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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War characters È E-book, or Kindle E-pub He willful fearless and highly decorated commander of the American and UN forces had his finger on the nuclear trigger A correction uickly followed but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition and one man would have to make wayTruman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history Heir to a struggling economy a ruined Europe and increasing tension with the Soviet Union on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy General MacArthur by contrast was incredibly popular as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America The lessons he drew from World War II were absol. Interesting and informative look at the controversial decision to relieve Douglas MacArthur of command during the Korean War Perhaps too much time was spent on the introductory phase but once the war began the story picked up MacArthur s ego certainly played a great part in what happened In some ways the situation reminded of that experienced between McClellan and Lincoln during the Civil War MacArthur seemed to have the same contempt for the civilians who ran the government Perhaps the fact that he was thousands of miles from Washington gave MacArthur a feeling of being the one in control the one who SHOULD be making the decisionsThe author does a good job explaining the politics of the time and the investigation following the firing All in all I learned a great deal from this book

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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War characters È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ute appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable the sooner the better In the nuclear era when the Soviets too had the bomb the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizonThe contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American er. If you don t know much about the relationship between Truman and MacArthur then this is a good overview I only had a cursory knowledge so I learned a lot from Brands His writing is good his pace is uick However if you have strong knowledge of the subject then this book might not be for you

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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War characters È E-book, or Kindle E-pub From master storyteller and historian H W Brands twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur suared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II At the height of the Korean War President Harry S Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war Truman replied testily The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons as he always has This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur t. This is a great comparison study Professor Brands is a master storyteller I thoroughly enjoyed reading this bookAfter World War II MacArthur was extremely popular The lessons he learned from WWII were absolute appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable and as far as Douglas MacArthur was concerned the sooner the better At the time Truman was an unpopular president Truman faced a struggling economy a ruined Europe and increasing hostilities with the Soviet Union Senator Joseph McCarthy was in full swing and he had a hostile divided Congress Also Truman had to deal with Stalin s blockade of West Berlin with the airlift of food Then the Korean War beganBrands reveals the contest of wills between these two strong characters against the backdrop of the Korean peacekeeping action the drama with Stalin and the entrance of China into the Korean conflict triggered by MacArthur The critical conflict between the two was the civilian rule over the military which MacArthur defiedThis is a well written and meticulously researched comparison study of two of American leaders during the Korean War Truman thought MacArthur was egotistical reckless lacked foresight and was willing to use nuclear weapons MacArthur thought Truman was like all politicians spineless afraid and corrupt Brands reveals both the strong and weak points of each man MacArthur did wonders in Japan but was extremely na ve about global geopolitics and Truman did wonders in Europe but was in over his head and made some mistakes The book has some flaws I noted some inaccurate statements for example Brands states that Truman and Treasury Secretary John Snyder whom he consulted on MacArthur s firing had served together in WWI They actually met at Fort Riley Kansas in 1928 I enjoyed the Senate hearings of the Army particularly that of General Marshall The book reads like a novel is easy to read but has lots of critical detailScott Brick does an excellent job narrating the book Brick is an actor writer and award winning audiobook narrator


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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
  • H.W. Brands
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780385540575