T in 1948 stood up to Stalin after World War "II implementing the Truman Doctrine the Marshall Plan and stood fast ver Berlin as he pursued the policy f containment "implementing the Truman Doctrine the Marshall Plan and stood fast ver Berlin as he pursued the policy A Pimps Life of containment the Soviet Union With the North Korean attack he was able to blunt their progress until the Chinese crossed the Yalu River in force but he was faced with a commander who wanted to employ nuclear weapons to send a message to the communist world On thether hand MacArthur the all knowing general who held politicians in contempt especially a novice president like Truman MacArthur saw himself as having saved the Pacific In World War II Rebuilt World War II rebuilt Japan and now believed he had the communists right where he wanted them but a feckless president stood in his way Brands does his best to explain the issues between the two men in the context Gigolos Get Lonely Too of the Cold War in which they lived Brands has written a general historyf their relationship and its ultimate A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, outcome but does not really add anything new that has not been uncovered by previous worksn the topicBrands smooth narrative style refined through the many books he has written is present throughout Brands is a master story teller who is able to present his narrative and analysis in a concise fashion that the general reader should enjoy which at times will also satisfy an academic audience A case in point is how MacArthur gained the support Temptation (The Hunted of the Japanese people as he totally reoriented their society away from the militaristic emperor worship to a nation basedn liberal democracy In the constitution he prepared he did away with all pre war institutions except the emperor that had dominated Japan and resulted in World War II Further evidence f this approach can be seen as Brands reviews Truman s career that spans his election to the Senate in 1940 his assumption f the presidency in 1945 and Cold War events to the Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl onsetf the Korean War Brands effectively relies Unbound on Truman s correspondence with his daughter Margaret who served as a remarkable conduit into his thoughts and concerns A major strengthf the book are the character studies that are presented Discussions An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of people like Secretaryf State Dean Acheson a rather arrogant individual General Omar T Bradley whose insights into Truman and MacArthur s personalities are fascinating General Matthew Ridgeway a hero at the Battle Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of the Bulge during World War II whose leadership helped turn around the military balance in Korea and Marguerite Higgins a wartime correspondent add to the narrative Other strengthsf the book include Brands description Everlost (Skinjacker, of the plight and final breakoutf US Marines at the Chosin Reservoir and their two week trek battling the elements which were dangerous than the Chinese communists to reach Hamhung Brands coverage The Lennon Prophecy of Truman and MacArthur rationalizations when confronted by Congress and the press is eyepening in trying to gain insights into their dysfunctional relationship after the Chinese communists crossed the Yalu into North Korea MacArthur s statements at this time concerning administration restraints in dealing with bombing Chinese airfields in Manchuria and Japonia w sześciu smakach other issues is very similar to his rhetoric leaked to the American press after Matthew Ridgeway s forces saved MacArthur s reputation in April 1951 Brands coveragef Truman and the Joint Chiefs Aqidah Islam of Staff finally reaching the conclusion to relieve MacArthurf his command points to the final realization that MacArthur s insubordination and egocentrism could no longer be tolerated Especially enlightening was the inclusion Tank! of a great dealf the testimony Geek Feminist Revolution of MacArthur and Secretaryf Defense George C Marshall before Congress following MacArthur s dismissal However the report Lucky Luciano of the hearings would have been enhanced if excerptsf Secretary A Reader& of State Dean Acheson s testimony had also been included This along with the geopolitical analysisf the region and domestic politics in the United States that included the role The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of Chiang Kai Shek Republicans in Congress and the coming 1952 presidential election are all important pieces in understanding the war and its domestic implicationsDespite the strengthsf the book there are a number Churchill of areas that could be improved The bibliography is rather sparse and the endnotes could be enhanced In the areaf analysis Brands chooses to deal with a number Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of major issues in a rather superficial manner His explorationf Soviet motives behind the North Korean attack is weak His excuse that the Russians were protesting the seating Jean-Paul Sartre of Formosaver mainland China in the UN Security Council as the reason for their absence to block an AmericanUN force to stop the North Korean advance does not go far enough Is it possible that Moscow tried to draw the United States into the conflict in the hope it would cause difficulties with the Chinese at a time when the Sino Soviet split was emerging is a main motivation Brands covers all the major topics that come under the umbrella f his verall subject but he needs to dig down further In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, or just state up front that he is preparing a general historyf the topic then the reader will not expect For example the Wake Island meeting between Truman and MacArthur covers the basics Further he does not drill down far enough. He willful fearless and highly decorated commander How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of the American and UN forces had his fingern the nuclear trigger A correction uickly followed but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, opposition andne man would have to make wayTruman was Bambi and Me onef the most unpopular presidents in American history Heir to a struggling economy a ruined Europe and increasing tension with the Soviet Union Pocahontas on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy General MacArthur by contrast was incredibly popular as untouchable as anyfficer has ever been in America The lessons he drew from World War II were absol. .
