In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines - Chapter 10, MacArthur's Mandate Summary & Analysis

Stanley Karnow
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Chapter 10, MacArthur's Mandate Summary

Douglas MacArthur, fresh out of West Point military academy, finds himself in his father's old stomping grounds in the Philippines. He is in the field for six months before getting an office job in Manila. MacArthur learns to adapt to local customs and takes the unprecedented step of socializing with the locals. During a dinner, he meets two Filipino law school graduates, named Quezon and Osmena. All in their twenties and early in their careers, the men become friends. During a survey of the Bataan peninsula, MacArthur gets a bad case of malaria and is sent home to the United States.

After recovering, he travels extensively through Asia with his father as an aide. The "dream" job takes them through India, Tibet, Singapore, and Bangkok. Colonel Douglas MacArthur distinguishes himself in the waning years of World War I with...

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