Sunday, August 14, 2011

MacArthur - 4 Stars

 "MacArthur" is a practical biography of Douglas MacArthur that is easy to read, and very intriguing. Realisticaly the book felt more like a novel than an actual biography, 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 found this book to be really interesting, without any overly complicated historical overtones. I appreciated that this book really was simple. I think that anyone would be able to enjoy this book, and it was so well written. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest interest in history. 

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