This is a great comparison study Professor Brands is a master storyteller i thoroughly enjoyed reading a master storyteller I thoroughly enjoyed reading bookAfter World War II MacArthur was extremely popular The lessons he learned from WWII were absolute appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable and as far as Douglas MacArthur was concerned the sooner the better At the time Truman was an unpopular president Truman faced a struggling economy a ruined Europe and increasing hostilities with the Soviet Union Senator Joseph McCarthy was in full swing and he had a hostile divided Congress Also Truman had to deal with Stalin s blockade Bala Santa of West Berlin with the airliftf food Then the Korean War beganBrands reveals the contest OF WILLS BETWEEN THESE TWO STRONG wills between these two strong against the backdrop Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of the Korean peacekeeping action the drama with Stalin and the entrancef China into the Korean conflict triggered by MacArthur The critical conflict between the two was the civilian rule Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack over the military which MacArthur defiedThis is a well written and meticulously researched comparison studyf two The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of American leaders during the Korean War Truman thought MacArthur was egotistical reckless lacked foresight and was willing to use nuclear weapons MacArthur thought Truman was like all politicians spineless afraid and corrupt Brands reveals both the strong and weak pointsf each man MacArthur did wonders in Japan but was extremely na ve about global geopolitics and Truman did wonders in Europe but was in Wolfsong over his head and made some mistakes The book has some flaws I noted some inaccurate statements for example Brands states that Truman and Treasury Secretary John Snyder whom he consultedn MacArthur s firing had served together in WWI They actually met at Fort Riley Kansas in 1928 I enjoyed the Senate hearings Ultimate Memory Book of the Army particularly thatf General Marshall The book reads like a novel is easy to read but has lots Pelnrušķis un trollis of critical detailScott Brick does an excellent job narrating the book Brick is an actor writer and award winning audiobook narrator A detailed readable and engaging historyf Truman and MacArthur s relationship Brands treats Truman favorably but his treatment Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of both men is fair and evenhanded Brands describes the coursef the war and MacArthur s attitude toward the possibility O Mistério do Infante Santo of Chinese intervention as well as the schism between MacArthurn Disgrace (Department Q, one side and the administration and the Joint Chiefsn the Monsoon other along with the Joint Chief s apparent lackf concern for the possibility Slice by Slice of MacArthur advancing northward Truman also comesff as in Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) over his head at times MacArthur s naivety isften breathtaking Although Truman was vilified at the time Ice Maiden of MacArthur s firing Brands argues convincingly that he has been vindicated and he describes how the limitationsn US forces were reasonable and actually favored the American sideStill there isn t much new informationand some maps would have helped There is little coverage Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of Truman s political motives like the police action declarationr Republican criticism Seducing the Heiress of him being softn communism And Cowboy Makes Three orn his background before the war Brands also suggests that MacArthur s decisions led to American deaths but doesn t really explain why Oddly many events are described without a specific date And at Teasing Her SEAL one point Brands writes that Truman and Clement Attlee had never met before their 1950 meeting reallyA strong well written and compelling workverall If you don t know much about the relationship between Truman and MacArthur then this is a good Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, overview Inly had a cursory knowledge so I learned a lot from Brands His writing is good his pace is uick However if you have strong knowledge A Valentines Wish of the subject then this book might not be for you In anotherf his wonderful pieces HW Brands takes the reader into the world Paixão Sem Disfarce of the Korean War alongside a battle that supers On June 25 1950 North Korea unleashed an attack against its southern neighbor that setff a war that resulted in 36914 American casualties Many Americans are aware Rain of the rolef General Douglas MacArthur in the conflict in particular his brilliant but risky landing at Inchon that beat back the North Korean attack and later in the war pursuing a strategy that led to Chinese intervention MacArthur s actions were very controversial and In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover once the Chinese crossed the Yalu River withver 100000 troops and the military situation deteriorated America s allies grew concerned when MacArthur suggested the use I Met Someone of atomic weapons against the Chinese President Harry S Truman did his best to reign in his commander to no avail and most historians believe that MacArthurverstepped his authority and allowed his strong belief system guide his actions Others like the British historian Robert Harvey and the American historian Arthur Herman believe the situation was much nuanced The topic has again been explored in HW Brands new book THE GENERAL VS THE PRESIDENT MACARTHUR AND TRUMAN AT THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR Brands position is very clear that Truman s firing Quantum (Captain Chase of MacArthur was a bold stroke that may have headedff a much wider war with the ChineseBrands juxtaposes two personalities with totally different backgrounds and agendas Truman reelected president in his The Other Islam own righ. From master storyteller and historian H W Brands twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize comes the riveting storyf how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur suared ff to decide America's future in the aftermath f World War II At the height Light, Gesture, and Color of the Korean War President Harry S Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world When asked by a reporter about the possible usef atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war Truman replied testily The military commander in the field will have charge Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of the usef the weapons as he always has This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur .
