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Old soldiers never die : the life of Douglas MacArthur

Author: Geoffrey Perret
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the first cradle-to-grave biography of MacArthur in nearly 20 years, Perret reveals new information and offers fresh insights into this landmark figure of American history. From his obsessive interest in becoming the most highly decorated soldier in American history to his disastrous flirtation with presidential politics, MacArthur is revealed, warts and all.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perret, Geoffrey.
Old soldiers never die.
New York : Random House, ©1996
(OCoLC)605336646
Named Person: Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Perret
ISBN: 0679428828 9780679428824
OCLC Number: 32396366
Description: xii, 663 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The sound of bugles --
The happiest years --
The corps, and the corps, and the corps --
A tragic joke --
Woodwork --
Soldier's soldier --
The dominant feature --
Bon! --
Americans don't quit --
D'Artagnan of the army --
The noblest development of mankind --
Sir boss --
Great men --
The army of the far east --
Times when men must die --
I shall return --
These days of stress --
You must go forward --
The continuous application of airpower --
Boom! Boom! --
My Ku Klux Klan --
A new kind of warfare --
I will push on that plan --
Rally to me --
Go to Manila --
It will terminate this year --
Big number one --
Let history decide --
Ten thousand angels --
With one arm tied behind my back --
We're going home --
I bid you goodbye.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Perret.
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In the first cradle-to-grave biography of MacArthur in nearly 20 years, Perret reveals new information and offers fresh insights into this landmark figure of American history. From his obsessive interest in becoming the most highly decorated soldier in American history to his disastrous flirtation with presidential politics, MacArthur is revealed, warts and all.

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