New PDF release: American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964

By William Manchester

ISBN-10: 0316142883

ISBN-13: 9780316142885

Inspiring, outrageous... A thundering paradox of a man.

Douglas MacArthur, considered one of simply 5 males in historical past to have accomplished the rank of normal of the us military. He served in international Wars I, II, and the Korean warfare, and is known for pointing out that "in battle, there's no replacement for victory."

AMERICAN CAESAR exaines the exemplary military occupation, the lovely successes (and lapses) at the battlefield, and the turbulent deepest lifetime of the soldier-hero whose secret and attraction created a uniquely American legend.

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Successful people might be thought to have accomplished this elusive goal — and successful philosophers, that is, people who have re¬ flected on what makes for success, might have more to offer than most. " Their lives have no real narrative line. Yet such a line is precisely what biographers try to establish. A biography has a beginning, middle, and end; and it usually at¬ tempts to make sense of, or give reasons for, events that may simply have followed one another without being connected in any way.

He was now the only provider for his mother-in-law as well. He found this difficult to manage. Four years later (in 1733) the entire family moved out of the home they had occupied until then into the house of the grandmother — probably to be able to take better care of her. The new house, a smaller, more modest, one-story dwelling, also located in the outer city, provided cramped quarters for the growing family. An open kitchen, a large living room, and two or three small bedrooms, all sparsely furnished, made up the living space.

20 Indeed, Kant had only good things to say about his parents. Thus he wrote in a letter late in life "my two parents (from the class of tradesmen) were perfectly honest, morally decent, and orderly. They did not leave me a for¬ tune (but neither did they leave me any debts). Moreover, they gave me an education that could not have been better when considered from the moral point of view. " 21 When Johann Georg died in 1746, Emanuel, the oldest son — then al¬ most twenty-two years of age — wrote in the family Bible: "On the 24th of March my dear father was taken away by a happy death....

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