Gaijin Shogun : Gen. Douglas MacArthur Stepfather of Postwar Japan

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9780967817521: Gaijin Shogun : Gen. Douglas MacArthur Stepfather of Postwar Japan

The book tells of Gen. MacArthur, one of America's greatest generals, and the events that placed him in the unprecedented role of conqueror, statesman, and humanitarian - taking on the task of destroying an enemy's war making capability and instituting a democratic nation dedicated to peace. The core of the book is from the General's own writings, touching on the significant actions, reforms and challenges of the Occupation of Japan. It also includes excerpts from other prominent American and Japanese writers which expand and confirm our understanding of these fascinating times. The author adds overviews and anecdotes, giving the reader a sense of realism and color not found in historical treatments. The book is an easy to read narrative which moves from one of the world's greatest tragedies to one of the greatest success stories in the history of these two mighty nations. It is well illustrated with 39 photographs and extensive captions to explain and highlight the story.

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David Valley, as a young soldier, was a member of Gen. MacArthur's Honor Guard. He lived in Japan for many years as a business executive. Now retired from an engineering career, he resides in San Diego, California with his wife Dottie. April, 2001 David will join other former honor guards in Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gen. MacArthur's departure and to honor all Americans who served in the Occupation. David has previously written short adventure stories and a novel, "Brothers One."

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