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  • Brand: Anchor
  • UPC: 9781101912171
  • Item #: 1942598X
  • Available Date: 10/3/2017
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GENERAL VS THE PRESIDENT

Summary

From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the riveting story of the struggle for power between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur that brought America to crisis and the world to the brink of nuclear war.

The General vs. the President unfolds in the years immediately following World War II, when peace has been restored but the roots of a new world conflict are visible to all. H. W. Brands’s thrilling narrative recounts the contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin’s blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur’s forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General vs. the President has created an unforgettable portrait of an untested president forging a new era of American leadership.

About the Author

H. W. BRANDS holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class.

Product Details

  • With photographs
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • History / United States