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The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war

Author: H W Brands
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto : Doubleday, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brands, H.W.
General and the president.
New York : Doubleday, [2016]
(DLC) 2016028026
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Brands
ISBN: 9780385540575 0385540574 9781101912171 1101912170
OCLC Number: 935983409
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 437 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part One. Two Roads up the Mountain --
Part Two. Test of Nerve --
Part Three. An Entirely New War --
Part Four. The General and the President --
Part Five. Fade Away.
Responsibility: H.W. Brands.

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This is incredible, thrilling stuff - how it panned out that MacArthur didn't run for president is, to me, something of a mystery. An absolutely enthralling slice of modern history! * Books Monthly * Read more...

 
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