American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 is a biography of Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army, written by William Manchester and published in 1978. Douglas MacArthur became very successful in the military from a younga age, becoming major general in 1925. During World War Two, MacArthur was Supreme Commander of the Pacific theatre, managing to fight back the Axis forces after early defeats and, after the war, oversee the occupation of Japan. Manchester examines MacArthur's character, comparing him to Julius Caesar, as a man of both genius and egoism.
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