The Macarthur Controversy and American Foreign Policy

The Macarthur Controversy and American Foreign Policy
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By Richard H Rovere and Arthur Schlesinger Jr

Published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, NY

Used – hardback with dustwrapper, ex-library, stamped, missing title page, foxed throughout

This book was first published in 1951 as The General and the President after President Harry S. Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur in the midst of the Korean WarA -a memorably explosive incident in American political history. But its significance extends far beyond a dramatic episode in the nation's past. This literate and ironic work continues to be an invaluable guide to the conflict between civilian and military authority, and it illuminates later and current controversies over the role the United States should play in Asian affairs. General MacArthur and President Truman will be of special interest to students of American diplomacy, politics, and culture and to all concerned with the relationship between the armed forces and larger society