Title:                      MacArthur

Author:                 Charles A. Willoughby

Willoughby, Charles Andrew (1954) and John Chamberlain. MacArthur: 1941-1951; Victory in the Pacific. New York: McGraw-Hill

LCCN:    54011277

E745.M3 W5

Date Posted:      February 29, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

Although this is a book about MacArthur from the defense of the Philippines and battle of Bataan in 1941 to his dismissal during the Korean War in 1951, it was written by his assistant chief of staff, intelligence (G-2). Thus, it is against an intelligence background that the campaigns of MacArthur are presented. Although chapters 7, “MacArthur’s Cloak and Dagger Men”, and 8, “The Guerilla Movement in the Philippines,” are devoted exclusively to intelligence activities, all chapters contain descriptions of important intelligence operations during World War II and the Korean War, and the entire book must be studied for a complete picture of intelligence in these two Asiatic wars.


[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 70

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