WALTER R. BORNEMAN
 

MACARTHUR  AT  WAR

World War II in the Pacific

Little, Brown, 2016, 592 pages

    Now availble in:

Hardcover (5/10/2016) $30.00 US;  Ebook (5/10/2016) $15.99 US

Main Selection of the History and Military Book Clubs

MACARTHUR AT WAR chronicles General Douglas MacArthur’s rapid emergence as an iconic, global hero. In the first book to focus intensively on the decisive four-year period of MacArthur’s life during World War II, Walter R. Borneman examines an America grinding against its enemies in the Pacific Theater, giving special attention to the relationships between MacArthur and his family and staff; his colleagues in the war effort such as Eisenhower, Marshall, Leahy, and Halsey; and political leaders including Churchill and FDR.

On December 7, 1941, MacArthur was a military officer whose career

had little to recommend it to the history books. Yet, within six months

he was hailed as the hero of Bataan and Corregidor—stunning defeats though they were—and had come to personify the war effort in the Pacific.

Praise for MACARTHUR AT WAR: 
“It took flawed giants to forge victory and this account of the legendary Douglas MacArthur, warts and all, is superb history and an enormously enjoyable read. You can't ask for more." — Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter 
“A no-holds-barred portrait of a controversial figure and a feast for World War II aficionados.” — Kirkus
Finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History 
   at the New-York Historical Society
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