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Truman & MacArthur : policy, politics, and the hunger for honor and renown

Author: Michael D Pearlman
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of the very public confrontation between President Harry S Truman and General Douglas MacArthur over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy. This book explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Pearlman, Michael D. (Michael David), 1944-
Truman & MacArthur.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608491375
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Pearlman
ISBN: 9780253350664 0253350662
OCLC Number: 159919446
Description: xx, 352 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Truman and MacArthur before Korea --
Defense policy on the eve of the Korean War --
The war against North Korea : from commitment to the Pusan perimeter --
The war against North Korea : from Inchon to the Yalu River --
The war against China : winter 1950 to spring 1951 --
Truman fires MacArthur --
Public verdict and consequences : military and political, home and abroad --
Ending the war without Truman or MacArthur --
Truman and MacArthur : summary, conclusion and postscript.
Other Titles: Truman and MacArthur
Responsibility: Michael D. Pearlman.
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