MacArthur; His Rendezvous with History

Rafael Palacios (Maps) New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xi, [1], 547, [1], xiii, [1] pages. List of Maps. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and shows wear, tears, chips, creases and soiling. Signed by the author on the second fep. Major General Courtney Whitney (May 20, 1897 - March 21, 1969) was a lawyer and US Army commander during World War II who later served as a senior official during the US occupation of Japan. He played a major role in the liberalization of Japanese government, society, and economy during the occupation. Whitney worked in intelligence in Washington, DC, and was assigned to serve as the intelligence officer to the 14th Air Force in China when General Douglas MacArthur requested for him to be assigned to the Southwest Pacific Theater. Whitney accompanied MacArthur to Japan and became Chief of the Government Section at GHQ. With Lt. Col. Milo Rowell, he drafted the Constitution of Japan and sent it to the Diet for approval. Among the books which the cool historians of the future will have to use as source material will be MacArthur His Rendezvous with History, written by the general’s aide and confidant during the Pacific Wars, Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney. It is so replete with documentary evidence of what went on in the troublous days between Australia and Korea that the book cannot be passed over. There is too much meaning for that in the dispatches between field headquarters and Washington, heretofore unpublished. Until history can pass unbiased judgment, the book will serve as good reading. It is about a man, a man of great military genius (even his enemies are compelled to admit that), a man of principle and the moral courage to back up his convictions. That makes the story interesting. It is written in a lucid style and one has a tale as vivid as fiction. Derived from a review posted on-line by Frank Chodorov. Condition: Very good / Good.

Keywords: Douglas MacArthur, Korea, Japan, Military Occupation, Inchon, Formosa, Wake Island Philippines, Bataan, Eighth Army, George C. Marshall, Manuel Quezon, SCAP

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