MacArthur at war: World War II in the Pacific [First edition] 9780316405317, 9780316405300, 0316405302, 0316405310

Prologue: Monday, December 8, 1941 -- Part one: Escape, 1941-1942 -- 1. First charge, first war -- 2. West Point to the

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MacArthur at war: World War II in the Pacific [First edition]
 9780316405317, 9780316405300, 0316405302, 0316405310

Table of contents :
Prologue: Monday, December 8, 1941 --
Part one: Escape, 1941-1942 --
1. First charge, first war --
2. West Point to the Philippines --
3. Manila before the storm --
4. Lost hours --
5. Blame and Bataan --
6. Dugout Doug --
7. Ordered out --
Part two: Exile, 1942 --
8. Waltzing Matilda --
9. CINCSWPA --
10. Saving Australia --
11. Kokoda Trail --
12. "Take Buna, Bob..." --
Part three: Redemption, 1943 --
13. Finishing Buna, looking ahead --
14. "Skipping" the Bismarck Sea --
15. Meeting Halsey --
16. Bypassing Rabaul --
17. One general to another --
Part four: Return, 1944 --
18. Gambling in the Admiralties --
19. Hollandia--
greatest triumph? --
20. Presidential ambitions, presidential summons --
21. Toward the Philippines --
22. Sixty minutes from defeat --
Part five: Resolution, 1945 --
23. Return to Manila --
24. Hail the conquering hero --
25. "These proceedings are closed" --
Epilogue: A study in superlatives.

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