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The Years of Macarthur: Volume II, 1941-1945
The Years of Macarthur: Volume II, 1941-1945
By D. Clayton James
Houghton Mifflin, 1975, 939 pp

This second volume of a professional historian's biography is an exhaustive story of MacArthur's role in the Pacific War from Clark Field in the Philippines on Pearl Harbor Day to his arrival in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. The attitude toward MacArthur is generally admiring, though not uncritical.