Books: Hero's Memory of a Hero

REMINISCENCES by Douglas MacArthur. 438 pages. McGraw-Hill. $6.95.

Glorified by the right, vilified by the left, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was rarely portrayed in human terms. With his penchant for drama, he enjoyed his controversial role, but he paid a price for it: he was praised and blamed most of the time for the wrong reasons. His Reminiscences, written in the last two years of his life, should help put him back in perspective. He was, after all, probably the finest U.S. combat general in both world wars and one of the great...

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