Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan

Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan

Seymour Morris Jr.


Seymour Morris Jr. combines political historical past, army biography, and enterprise administration to inform the tale of normal Douglas MacArthur's super good fortune in rebuilding Japan after global struggle II in Supreme Commander, a full of life, in-depth paintings of biographical background complementary to The Generals, The hurricane of War, and Truman.

He is the main embellished common in American history—and the one 5 five-star common to obtain the Medal of Honor. but Douglas MacArthur's maximum victory used to be now not in struggle yet in peace.

As the uniquely titled perfect Commander for the Allied Powers, he used to be charged with remodeling a defeated, militarist empire right into a beacon of peace and democracy—“the maximum gamble ever attempted,” he known as it. A occupation army guy, MacArthur had no adventure in politics, international relations, or economics. A useless, reclusive, and self-centered guy, his many enemies in Washington concept he was once a flaming peacock, and few, together with President Harry Truman's closest advisors, gave him an opportunity of succeeding. but MacArthur did so brilliantly, defying timetables and expectations.

Supreme Commander tells for the 1st time, the tale of the way MacArthur's management accomplished a nation-building luck that had by no means been tried before—and by no means replicated in view that. Seymour Morris Jr. finds this mistaken guy at his most sensible who handled a defeated enemy with appreciate; who made educated and considerate judgements but may be brash and obdurate while priceless, and who lead the profession with intelligence, category, and compassion.

Morris analyzes MacArthur's key tactical offerings, explaining how each one contributed to his accomplishment, and paints an in depth photo of a real patriot—a guy of conviction who proved to be a superb and potent chief within the so much notable circumstances.

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