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The Truman-MacArthur controversy and the Korean War.

Author: John W Spanier
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press, 1959.
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Spanier, John W.
Truman-MacArthur controversy and the Korean War.
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press, 1959
(OCoLC)601840051
Online version:
Spanier, John W.
Truman-MacArthur controversy and the Korean War.
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press, 1959
(OCoLC)607797282
Named Person: Dean Acheson; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Spanier
OCLC Number: 412555
Description: xii, 311 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Introduction --
Clausewitzian realism and American liberalism --
I. Civil-military relations and limited war --
Part Two: The Korean War, June to November 1950: the period of North Korean aggression --
II. The North Korean attack: communist "liberation" and American "containment" --
III. Domestic politics and Formosa: the republican Drang Nach Westen --
IV. MacArthur, Formosa, and Inchon: the many-splendored general --
V. Crossing the 38th parallel: the point of no return --
VI. Wake Island: the eagle's two heads --
VII. The "home by Christmas" offensive: prelude to disaster --
Part Three: The Korean War, December 1950 to April 1951: the period of Chinese Communist intervention --
VIII. The MacArthur-Taft alliance: the great debate --
IX. The allies seek peace: Mr. Attlee and Mao Tse-Tito --
X. China's condemnation and MacArthur's dismissal: Harry Truman, middleman --
Part Four: The MacArthur hearings --
XI: MacArthure returns: the eagle reclaimed --
XII: The general's prosecution: rebel with a cause --
XIII. The administration's defense: the meek shall inherit --
XIV. Truman versus MacArthur: Achilles rebound.

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