MacArthur 1941-1951: Victory in the Pacific - Charles A. Willoughby & John ChamberlainLondon, Melbourne & Toronto: William Heinemann, 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper worn at the edges with nicks to the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Slightly soft, if bright.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Charts; Maps; Maps to the lining papers;
From the cover: “MacArthur: 1941-1951 is as important as Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe. Indeed it is the complement of this work; for it is MacArthur’s story in the World War and all that happened afterwards in Japan, Korea and in his command generally until his recall. As such its publication is of the first importance.
It is based on authoritative, first-hand sources, and is written by two men uniquely qualified to present it: Major-General Charles A. Willoughby, MacArthur’s close friend, adviser, and former Intelligence chief, and John Chamberlain, who has been on the staffs of The New York Times, Life and Fortune.
This is certain to be a book that is praised, criticised, discussed and argued about. It is as controversial as MacArthur’s opinions, decisions, and actions have been. It tells the story of the campaigns in the Pacific, MacArthur’s reaction to dropping the atom bomb, how Mac-Arthur managed the occupation of Japan, what happened when the North Koreans attacked, the victory at Inchon and the advance to the Yalu River. Here, also, are the facts about his meeting with Truman on Wake, the germ warfare charges, the Chinese invasion and the retreat from the Yalu, MacArthur’s meeting with Chiang Kai-Shek on Formosa, and finally his recall and dismissal.”