Magazines: The Old Soldier's Memoirs

The sight of his boss writing intently across page after page of lined yellow notebook paper moved Major General Courtney Whitney to mild curiosity.

"What are you writing?" he asked. The answer was an unexpected surprise. "I am writing my reminiscences," said General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. With that casual admission, the articulate hero of Corregidor and Bataan and a host of other evocative place names scattered along the land scape of three wars first announced his personal contribution to the written history of his times.

Whitney had been well aware of...

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