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MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea

Hirosh Masuda


General Douglas MacArthur's storied career is inextricably linked to Asia. His father, Arthur, served as Military Governor of the Philippines while Douglas was a student at West Point, and the younger MacArthur would serve several tours of duty in that country over the next four decades, becoming friends with several influential Filipinos, including the country's future president, Emanuel L. Quezon. In 1935, he became Quezon's military advisor, a post he held after retiring from the U.S. Army and at the time of Japan's invasion of 1941. As Supreme Commander for the Southwest Pacific, MacArthur ... More

Keywords: General Douglas MacArthur, Japanese Occupation, Pacific campaign, Asia, U.S. Army, Southwest Pacific, Pacific War, Korean War, Philippines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449390
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hirosh Masuda, author
Professor of Japan's Diplomatic History, Toyo Eiwa University