American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Chapter III, Call to Quarters, pgs. 116-160 Summary & Analysis

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After World War I, Pershing decided that the program at West Point needed to be revamped and appointed Douglas MacArthur as superintendent in June 1919. If Douglas accepted, he would be confirmed as brigadier general; if he refused, he would be a major. He accepted the offer and Pinky moved with him.

MacArthur restructured the program and routine at West Point. The plebes now had spending money and weekend passes. Hazing was strictly forbidden and quickly diminished. He encouraged sports and expanded the curriculum to include more traditional academic subjects. He met with the opposition of the board on the introduction of more academic subjects.

On January 15, 1912, MacArthur's engagement to Henriette Louise Cromwell Brooks. Pinky wasn't happy about the situation. They were married on February 14, 1922 at a Palm Beach villa. When they returned to...

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