In the famous sculpture of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's triumphant return to the Philippines in 1944, one man follows the general onto the beach wearing neither helmet nor hat. That man is a radio reporter, one of only a handful who covered the war in the Pacific for the Americans back home. That man is Bill Dunn. This is his story of that war.
“Bill Dunn has some unexpected and fascinating memories of MacArthur that add to our collective historical knowledge. This is . . . a first-rate description of how the news was carried from the warfront to the civilian rear, and an altogether inspiring memoir of what it was like out there in the bloody, traumatic Pacific war.”—from the foreword by Mike Wallace,CBS News/60 Minutes
“An engagingly anecdotal war memoir . . . that affords insights as well as intelligence.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Dunn was the only American war correspondent to cover the war in the Pacific from early 1941 to the Japanese surrender. Sent by CBS before Pearl Harbor to survey the broadcast facilities in China ... Read full review