When discussing events that led up to the Chinese Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) overrunning UN forces in November 1950 To his credit he does list the signsf possible Chinese actions that MacArthur missed but he needs to explore the reaction Canada of America s allies further as well as the interaction between MacArthur and the Joint Chiefsf StaffOverall Brands has written a very readable account f the Truman MacArthur relationship in the context f the Cold War I would agree with Francis P Sempa s view published in the New York Journal Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of Books that Brands does not present a very clear legacyf the Korean War in terms DogFace of future American foreign policy Truman wanted to have a police actionr limited war in Korea MacArthur sought total victory something the United States has achieved What You Owe Me onlynce since World War II in the first Gulf War in 1990 91 but failed to accomplish in Vietnam and currently in Ira and Afghanistan There are a number Buffalo Woman Comes Singing of lessons that could have been discussed that relate to future American foreign policy an important area which Brands chooses to ignore This is the best way to learn historyread The General vs The President HW Brands MustRead 5 parts 68 chapters 416 pages MustListen audio book is alsoexcellent 15 hrs 22 min Review We know what we are in for The Americans can bomb us they can destroyur industries but they cannot defeat us Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant on landThey may even drop atom bombsn us What then They may kill a few million people Without sacrifice a nation s independence cannot be upheld General Nieh Yen jung Chief The Last Great Revolution of Stafff China s People s Liberation Army to Indian Ambassador KM Panikkar September 1950 North Korea best not make any threats to the United States They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen President Donald J Trump August 2017The last several weeks have seen a drastic increase in tension between the United States and North Korea with each nation s respective leadership treating the delicate art f nuclear diplomacy with all the subtlety f a schoolyard brawl Am I worried Not actively Nuclear war with North Korea does not make my very extensive list Blind Spots of anxiety inducers However whenever there is a non zero chancef Interesting and informative look at the controversial decision to relieve Douglas MacArthur A Boy and A Bear in a Boat of command during the Korean War Perhaps too much time was spentn the introductory phase but SOS once the war began the story picked up MacArthur s ego certainly played a great part in what happened In some ways the situation remindedf that experienced between McClellan and Lincoln during the Civil War MacArthur seemed to have the same contempt for the civilians who ran the government Perhaps the fact that he was thousands St. Johns Wort of miles from Washington gave MacArthur a feelingf being the The Roman Family one in control thene who SHOULD be making the decisionsThe author does a good job explaining the politics f the time and the investigation following the firing All in all I learned a great deal from this book Fast paced never dull this is a fascinating and intriguing story f the rivalry and tension between President Truman and General MacArthur America s story f the rivalry and tension between President Truman and General MacArthur America s general in Asia and the UN s commanding general in the Korean War The author is not perceptibly biased in Asia and the UN s commanding general in the Korean War The author is not perceptibly biased either man and I found myself switching sides several times In the end it finally became clear to me that though he was in many ways a military genius and hero MacArthur was nuts Seriously he ended up advocating military genius and hero MacArthur was nuts Seriously he ended up advocating China and sowing li In his book The General Vs The President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink f Nuclear War renowned historian HW Brands takes an in depth look at the Korean War and the dominating personalities behind US involvement in the conflict With World War II five years past Communism is A Christmas Miscellany on the march as North Korea invades South Korea and America must face this new threat Caughtff guard and ill prepared President Truman must respond and do so uickly while MacArthur already has plans total victory Will the President and his General be able to subdue the threat before Communism spreads in Asia and elsewhere The General Vs The President is exceptionally well written and HW Brands proves to be a masterful storyteller The narrative is engaging and entertaining as the author tells the history Too Bad to Die of events through the eyesf Truman and MacArthur Every page has action drama and conflict far from the manuscript OXENBOXEN of a dry textbook However I find the treatmentf Joseph McCarthy depicted as a fringe character troubling As history suggest with the declassification Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) of the Venona Papers the Senator seems justified in his concern about Communist infiltration into the US government In addition President Truman may have been correct in firing General MacArthur for insubordination however it is troubling that it was Truman s piece meal police action foreign policy that caused bloodshed The conseuencesf his limited victory are still being felt today Ultimately both men had tremendous egos and the American Forces were caught in the middle Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, of a power struggle All in all The General Vs The President is written in an intriguing and interesting fashion even if a bit partial I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Ute appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable the sooner the better In the nuclear era when the Soviets too had the bomb the specterf a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close Oh! Calcutta on the horizonThe contestf wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy From the dramaf Stalin's blockade The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, of West Berlin to the daring landingf MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance Reasoning and the Logic of Things of China into the war The General and the President vividly evokes the makingf a new American er.