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The Truman-MacArthur Controversy and the Korean War

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ISBN 9780674366039

Publication Date: 01/01/1959

311 pages

3 halftones, 1 map

Belknap Press


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  • Part One. Introduction: Clausewitzian Realism and American Liberalism
    • I. Civil-Military Relations and Limited War
  • Part Two. The Korean War, June to November 1950: The Period of North Korean Aggression
    • II. The North Korean Attack: Communist “Liberation” and American “Containment”
    • III. Domestic Politics and Formosa: The Republican Drang Nach Westen
    • IV. MacArthur, Formosa, and Inchon: The Many-Splendored General
    • V. Crossing the 38th Parallel: The Point of No Return
    • VI. Wake Island: The Eagle’s Two Heads
    • VII. The “Home by Christmas” Offensive: Prelude to Disaster
  • Part Three. The Korean War, December 1950 to April 1951: The Period of Chinese Communist Intervention
    • VIII. The MacArthur-Taft Alliance: The Great Debate
    • IX. The Allies Seek Peace: Mr. Attlee and Mao Tse-Tito
    • X. China’s Condemnation and MacArthur’s Dismissal: Harry Truman, Middleman
  • Part Four: The MacArthur Hearings
    • XI. MacArthur Returns: The Eagle Reclaimed
    • XII. The General’s Prosecution: Rebel with a Cause
    • XIII. The Administration’s Defense: The Meek Shall Inherit
    • XIV. Truman Versus MacArthur: Achilles Rebound
  • Notes
  • Critical Bibliography
  • Index

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