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

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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 テンカウント 4 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 You Left Early reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in War World: The Battle of Sauron (War World) response to China's entry into the war Truman Switching Time 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 Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG 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 The Barons Lady 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 NIV Archaeological Study Bible 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 Q rule over the military which MacArthur defiedThis is a well written and meticulously Vagina researched comparison study of two of American leaders during the Korean War Truman thought MacArthur was egotistical A History of Irish Economic Thought reckless lacked foresight and was willing to use nuclear weapons MacArthur thought Truman was like all politicians spineless afraid and corrupt Brands Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 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 رموز کف شناسی reads like a novel is easy to Understanding Action Learning 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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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. A detailed readable and engaging history of Truman and MacArthur s relationship Brands treats Truman favorably but his treatment of both men is fair and evenhanded Brands describes the course of the war and MacArthur s attitude toward the possibility of Chinese intervention as well as the schism between MacArthur on one side and the administration and the Joint Chiefs on the other along with the Joint Chief s apparent lack of concern for the possibility of MacArthur advancing northward Truman also comes off as in over his head at times MacArthur s naivety is often breathtaking Although Truman was vilified at the time of MacArthur s firing Brands argues convincingly that he has been vindicated and he describes how the limitations on US forces were reasonable and actually favored the American sideStill there isn t much new informationand some maps would have helped There is little coverage of Truman s political motives like the police action declaration or Republican criticism of him being soft on communism or on his background before the war Brands also suggests that MacArthur s decisions led to American deaths but doesn t really explain why Oddly many events are described without a specific date And at one point Brands writes that Truman and Clement Attlee had never met before their 1950 meeting reallyA strong well written and compelling work overall

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The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. Fast paced never dull this is a fascinating and intriguing story of the rivalry and tension between President Truman and General MacArthur America s commanding general in Asia and the UN s commanding general in the Korean War The author is not perceptibly biased toward either man and I found myself switching sides several times In the end it finally became clear to me that though he was in many ways a military genius and hero MacArthur was nuts Seriously he ended up advocating nuking China and sowing lines of radioactive waste materials across North Korea as a sort of atomic mine field to disrupt North Korean and Chinese supply lines He apparently never considered how Koreans were supposed to live in a radioactive wasteland after the war Though ending MacArthur s career effectively ended Truman s own career by tanking his approval ratings and dooming any chance of his re election history has proven that Truman s policy of limited war and containment towards communism was the right choice for America and the world s democracies All in all a wiser and astute leader with an approach in the middle of these two would have been the best ideal for America Fortunately such a leader immediately followed this episode and cleaned it up That was Eisenhower but that is another bookAnyhow read this excellent offering by the talented and gifted historian author HW Brands It s a hell of a page turner


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    [E–pub READ] (The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War) In another of his wonderful pieces HW Brands takes the reader into the world of the Korean War alongside a battle that superseded that country's geographic and ideological fate The true clash arose between the military and political wings of the United States specifically General Douglas MacArthur and President Harry Truman Opening the narrative Brands provides the reader with context necessary to understand how both men reached their resp

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    [E–pub READ] (The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War) 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 ruin

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    [E–pub READ] (The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War) On June 25 1950 North Korea unleashed an attack against its southern neighbor that set off a war that resulted in 36914 American casualties Many Americans are aware of the role of General Douglas MacArthur in the conflict in particular his bril

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    review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø H.W. Brands [E–pub READ] (The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War) Fast paced never dull this is a fascinating and intriguing story of the rivalry and tension between President Truman and General MacArthur America’s commanding general in Asia and the UN’s commanding general in the Korean War The author is not perceptibly biased toward either man and I found myself switching sides several tim

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