The Resource The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war, H.W. Brands

The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war, H.W. Brands

Label
The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war
Title
The general vs. the president
Title remainder
MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Title variation
  • General and the president
  • General v. the president
  • General versus the president
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines "how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height 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 use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, 'The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has.' This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done: two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, H. W
Dewey number
973.918092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E814
LC item number
.B73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • Nuclear warfare
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold War
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Label
The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war, H.W. Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two roads up the mountain -- Test of nerve -- An entirely new war -- The general vs. the president -- Fade away
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780385540575
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016021412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016021412
Label
The general vs. the president : MacArthur and Truman at the brink of nuclear war, H.W. Brands
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two roads up the mountain -- Test of nerve -- An entirely new war -- The general vs. the president -- Fade away
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9780385540575
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016021412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016021412

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