1st ed., 1984. 168 pp., frontis., + cold., + b&w photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 30 x 23cm. Nr.FINE. General Douglas MacArthur was America's most decorated military hero at the end of World War I where he distinguished himself in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918. In the 1930's he became Chief of Staff of the US Army and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army in 1935. He distinguished himself again in the retreat from Bataan in 1942, after which he reorganised the Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific, which subsequently launched assaults on New Guinea and the Philippines, to which he triumphantly returned in 1944. After World War II he was appointed Supreme Commander Allied Powers during the occupation of Japan, and during 1945 - 50 he brilliantly reconstructed Japan.