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MacArthur in Asia : the general and his staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea / Hiroshi Masuda ; translated from the Japanese by Reiko Yamamoto.

By: Masuda, Hiroshi, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Yamamoto, Reiko.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages :) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780801466199; 0801466199.Uniform titles: Makkāsā. English Subject(s): Generals -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: MacArthur in Asia.DDC classification: 355.0092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Encounter with the Philippines -- Origins of the Bataan Boys -- From the approach of war to the evacuation from Manila, October to December 1941 -- The fall of Manila and the first offensive and defensive battles, early January to early February 1942 -- Planning the escape from Corregidor, early February to late February 1942 -- The evacuation of MacArthur from Corregidor, late February to the middle of March 1942 -- The second Bataan operation and the death march, early February to early May 1942 -- From Australia to the Philippines, March 1942 to October 1944 -- From the Philippines to Japan, October 1944 to August 1945 -- The demilitarization of Japan, August 1945 to December 1947 -- The democratization of Japan, August 1945 to April 1950 -- Washington's policy shift on Japan and MacArthur's resistance, January 1948 ti June 1950 -- The Korean War and the dismissal of MacArthur, June 1950 to April 1951.
Summary: "General Douglas MacArthur's storied career is inextricably linked to Asia. His father, Arthur, served as Military Governor of the Philippines while Douglas was a student at West Point, and the younger MacArthur would serve several tours of duty in that country over the next four decades, becoming friends with several influential Filipinos, including the country's future president, Emanuel L. Quezon. In 1935, he became Quezon's military advisor, a post he held after retiring from the U.S. Army and at the time of Japan's invasion of 1941. As Supreme Commander for the Southwest Pacific, MacArthur led American forces throughout the Pacific War. He officially accepted Japan's surrender in 1945 and would later oversee the Allied occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. He then led the UN Command in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951, until he was dismissed from his post by President Truman"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-312) and index.

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Encounter with the Philippines -- Origins of the Bataan Boys -- From the approach of war to the evacuation from Manila, October to December 1941 -- The fall of Manila and the first offensive and defensive battles, early January to early February 1942 -- Planning the escape from Corregidor, early February to late February 1942 -- The evacuation of MacArthur from Corregidor, late February to the middle of March 1942 -- The second Bataan operation and the death march, early February to early May 1942 -- From Australia to the Philippines, March 1942 to October 1944 -- From the Philippines to Japan, October 1944 to August 1945 -- The demilitarization of Japan, August 1945 to December 1947 -- The democratization of Japan, August 1945 to April 1950 -- Washington's policy shift on Japan and MacArthur's resistance, January 1948 ti June 1950 -- The Korean War and the dismissal of MacArthur, June 1950 to April 1951.

"General Douglas MacArthur's storied career is inextricably linked to Asia. His father, Arthur, served as Military Governor of the Philippines while Douglas was a student at West Point, and the younger MacArthur would serve several tours of duty in that country over the next four decades, becoming friends with several influential Filipinos, including the country's future president, Emanuel L. Quezon. In 1935, he became Quezon's military advisor, a post he held after retiring from the U.S. Army and at the time of Japan's invasion of 1941. As Supreme Commander for the Southwest Pacific, MacArthur led American forces throughout the Pacific War. He officially accepted Japan's surrender in 1945 and would later oversee the Allied occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. He then led the UN Command in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951, until he was dismissed from his post by President Truman"--Provided by publisher.

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CHOICE Review

General Douglas MacArthur has been the subject of numerous biographies and histories, but the vast majority available in English have been from the US perspective. Masuda (Toyo Eiwa Univ., Japan) offers a fresh, scholarly, Japanese perspective on the full range of the general's career. In what is more a collective biography of MacArthur and the important staff officers around him (the "Bataan Boys" who escaped the Philippines with him in the spring of 1942), Masuda succeeds in demonstrating how these 15 loyal subordinates were essential to MacArthur's command and eventual success, both in wartime and in the occupation of Japan. Although the author claims to cover MacArthur's entire career, his coverage of the New Guinea campaign and the Korean War, the best examples of the general's military brilliance, receive scant attention. Masuda's attempt to view MacArthur through the "prism" of his staff is successful, but the view is far more limited in scope than promised. Nevertheless, the book's unique perspective and thorough research make it an invaluable contribution to the body of scholarship on General MacArthur and, in particular, his service in Asia. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. Tucci School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

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<p>Hiroshi Masuda is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Professor of Japan's Diplomatic History at Toyo Eiwa University. Reiko Yamamoto is a diplomatic historian and lives in Yokohama.</p>

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