Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964. Inspiring, outrageous, brave, egotistical… A thundering paradox of a man. Douglas MacArthur, one of only five men in history to have achieved the rank of General of the United States Army. He served in World Wars I and II and the Korean¬† War, and is famous for stating that “in war, there is no substitute for victory.”¬† This is an examination of an exemplary army career, the stunning successes (and lapses) on the battlefield, and the turbulent private life of the soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal created a uniquely American legend. Illustrated with black and white photos.