by James Ellman
- American History, Biographies & Memoirs, World War II
Who truly was General MacArthur?
Author James Ellman digs deep, connects the dots, and concludes that General Douglas MacArthur was decidedly not a military genius.
One of America's most controversial generals, Douglas MacArthur’s rise through the U.S. Army’s ranks was meteoric. However, during WWII, MacArthur’s performance on the battlefield was a failure. In what became a repeating hallmark of his career, he successfully portrayed his actions to much of the American people as brilliant regardless of victory or defeat.
Many biographies agree he was a great and patriotic leader marred by a few failures. Ellman argues the opposite: MacArthur was a lackluster battlefield commander who suffered stunning defeats while undermining the command structure of our military.
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|Release Date:||September 11, 2023|