Frontline General: Douglas MacArthur: America's Most Controversial Hero

Skyhorse
Ages 6-8
1
Free sample

For young readers, a magisterial biography of one of America’s greatest generals.
 
At twenty-six Douglas MacArthur was military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, and his courageous leadership of the Rainbow Division in World War I made him a general. At the same time, his reluctance to heed any authority but his own gained him a reputation of arrogance and insubordination that was to shadow his entire career.
 
As MacArthur helped guide defeated Japan to democracy, it was remarked that he himself tolerated no democratic questioning of his commands. When he was summoned from Japan to take command of the desperately beleaguered forces in Korea, the conflict between duty and pride brought his career to a dramatic conclusion. With brilliant generalship he saved his army from defeat, only to be removed from his post when he refused to obey the president himself. Douglas MacArthur’s deeds were of heroic proportion, but he is, and will continue to be, one of America’s most controversial figures.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published over seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California, until his death in 2008.

Iain C. Martin is a freelance writer and historian, with an MA in history from Southern Connecticut State University. He is author of numerous books, including The Greatest U.S. Marine Corps Stories Ever Told. He lives in Clinton, Connecticut.
Read more
Collapse
5.0
1 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Skyhorse
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Jan 10, 2017
Read more
Collapse
Pages
208
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781510706989
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Military & Wars
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.