MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet
- Narrated by: Robert Thaler
- Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-25-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Steven Newton
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January 1945: As Hitler's Germany and Tojo's Japan collapse, General George Marshall dies unexpectedly days before the critical Yalta Conference. His successor as US Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, flies halfway around the world to butt heads with Josef Stalin and change history.
When MacArthur relieves General Dwight D. Eisenhower from command in Europe, the Anglo-Allied advance devolves into a free-for-all as competing armies race for Berlin, and the changes echo across the globe.
Populated by a cast of realistic characters who will take you inside the American, German, Soviet, and Japanese military machines, and meticulously researched by a well-known military historian, MacArthur's Luck opens The Fortunes of War series, exploring a world both tantalizingly like our own, but also dramatically different.
Half the fun is figuring out what's real, and what's not.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By neil on 05-01-18
Packed a Punch, quite moving
Would you listen to MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet again? Why?
I'm going to gift one to my son.
What did you like best about this story?
the many characters
Which scene was your favorite?
The German Panzer commander having to leave refugees by the river as he flees the Russians
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
the book lets you sympathize and feel for all sides of this world war
Any additional comments?
the writer is good and he kept me interested in the plot and moving forward. The reader read all the characters with different dialects and did it well but I would have preferred that all voices be the same like they are often in history books.