American Caesar

Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
By William Manchester (Trade Paperback, 2008)
Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, and is famous for stating that "in war, there is no substitute for victory." AMERICAN CAESAR exaines the exemplary army career, the stunning successes (and lapses) on the battlefield, and the turbulent private life of the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely American legend.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $18.99 US/$20.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316024747

    • On Sale Date: 05/12/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, and is famous for stating that "in war, there is no substitute for victory." AMERICAN CAESAR exaines the exemplary army career, the stunning successes (and lapses) on the battlefield, and the turbulent private life of the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely American legend.

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.
  • "Fascinating... dramatic...Manchester, a meticulous researcher, marshals all the necessary facts with fairness and perception...an inexhaustible story of a hero and those who worshipped and reviled him." (Time).

  • "Electric...tense with the feeling that this is the authentic MacArthur...splendid reading...like MacArthur himself...larger than life." (New York Times).

  • "A great biography! A balanced, forthright account of the life and accomplishments of the most controversial General in American history." (William L. Shirer).

  • "Superb...A tremendous book, and the research behind it is awesome." (New Republic).

  • "A perfectly splendid book. As fine a piece of American military biography as anything in our history." (Chicago Sun-Times).

  • "Gracefully written, impeccably researched and scrupulous in every way--a thrilling and profoundly ponderable piece of work." (Newsweek).

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American Caesar
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $18.99 US/$20.99 CAN
  • Pages: 816
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316024747
  • On Sale Date: 05/12/2008
American Caesar