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  • Published: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780812985108
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $36.00
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Douglas Macarthur

American Warrior


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The new, definitive life of General Douglas MacArthur from Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman.

Prophet or anachronism? Romantic hero or vain mountebank? MacArthur is an American icon—and fashioned himself as such. Now, more than half a century after his death, Arthur Herman finds new sources and delivers a biography of MacArthur that peels back the layers of myth, both pro and con, and exposes the marrow of the man beneath. Douglas MacArthur’s life spanned the emergence of the American army as a global fighting force. Its history is to a great degree his story, from his early heroism on the battlefields of World War I, to his command of the Pacific in World War II, to his contentious leadership in the Korean War. More than any previous biographer, Herman shows how MacArthur’s strategic vision helped shape several decades of U.S. foreign policy—in war and in peace.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780812985108
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $36.00

About the Author

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman is the author of To Rule the Waves, The Scottish Enlightenment, The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy. He has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University and the University of the South. He served as the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian and has been the recipient of Fulbright, Mellon and Newcombe Foundation grants. He lives in Virginia.

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