General MacArthur: Speeches and Reports 1908-1964
The two-year search for General Douglas MacArthur's speeches and reports was truly a labor of love. My Administrative Assistant, Ellen Schaefer, and I culled over 1,000 sources including memories, biographies, histories, military magazines such as the Army and Air Force Journals, unit histories, commercial magazines and newspapers. Magazines included such publications as National Geographic, Life Magazine and many esoteric less circulated literature such as Military Magazine, Retired Officers Magazine, Air Force Magazine and so many others. We received guidance and assistance from such sources as the U.S. Military Academy, the Engineering School at Ft. Leavenworth, the Command and General Staff School at Leavenworth, the Army War College, the MacArthur Archives Director James Zobel, the Library of Congress, the War Department; the sources seemed endless. We do believe we were able to capture all the major public speeches and reports covering MacArthur's truly productive years from 1908 through 1964. Contains more than 125 speeches/reports.
It will be interesting to note, MacArthur established his personality early in his military career and never veered from this. His admonition from his Mother when MacArthur was a student at West Point was, never cheat, never lie, never tattle"". Adhering to this edict MacArthur offered to resign from the Academy rather than answer questions from the Academy panel investigating hazing and harassment by a group of fellow students. MacArthur continued to develop his hard line against political and military intrigue by resolving to always do what he believed right even if he knew no one was watching. Further he was determined never to refuse to carryout the order of a senior officer - never be insubordinate to constituted authority.""
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Outstanding book. Has impossible to find speeches not found in the classic collections of Mac speeches. Truly a superb book to treasure. I do not believe there will ever be a finer one, nor one which is more complete.
February 13 1951 Page 161 July 26 1951 Page 183
Page 12 July 14 1935 Page
June 30 1920 Page 15 August 3 1936 Page
Radio address from Washington D C on the occasion of the be Second Inauguration of President Quezon Corregidor
May 6 1943 Page
Excerpts Annual Report of the Chief of Staff United States Army Statement on the American Red Cross and its services to the sol
August 24 1945 Page
Accepting the degree of doctor of laws honoris causa Santo Tomas June 25 1950 Page
Civic Ceremony Washington D C November 8 1951 Page
June 13 1951 Page 172 January 1952 Page
June 16 1951 Page 179 March 23 1952 Page
July 26 1951 Page 183 July 7 1952 Page
April 29 1954 Page
Receiving an award of the Protestant Episcopal Church Los An July 9 1961 Page
July 30 1957 Page 227 Members of the Association of Graduates U S Military Acad
February 20 1951 Page 162 Wreath Laying Waltham Massachusetts