Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur

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Random House, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 663 pages
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In the first cradle-to-grave biography of MacArthur in nearly 20 years, Perret reveals new information and offers fresh insights into this landmark figure of American history. From his obsessive interest in becoming the most highly decorated soldier in American history to his disastrous flirtation with presidential politics, MacArthur is revealed, warts and all. of photos.

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OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE: The Life and Legend of Douglas MacArthur

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WW II historian Perret (Winged Victory, 1993, etc.) has produced a fully comprehensive biography that does evenhanded justice to a great, if flawed, man and his considerable achievements. Capitalizing ... Read full review

Old soldiers never die: the life of Douglas MacArthur

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In telling the story of MacArthur's rise through two world wars and the Korean War to his dismissal by President Truman, Perret (There's a War To Be Won, LJ 9/15/91) describes an intellectual who ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Geoffrey Perret was educated at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years. He lives in England with his wife.

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