by Richard B. Frank
So, I’ve recently read several books in this Great Generals Series. I like the layout of the books, and they have just about the right amount of detail for me; I like to know about people’s lives but don’t always need a 600+ page dissertation.
MacArthur’s life and personality made for an interesting read, and Frank’s writing was easy to follow. However, the entire final chapter of the book was devoted to how MacArthur would have viewed all major foreign policy since his death. And it wasn’t even couched in terms of “perhaps MacArthur would have…” Nope, the author would say things like, “MacArthur would most certainly have disagree with the handling of…” and it just really annoyed me that this random dude thinks that he has the right to make MacArthur’s decisions for him.
Anyway. Otherwise a good read.