Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers 

MacArthur, Douglas

General of the Army. Allied supreme commander in the S.W. Pacific in WWII and of the occupation forces in Japan. Supreme commander of UN Forces, Korea (1950-1951).

December  2000

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Creative Quotations from Douglas MacArthur.
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Offers five quotations from MacArthur and related links.

Douglas MacArthur.
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Provides an audio of two of MacArthur's speeches: "Officiates at Japan Surrender" and "Old Soldiers Never Die..."

Douglas MacArthur.
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Offers three photographs and one painting including the National Portrait Gallery painting, the signing of the Japanese surrender, and striding ashore in World War II. Also provides related links.

General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964).
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PBS site provides a short biography with links to related maps and timelines.

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Encarta Reference Encyclopedia offers a biographical article and photograph.

"Today the Guns Are Silent" September 2, 1945.
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Speech made by MacArthur from the USS Missouri after the Japanese surrender. Also provides comments by Mr. Toshikazu Kase, a member of the Japanese surrender party.

U.S. General Douglas MacArthur.
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Simon Weisenthal Center provides information on MacArthur's Philippine experiences and his rivalry with Admiral Nimitz.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Addington, Larry H.  Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century.  Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1994.  360 p.
Consult index for references to General MacArthur.
Book call no.:  355.00903 A224p 1994

Adelman, Jonathan R.  Revolution, Armies and War.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner, 1985.  268 p.
Consult index for references to MacArthur.
Book call no.:  322.5 A229r

Alexander, Bevin.  How Great Generals Win.  New York, Norton, 1993.  320 p.
MacArthur:  A Jekyll and Hyde in Korea, pp 276-298.
Book call no.:  355.009 A374h

American National Biography - Volume 14, edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1999.  953 p.
MacArthur, Douglas, pp 195-199.
Book call no.:  R 920.073 A512 v.14

American Military History - Volume 2:  1902-1996, edited by Maurice Matloff.  Conshohocken, PA, Combined Books, 1996.  419 p.
See index under "MacArthur" for specific references.
Book call no.:  R 355.48 A741a 1996 v.2

American Military Leaders, edited by Roger J. Spiller and others.  New York, Praeger, 1989.  416 p.
MacArthur, pp 181-184.
Book call no.:  923.5 A512

Anders, Curt.  Fighting Generals.  New York, Putnam, 1965.  320 p.
Douglas MacArthur, pp 256-292.
Book call no.:  923.573 A544f

Army Times.  The Banners and the Glory:  The Story of General Douglas MacArthur.  New York, Putnam, 1965.  189 p.
Book call no.:  92 M116a

Axelrod, Alan and Phillips, Charles.  The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography.  New York, Macmillan, 1998.  463 p.
MacArthur, Douglas, pp 249-251.
Book call no.:  R 923.5 A969m

Beck, John Jacob.  MacArthur and Wainwright:  Sacrifice of the Philippines.  Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 1974.  302 p.
Book call no.:  940.5426 B393m

Breuer, William B.  MacArthur's Undercover War:  Spies, Saboteurs, Guerrillas, and Secret Missions.  New York, J. Wiley and Sons, 1995.  257 p.
Book call no.:  940.548673 B846m

Breuer, William B.  Retaking the Philippines.  New York, St. Martin's Press, 1986.  284 p.
Consult index for references to General MacArthur.
Book call no.:  940.5426 B846r

Crompton, Samuel Willard.  100 Military Leaders Who Shaped World History.  San Mateo, CA, Bluewood Books, 1999.  112 p.
Book call no.:  R 355.00922 C945o

Current Biography, 1941.  New York, H. W. Wilson, 1941.  976 p.
Douglas MacArthur, pp 538-540.
Book call no.:  R 920.02 C976 1941

Current Biography, 1948.  New York, H. W. Wilson, 1948.  1 vol.
Douglas MacArthur, pp 388-392.
Book call no.:  R 920.02 C976 1948

DeWeerd, H. A.  Great Soldiers of World War II.  New York, Norton, 1944.  316 p.
MacArthur, pp 211-240.
Book call no.:  923.5 D5lg

Dictionary of American Biography - Supplement 7, edited by Dumas Malone.  New York, Scribner, 1981.  854 p.
MacArthur, pp 487-493.
Book call no.:  R 920.07 D56 Suppl.7

Dictionary of American Military Biography - Volume 2, edited by Roger J. Spiller and others.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1984.  421-894 p.
MacArthur, Douglas, pp 675-678.
Book call no.:  R 923.573 D554 v.2

Downs, Robert B.  Memorable Americans, 1750-1950.  Littleton, CO, Libraries Unlimited, 1983.  379 p.
Douglas MacArthur, pp 197-199.
Book call no.:  R 920.073 D751m

Duffy, Bernard and Carpenter, Ronald H.  Douglas MacArthur:  Warrior as Wordsmith.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997.  223 p.
Book call no.:  355 D858d

Dupuy, Trevor N. and others.  The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography.  New York, HarperCollins, 1992.  834 p.
MacArthur, Douglas, pp 462-463.
Book call no.:  R 923.5 D945h

Egeberg, Roger 0.  The General:  MacArthur and the Man He Called "Doc".  New York, Hippocrene Books, 1983.  242 p.
Book call no.:  940.54260924 E29g

Eliting, John R.  The Superstrategists:  Great Captains, Theorists, and Fighting Men Who Have Shaped the History of Warfare.  New York, Scribner's Sons, 1985.  368 p.
See pages 132-137.
Also see index under "MacArthur" for additional page references.
Book call no.:  355.02 E51s

The Encyclopedia of World Biography - Volume 10.  2nd ed.  New York, Gale Research, 1998.  543 p.
MacArthur, pp 76-78.
Book call no.:  R 920.02 M147 1998 v.10

Fallen Stars:  Eleven Studies of Twentieth Century Military Disasters, edited by Brian Bond.  London, Brassey's, 1991.  264 p.
Douglas MacArthur and the Fall of the Philippines, 1941-1942, by Duncan Anderson, pp 164-187.
Book call no.:  355.00922 F194

Finn, Richard B.  Winners in Peace:  MacArthur, Yoshida, and Postwar Japan.  Berkeley, University of California Press, 1992.  413 p.
Book call no.:  952.04 F514w

Fredericks, Edgar J.  MacArthur:  His Mission and Meaning.  Philadelplia, Whitmore, 1968.  91 p.
Book call no.:  327.73 F852m  (OTS Reserve Area)

Fromkin, David.  In the Time of the Americans:  FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur -- the Generation That Changed America's Role in the World.  New York, Knopf, 1995.  618 p.
Book call no.:  327.73 F9311i

Gailey, Harry A.  MacArthur Strikes Back:  Decision at Buna, New Guinea 1942-1943.  Novato, CA, Presidio, 2000.  267 p.
Book call no.:  940.54

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