MacArthur, Douglas. Reminiscences. New York: McGraw Hill, 1964. Limited Edition. Signed by Jean MacArthur. Original boards.
This is a limited edition of General Douglas MacArthur’s Reminiscences. Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, MacArthur's memoir spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during major controversies of the twentieth century enabled him to present unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role.
No soldier in modern time has been more admired, or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of Occupied Japan, victor of the Battle of Inchon, the General was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his command by President Truman.
Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, this self portrait is a moving final testament to a life of service that began at West Point and continued in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and throughout the world wars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific, MacArthur was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His recounting of World War II is dramatically punctuated with intimate portraits of key personalities and insights into his stand on controversial issues. Although the autobiography was written more than thirty years ago, it continues to be a valuable document of the period.
The book is a limited edition, numbered 19 of 1000. It is signed by Jean MacArthur, the second wife of General Douglas MacArthur and is bound in the original brown cloth boards. An original protective cream-colored paper slipcase is included with the title and author on the front. The book has no notable damages and the slipcover has some soiling and wear, but is overall in good condition.
Dimensions: 9 7/8" H x 7" W x 2 1/4" (with slipcase)