Buhite offers a trenchant evaluation of Douglas MacArthur's career in East Asia and his role in some of the most important military and diplomatic issues of the twentieth century. Concise and highly readable, this biography of one of the most influential and controversial agents of American foreign and military policy considers diplomatic fact in light of psychological insight. A must read for those interested in diplomatic and military history.
Russell D. Buhite is professor of history at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Among his numerous publications on American foreign policy, he is the author of Lives at Risk: Hostages and Victims in American Foreign Policy and the editor of Call to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War.
Chapter 1: The Measure of the Man Chapter 2: The Philippine Years Chapter 3: "I Shall Return" Chapter 4: Victory in Japan Chapter 5: Korea: Background to War Chapter 6: Hubris Unbounded Chapter 7: Strategic Myopia Chapter 8: An Appraisal