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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers an objective and comprehensive account of the very public confrontation between a sitting president and a well-known military figure over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy." "This book explores partisan politics in Washington and the political power of military officers in an administration too weak to carry national policy on its own accord. It also discusses America's relations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearlman, Michael D. (Michael David), 1944-
Truman & MacArthur.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608491375
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Douglas MacArthur
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Pearlman
ISBN: 9780253350664 0253350662
OCLC Number: 159919446
Description: xx, 352 pages : illustrations, 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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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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