Thursday, July 7, 2011



When I received "MacArthur", I was a little bit intimidated. I enjoy history, but an by no means a war expert or master historian, so I was a little bit concerned that this book would be hard to follow, with lots of military jargon and strategy. I was surprised and relieved when I started reading this book! "MacArthur" is a practical biography of Douglas MacArthur that is easy to read, and very intriguing. This book doesn't really read like a biography - I felt it was more of a novel, and I really enjoyed following along the storyline of Douglas MacArthur's life. This book starts off detailing the history of the MacArthur family. This is the only part of the book that got slightly confusing, but that is only because there were three Arthur MacArthurs - so it was a little confusing trying to keep track of the three generations all bearing the same name. This book follows a young Douglas into West Point and into his military career, and his successes that eclipsed those of the previous two generations of famous MacArthurs. I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone who has even the slightest interest in history or Douglas MacArthur.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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