American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Study Guide Preamble, Reveille, pgs. 3-11 Summary & Analysis

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MacArthur is described as one of the best soldiers the United States has ever had. He received twenty-two medals during the course of his career and is described as being extraordinarily brave and served in three great wars. He was known as Dugout Doug to his men.

MacArthur considered himself an Episcopalian even though he did not attend church and viewed himself as equal to the Pope as a defender of Christianity. He yearned for acceptance by the public but did not receive it because of his acceptance of the press. He believed in social justice and tried to act according to his beliefs. He was twice married and kept a Eurasian mistress in between his marriage. At the time he was fifty-four years old and afraid that his mother would learn about his mistress.

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