Book title: Douglas Macarthur
Author(s): Earle Rice Jr. & Introductory Essay by Caspar W. Weinberger
ISBN: 9780791074022
Publication Year: 0
Binding: HB
Pages: 132
Price: Rs. 495
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About the Book:

Few men loom larger than life in their own time and also leave behind a monumental legacy of both courage and controversy. Douglas MacArthur was one of those rare few. Even today, he continues to arouse both admiration and contention.

In World War-I, MacArthur led his Rainbow Division to smashing victories and emerged as the most highly decorated American general. In World War-II, he directed the defense of Bataan and won everlasting fame with his pledge to the people of the Philippines: “I shall return.” At the age of 70, MacArthur answered a final call to arms. This time, he went to Korea, which would become the scene of his greatest triumph—and most humiliating failure.

About the Author:

EARLE RICE JR. is a former senior design engineer and technical writer in the aerospace industry. After serving nine years with the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended San Jose City College and Foothill College on the San Francisco Peninsula. He has devoted full time to his writing since 1993 and has written more than forty books for young adults.

CASPAR W. WEINBERGER was the fifteenth secretary of defense, serving under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1987. Born in California in 1917, he fought in the Pacific during World War-II then went on to pursue a law career. He became an active member of the California Republican Party and was named the party’s chairman in 1962.


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