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|Named Person:||Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hiroshi Masuda; Reiko Yamamoto
|Description:||xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Encounter with the Philippines --
Origins of the Bataan Boys --
From the approach of war to the evacuation from Manila, October to December 1941 --
The fall of Manila and the first offensive and defensive battles, early January to early February 1942 --
Planning the escape from Corregidor, early February to late February 1942 --
The evacuation of MacArthur from Corregidor, late February to the middle of March 1942 --
The second Bataan operation and the death march, early February to early May 1942 --
From Australia to the Philippines, March 1942 to October 1944 --
From the Philippines to Japan, October 1944 to August 1945 --
The demilitarization of Japan, August 1945 to December 1947 --
The democratization of Japan, August 1945 to April 1950 --
Washington's policy shift on Japan and MacArthur's resistance, January 1948 to June 1950 --
The Korean War and the dismissal of MacArthur, June 1950 to April 1951.
|Responsibility:||Hiroshi Masuda ; translated from the Japanese by Reiko Yamamoto.|
In MacArthur in Asia, the distinguished Japanese historian Hiroshi Masuda offers a new perspective on the American icon, focusing on his experiences in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea and highlighting the importance of the general's staff - the famous "Bataan Boys" who served alongside MacArthur throughout the Asian arc of his career - to both MacArthur's and the region's history. First published to wide acclaim in Japanese in 2009 and translated into English for the first time, this book uses a wide range of sources - American and Japanese, official records and oral histories - to present a complex view of MacArthur, one that illuminates his military decisions during the Pacific campaign and his administration of the Japanese Occupation."--Pub. desc.