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American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Chapter VI, The Green War, pgs. 328-373 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI, The Green War, pgs. 328-373 Summary and Analysis

After the fall of Guadalcanal, MacArthur was placed in change of all Allied forces in the Southwest and South Pacific. In April 1943 there were plans for the invasion of New Georgia and then to Bougainville. The Allied forces were trapped on some of the islands where MacArthur's forces didn't go. He did not engage in island-hopping. MacArthur moved his base to Hollandia in New Guinea on August 30, 1944. Jean entertained Eleanor Roosevelt on the island, since Douglas was away at Port Moresby. Jean was embarrassed by someone's comment about MacArthur running on the Republican ticket, but must of it consisted of right win extremists. He was viewed as a threat by many intellectuals.

MacArthur was finally advised to finish out the war and said he had no interest in politics. On July 21, 1944, MacArthur flew...

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