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Douglas MacArthur : an American hero
Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick.
Publication Information:
Danbury, Conn. : Franklin Watts, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Examines the childhood, training, and career of the man known for his military leadership during World War II, the administration of occupied Japan after the war, and the Korean War.
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.2 3.0 1760.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.6 5 Quiz: 19245 Guided reading level: S.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-10-The exciting and controversial life of this famous general is told in easy-to-read prose, with plenty of black-and-white photos. Readers get a feel for MacArthur's flair and style and a sense of his personal life. However, in trying to cover such an illustrious and colorful life in so brief a text, Feinberg has shortchanged her readers. For instance, the court-martial of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell is treated as a pivotal event in MacArthur's life, but it is oversimplified to the point of not even saying exactly what Mitchell did that caused him to be court-martialed-or what effect it had on MacArthur. The author also has almost nothing to say about MacArthur's failed political ambitions. The result is a book that offers little more than a lengthy encyclopedia entry. There are no quotes from MacArthur's autobiography or letters, or from others who worked with the general-or even against him. A bare-bones introduction to one of our century's most important figures.-Herman Sutter, Saint Pius X High School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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