Always colorful, always controversial, Douglas MacArthur is one of the dominant characters in American military history. Perret's groundbreaking biography, unmatched in its candor, authority and insight, reveals for the first time a complete and accurate account of MacArthur's tumultuous career.More
"Perret convincingly brings alive the leather-jacketed, corn-cob smoking, rumple-hatted MacArthur....A witty, judicious, unstoppable read - guaranteed." (Booklist)
"[This] work, well-written and provocative, stands as the best single volume on its complex subject.ï¿¿ï¿¿ (Publishers Weekly)
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What I didn't know
I don't know, haven't read it. Didn't have to.
The title character, Douglas MacArthur. FDR, Dwight Eisenhower,Harry Truman, Marshall, Chester Nimitz. A host of lesser known historic figures. All come alive in this story
No, but I sure enjoyed this one. Mr. Riggenbach's tempo and tone were seemingly custom picked for this narrative. Great performance
no, at 29 + hours it's a bit long for one sitting.
One day I was discussing history with a friend and we got on to the topic of MacArthur and soon realized that I knew really nothing about him. I was very fortunate to come across this book. It is very detailed and scrupulously researched. He takes on other biographers and takes no prisoners. For those who like American History, this is a must. Douglas MacArthur was a giant among his contemporaries. He was a major player in both world wars plus the Korean conflict. Geofffery Parret pulls no punches. He show's us the man, halo and horns. I understand he's written about JFK, I'm gonna have a listen to that next.
- Greg W.
A comprehensive, engaging biography of MacArthur