Confession time I know, or knew, very little about the most highly decorated soldier in American history I knew of him mostly from caricatures based on him and assumed he was a brilliant military mind wrapped in a quirkiness that made him lovable and brave As it turns out, he was just that and so much.This man of conviction largely unknown to me was the American rockstar of the two generations ahead of me MacArthur America s General reveals the allure, the mystique, and the ma Confession time I know, or knew, very little about the most highly decorated soldier in American history I knew of him mostly from caricatures based on him and assumed he was a brilliant military mind wrapped in a quirkiness that made him lovable and brave As it turns out, he was just that and so much.This man of conviction largely unknown to me was the American rockstar of the two generations ahead of me MacArthur America s General reveals the allure, the mystique, and the majesty of the man who dominated headlines, captivated audiences wherever he went, and led the most powerful nation in war during his 52 year military career.It s a fascinating story so that it s true and incredible to witness the importance of generational legacy that gets passed down from father to son Gen Douglas MacArthur was clearly a bi product of his grandfather and father and the lessons he learned from them both directly and indirectly guided him through his own journey of becoming the man he was called to be.This book is part of The Generals series from Thomas Nelson and, though I ve only read two thus far, I m quite enthusiastically looking forward to readingfrom the series from trudatmusic.com raw MacArthur was a biography of General Douglas MacArthur, America s first 5 Star General I liked learning about him, it was interesting to know that he fought and led troops in 3 different wars the first World War, WWII, and Korea America LOVED MacArthur As with even today s military, the politicians in Washington get involved and they don t know how to run things, so they make bad decisions which costs battles and lives Let the military people who know what they are doing, run the war Thi MacArthur was a biography of General Douglas MacArthur, America s first 5 Star General I liked learning about him, it was interesting to know that he fought and led troops in 3 different wars the first World War, WWII, and Korea America LOVED MacArthur As with even today s military, the politicians in Washington get involved and they don t know how to run things, so they make bad decisions which costs battles and lives Let the military people who know what they are doing, run the war This was shown during the Korean War, where MacArthur could see what was going on and tried to make decisions and Washington just wanted the war to be over and removed MacArthur at a critical time When Douglas MacArthur addressed Congress inwith his Old Soldiers Never Die speech, he was the most popular man in America During a military career that spanned fifty two years and included service in three major wars, MacArthur was adored by the public and the soldiers who served under his command on the battlefields of the Western Front, the Pacific Theater, and Korea Mitchell Yockelson s MacArthur Defiant Soldier, takes a fresh look at this fascinating and influential leader Living in the shadow of his famous father, Arthur MacArthur, Douglas set forth on a path to achieve greatness as a gentleman, scholar, and hero Such aspirations earned him than one hundred military decorations, including the Medal of Honor His life was not without flaws, however, and this intimate biography critically examines controversies such as MacArthur s response to the Bonus Marchers in , and his outspoken criticism of President Truman that lead to his dismissal from the Army he so dearly loved Douglas MacArthur was a national icon and this book is a fitting tribute