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Truman and MacArthur : Policy, Politics, and the Hunger for Honor and Renown

By: Pearlman, Michael D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (377 p.).ISBN: 9780253000187.Subject(s): Korean War, 1950-1953 | Truman, Harry SGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Truman and MacArthur : Policy, Politics, and the Hunger for Honor and RenownDDC classification: 951.904/24092273 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; List of Abbreviations; 1 Truman and MacArthur, before Korea; 2 Defense Policy on the Eve of the Korean War; 3 The War against North Korea:From Commitment to the Pusan Perimeter; 4 The War against North Korea:From Inchon to the Yalu River; 5 The War against China: Winter 1950 to Spring 1951; 6 Truman Fires MacArthur; 7 Public Verdict and Consequences:Military and Political, Home and Abroad; 8 Ending the War without Truman or MacArthur; 9 Truman and MacArthur:Summary, Conclusion, and Postscript; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: Truman and MacArthur offers an objective and comprehensive account of the very public confrontation between a sitting president and a well-known general over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy. In November 1950, with the army of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea mostly destroyed, Chinese military forces crossed the Yalu River. They routed the combined United Nations forces and pushed them on a long retreat down the Korean peninsula. Hoping to strike a decisive blow that would c
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cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; List of Abbreviations; 1 Truman and MacArthur, before Korea; 2 Defense Policy on the Eve of the Korean War; 3 The War against North Korea:From Commitment to the Pusan Perimeter; 4 The War against North Korea:From Inchon to the Yalu River; 5 The War against China: Winter 1950 to Spring 1951; 6 Truman Fires MacArthur; 7 Public Verdict and Consequences:Military and Political, Home and Abroad; 8 Ending the War without Truman or MacArthur; 9 Truman and MacArthur:Summary, Conclusion, and Postscript; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

Truman and MacArthur offers an objective and comprehensive account of the very public confrontation between a sitting president and a well-known general over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy. In November 1950, with the army of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea mostly destroyed, Chinese military forces crossed the Yalu River. They routed the combined United Nations forces and pushed them on a long retreat down the Korean peninsula. Hoping to strike a decisive blow that would c

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CHOICE Review

Retired history professor Pearlman (US Army Command and General Staff College) revisits the history of President Harry Truman's relationship with General Douglas MacArthur during the critical years 1945-51, culminating in Truman's controversial decision to fire MacArthur in April 1951. Pearlman's thoughtful, comprehensive survey of the intertwined relationship of "policy, politics, and personality" offers fresh insights into US military strategy, Truman's controversial Far Eastern policy, the politics of McCarthyism, and the internal and public debate over Truman's Korean War policy. Based on extensive research into accessible primary sources and the relevant secondary literature, this skillful if densely written monograph is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on Truman's presidency and, as importantly, on the bitter political debate over Truman's limited war strategy in the conduct of the Korean War. Fleshing out the differing personalities of these two prominent national leaders, Pearlman recounts how both men shaped and were shaped by the evolving crisis in US-Soviet and US-Chinese relations during the early Cold War years. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. A. Theoharis emeritus, Marquette University

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<p>Michael D. Pearlman retired in 2006 as a professor of history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. He is author of Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present and To Make Democracy Safe for America: Patricians and Preparedness in the Progressive Era. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.</p>

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