Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:

Macarthur (Paperback)

Usually despatched within 7-10 days
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...


But his self-confidence, the breadth and depth of his thinking and his eloquence and commanding presence ensured that he filled with distinction the senior appointments into which he was swiftly elevated between the wars.When Douglas MacArthur returned to the U.S. after being relieved of command in Korea in 1951, he was setting foot on American soil for the first time since 1935. During his long sojourn in the Pacific he had fought against America's enemies in concert with a wide array of often contentious European allies and emerging Asian forces. In MacArthur Gavin Long examined one of the most complex personalities, thrust into some of the most complex situations, to be found in the "Military Commanders" series. It is scarcely surprising that he sometimes gave his subject mixed reviews. Long was editor of the Australian Official History of World War II and offers an interesting account of MacArthur's relationship with his Australian allies. Examples of MacArthur's initiative and leadership ability in Mexico and World War I, ignored in some studies, are given due attention here. Of particular interest, due to rapid changes of government throughout the world in recent years, is Long's insightful account of MacArthur's administration of post-war Japan. MacArthur himself later recalled that "Japan had become the world's greatest labouratory for an experiment in the liberation of a people from totalitarian rule and for the liberalization of government from within ...."

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesLand forces & warfare Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 22/05/1998 ISBN-13: 9780938289142  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 7-10 days Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by Gavin Long

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Moss of Cree: A Scottish Childhood
Mary Cecil Gladstone

Currently out of stock

Stars, Stripes and Corporate Logos
Donald L Gilleland

Currently out of stock

Shade of the Paraiso: Two Years in...
Mark Salvatore

Currently out of stock

The Story of My Life: Volume 1
Giacomo Casanova; Peter Wickham;...
Latest Blog
The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books

The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books.

#FoylesFive: Annihilation

With the release of Annihilation on Netflix it's the perfect time to catch up with the book that starts Jeff VanderMeer's unsettling Southern Reach trilogy.

#FoylesFave: Frankenstein in Baghdad

Judy, our Middle Eastern Languages expert here at Foyles, shares her thoughts on the newly translated Frankenstein in Baghdad.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd