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Supreme Commander - Macarthur's Triumph in Japan-logo

Supreme Commander - Macarthur's Triumph in Japan

Seymour Morris, Jr.

Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War, and Truman. He is the most decorated general in American history-and the only five five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war but in peace. As the uniquely titled Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, he was charged with transforming a defeated, militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy-"the greatest gamble ever attempted," he called it. A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics. A vain, reclusive, and self-centered man, his many enemies in Washington thought he was a flaming peacock, and few, including President Harry Truman's closest advisors, gave him a chance of succeeding. Yet MacArthur did so brilliantly, defying timetables and expectations. Supreme Commander tells for the first time, the story of how MacArthur's leadership achieved a nation-building success that had never been attempted before-and never replicated since. Seymour Morris Jr. reveals this flawed man at his best who treated a defeated enemy with respect; who made informed and thoughtful decisions yet could be brash and stubborn when necessary, and who lead the Occupation with intelligence, class, and compassion. Morris analyzes MacArthur's key tactical choices, explaining how each contributed to his accomplishment, and paints a detailed picture of a true patriot-a man of conviction who proved to be an outstanding and effective leader in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War, and Truman. He is the most decorated general in American history-and the only five five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war but in peace. As the uniquely titled Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, he was charged with transforming a defeated, militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy-"the greatest gamble ever attempted," he called it. A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics. A vain, reclusive, and self-centered man, his many enemies in Washington thought he was a flaming peacock, and few, including President Harry Truman's closest advisors, gave him a chance of succeeding. Yet MacArthur did so brilliantly, defying timetables and expectations. Supreme Commander tells for the first time, the story of how MacArthur's leadership achieved a nation-building success that had never been attempted before-and never replicated since. Seymour Morris Jr. reveals this flawed man at his best who treated a defeated enemy with respect; who made informed and thoughtful decisions yet could be brash and stubborn when necessary, and who lead the Occupation with intelligence, class, and compassion. Morris analyzes MacArthur's key tactical choices, explaining how each contributed to his accomplishment, and paints a detailed picture of a true patriot-a man of conviction who proved to be an outstanding and effective leader in the most extraordinary circumstances.
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History

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Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War, and Truman. He is the most decorated general in American history-and the only five five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war but in peace. As the uniquely titled Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, he was charged with transforming a defeated, militarist empire into a beacon of peace and democracy-"the greatest gamble ever attempted," he called it. A career military man, MacArthur had no experience in politics, diplomacy, or economics. A vain, reclusive, and self-centered man, his many enemies in Washington thought he was a flaming peacock, and few, including President Harry Truman's closest advisors, gave him a chance of succeeding. Yet MacArthur did so brilliantly, defying timetables and expectations. Supreme Commander tells for the first time, the story of how MacArthur's leadership achieved a nation-building success that had never been attempted before-and never replicated since. Seymour Morris Jr. reveals this flawed man at his best who treated a defeated enemy with respect; who made informed and thoughtful decisions yet could be brash and stubborn when necessary, and who lead the Occupation with intelligence, class, and compassion. Morris analyzes MacArthur's key tactical choices, explaining how each contributed to his accomplishment, and paints a detailed picture of a true patriot-a man of conviction who proved to be an outstanding and effective leader in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Constant

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:07


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:29


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

36:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:49


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:34


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

19:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

37:25


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

31:09


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

22:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

27:35


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

19:18


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:34


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

30:22


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

29:28


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

15:54


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

37:37


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

28:24


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

32:05


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

10:51


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

41:57


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

16:34


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

36:34


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

14:25


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

00:33