©1996 Geoffrey Perret; (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Perret convincingly brings alive the leather-jacketed, corn-cob smoking, rumple-hatted MacArthur....A witty, judicious, unstoppable read - guaranteed." (Booklist)
"[This] work, well-written and provocative, stands as the best single volume on its complex subject.ï¿¿ï¿¿ (Publishers Weekly)
I don't know, haven't read it. Didn't have to.
The title character, Douglas MacArthur. FDR, Dwight Eisenhower,Harry Truman, Marshall, Chester Nimitz. A host of lesser known historic figures. All come alive in this story
No, but I sure enjoyed this one. Mr. Riggenbach's tempo and tone were seemingly custom picked for this narrative. Great performance
no, at 29 + hours it's a bit long for one sitting.
One day I was discussing history with a friend and we got on to the topic of MacArthur and soon realized that I knew really nothing about him. I was very fortunate to come across this book. It is very detailed and scrupulously researched. He takes on other biographers and takes no prisoners. For those who like American History, this is a must. Douglas MacArthur was a giant among his contemporaries. He was a major player in both world wars plus the Korean conflict. Geofffery Parret pulls no punches. He show's us the man, halo and horns. I understand he's written about JFK, I'm gonna have a listen to that next.
Geoffrey Perret skillfully documents one of the most unique leaders in recent history. The author shares the stories of MacArthur's life in a well balanced (unbiased), detailed, and entertaining history of the General. His dedication to historical accuracy is evident when at times he briefly analyzes where other biographers or historians got the details right or wrong, and he provides ample evidence (usually in the form of recently discovered communiques or letters) that support his conclusions. The perfectly cast voicing by the talented Jeff Riggenbach illuminates Perret's vivid imagery of the General's indelible experiences and helps to define the mind's edges of the colorful historical characters that are woven throughout MacArthur's memorable life.
I highly recommend this audio book and thank Audible for making it available (it is becoming difficult to find in print).
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