Great Generals Series owes much to its author, an expert on the Pacific War." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Good Insights

Good biography about an iconic leader in American history. This book was a good survey of his military and civilian life; though not too much on the latter. I was looking for an insightful discussion of MacArthur's life. There were several battle scenes, which are distracting but, I suppose, necessary to outline that. The author does a good job of discussing McArthur's character and his outstanding intellect. These all played a role in his enigmatic life.
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- Lady Pamela

Fascinating look at one of America's best soldiers

Loved this audiobook. Gives an in depth portrait of the man who rebuilt Japan. A fascinating read for anyone interested in learning about the men who shaped WW2.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.