American Caesar

Author(s): Manchester William

Biography, Memoir & Autobiography

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.


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A former World War II Marine, William Manchester also served as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent with the French Foreign Legion in the 40's and 50's. He was appointed Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University in 1955, where he remained until his death in 2004. He published 18 books, which have been translated into 20 languages, amongst them bestselling biographies of Winton Churchill, H.L. Mencken, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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  • : 9780316024747
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : 0.98
  • : May 2008
  • : 235mm X 152mm X 44mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Manchester William
  • : Paperback
  • : sp
  • : 355.3310924
  • : 816
  • : illustrations