Directed by don horan with jack perkins, fritz weaver, john d bulkeley, edward m coffman he was one of america's greatest commanders, a warrior so tough and determined that he helped win world war ii with a simple promise: i shall return douglas macarthur was a soldier's soldier the son of an officer, the star of. A military brat, douglas macarthur was born 26 january 1880, at little rock barracks, little rock, arkansas, to arthur macarthur, jr, a us army captain, and his wife, mary pinkney hardy macarthur (nicknamed pinky) arthur, jr was the son of scottish-born jurist and politician. A 1952 film biography is shown of united states army general douglas macarthur who served in world war ii as commander of the allied forces in the big picture is presenting the story of a man who holds one of the outstanding military records in modern history. Most anticipated, however, is arthur herman's new biography, just released this month, entitled douglas macarthur: american warrior at 960 pages, it rivals the most comprehensive one-volume treatments of macarthur to date: william manchester's american caesar and geoffrey perret's old soldier's.
Perhaps that is why during the past few years historians and biographers have churned out several books dealing with some aspect of general douglas macarthur's life and career macarthur's first memories were of a three-hundred- mile march of us soldiers from fort wingate to fort selden, north of el. Douglas macarthur, (born january 26, 1880, little rock, arkansas, us—died april 5, 1964, washington, dc), us general who commanded the southwest his efforts as military head for the next five years were largely directed toward preserving the army's meagre strength during the great depression. Douglas macarthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, arthur macarthur, was born in little rock, arkansas, on 26th january, 1880 although at the age of forty-three macarthur became the army's youngest general and in 1928 was appointed president of the american olympic committee macarthur was. General macarthur was called out of retirement and took command of 10,000 american army troops, 12,000 filipino enlisted men who fought as part of the us army, and 100,000 filipino army soldiers, who were poorly-trained and - prepared macarthur radically overestimated his strength and underestimated that of.
Douglas macarthur was america's senior military commander in the far east during world war two macarthur found fame as the officer who led america's withdrawal from the philippines with the quote “i shall return” it was a promise that douglas macarthur was to fulfill. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the american way of life speech to the michigan legislature, in lansing, michigan (15 may 1952), published in general macarthur speeches and. A new, definitive life of an american icon, the visionary general who led american forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the pacific rim—from the pulitzer prize finalist and douglas macarthur commanded soldiers in the first world war, the second world war, and in korea. A rip-roaring biography an exciting account of a grand old soldier, who, contrary to his mock-modest protestations, never seems to fade away with douglas macarthur: american warrior, the prolific and talented historian arthur herman has delivered an expertly rendered, compulsively readable account that does.
Harry truman's decision to fire douglas macarthur at the height of the korean war in april 1951 shocked the american political system and astonished the world for a soldier of bradley's stature, with no history of politics, to contradict macarthur so completely caused even the most ardent of macarthur's. But by the time general douglas macarthur landed american troops to retake the philippines from the japanese in october 1944, the japanese us and filipino officers and soldiers, local leaders and citizens across the major islands, north to south, lead groups ranging from just a hundred or so to. General macarthur's evaluation of his role in history was probably most succinctly and characteristically voiced by him in 1950 in a protracted conversation with a newspaper for two years he worked at building a military force in the philippines that might ultimately be capable of defending the islands with american help.
Born: january 26, 1880 little rock, arkansas died: april 5, 1964 washington, dc american general american general douglas macarthur attained widespread fame through his military activities in the pacific region during world war ii (1939–45) and the korean war (1950–53) his military conquests were sometimes.
“a rip-roaring biography an exciting account of a grand old soldier, who, contrary to his mock-modest protestations, never seems to 'fade away' with douglas macarthur: american warrior, the prolific and talented historian arthur herman has delivered an expertly rendered, compulsively readable account that does. Macarthur, the public figure, the private man, the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely american legend, portrayed in a biography that will challenge the cherished myths of admirers and critics alike illustrations preamble: reveille first call ruffles & flourishes (1880-1917) charge (1917- 1918. Douglas macarthur was a paradox he received 13 awards for bravery, including the medal of honor perhaps the most gifted battlefield soldier america ever produced, he orchestrated remarkable victories in france, new guinea, the philippines, and korea while economizing on casualties. Born in 1880, macarthur had graduated from west point in 1903 as the number one man in his class and 1st captain of the corps of cadets he was reputed to have had the highest grades ever attained at the academy he went on to become the most highly decorated american soldier of world war i: two distinguished.