The Resource Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan, Seymour Morris Jr, (electronic resource)

Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan, Seymour Morris Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan
Title
Supreme commander
Title remainder
MacArthur's triumph in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Seymour Morris Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He is the most decorated general in American history'the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war, but in peace. As Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in postwar Japan, General Douglas MacArthur was charged with transforming the defeated militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy, a task he called "the greatest gamble ever attempted." A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics. Vain, reclusive, and self-centered, he had many enemies in Washington who considered him a flaming peacock. Few thought he could succeed, not even President Harry Truman's closest advisors. But MacArthur did succeed'brilliantly'defying timetables and expectations. He announced eleven objectives and achieved them all, establishing a bond between two countries that survives to this day. Supreme Commander combines political history and military biography, to tell for the first time how MacArthur achieved a nation-building feat never before attempted, nor replicated since. Seymour Morris Jr. reveals this flawed man at his best'as one who treated a defeated enemy with respect; made informed, thoughtful decisions; yet could also be brash and stubborn when necessary, leading the occupation with intelligence, class, and compassion. Reviewing MacArthur's key tactical choices and accomplishments, Morris presents a detailed, intimate portrait of a great American'a patriot and a man of strong conviction'who proved to be an outstanding and effective leader under extraordinary circumstances
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Seymour
Dewey number
327.73/0092
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.M3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • Japan
  • 20th Century
  • World War II
  • Japan
Label
Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan, Seymour Morris Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9E9217FE-3D70-455F-821B-EE63FE6007DD
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062287953
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9e9217fe-3d70-455f-821b-ee63fe6007dd
Publisher number
EB00235157
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877987644
Label
Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan, Seymour Morris Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9E9217FE-3D70-455F-821B-EE63FE6007DD
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062287953
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9e9217fe-3d70-455f-821b-ee63fe6007dd
Publisher number
EB00235157
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877987644

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