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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
by American historian William Manchester. Manchester paints a sympathetic but balanced portrait of MacArthur, praising the general for his military genius, administrative skill, and personal bravery, while criticizing his vanity, paranoia, and tendency toward insubordination. As the title suggests, Manchester's central thesis is that MacArthur was an analogue of Julius Caesar, a proposition he supports by noting their great intellect, brilliant strategic generalship, political ambition, magnanimity as conquerors, and shared tragic flaw of hubris. It was made into a four-part documentary series in 1983 hosted by John Huston. External links[edit]

WW2DB: Book review on American Caesar Foreign Affairs review by Gaddis Smith Wiltz, John Edward (Oct 1979). "William Manchester's American Caesar: Some Observations". Military Affairs. 43 (3). doi:10.2307/1986876. JSTOR 1986876.  Commentary Magazine review American Caesar
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William Manchester


Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken (1951) The City of Anger (1953) Shadow of the Monsoon (1956) A Rockefeller Family Portrait: From John D. to Nelson (1959) The Long Gainer (1961) Portrait of a President
Portrait of a President
(1964) The Death of a President (1967) The Arms of Krupp (1968) The Glory and the Dream (1974) Controversy and Other Essays in Journalism (1976) American Caesar
American Caesar
(1978) On Mencken (1980) Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (1980) One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy (1983) The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874–1932 (1983) Okinawa: The Bloodiest Battle of All (1987) The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone 1932–1940 (1988) In Our Time: The World As Seen by Magnum Photographers (1989) A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance — Portrait of an Age (1992) No End Save Victory (2001) The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 (2012, with co-author Paul Reid)

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Douglas MacArthur


Service summary In World War II Escape from the Philippines Wake Island Conference President Truman's relief


Louise Cromwell Brooks
Louise Cromwell Brooks
(first wife) Jean MacArthur
Jean MacArthur
(second wife) Arthur MacArthur IV
Arthur MacArthur IV
(son) Isabel Rosario Cooper (mistress) Arthur MacArthur Jr.
Arthur MacArthur Jr.
(father) Arthur MacArthur Sr. (grandfather) Arthur MacArthur III (brother) Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
II (nephew)

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MacArthur Memorial Appointment in Tokyo
Appointment in Tokyo
(film) American Caesar
American Caesar
(biography) Namesakes

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