"I stand on this rostrum with a sense of deep humility and pride": First edition of Douglas MacArthur's Duty - Honor - Country: Two Memorable Addresses; boldly signed by him
Duty – Honor – Country: Two Memorable Addresses.
Item Number: 95198
New York: Rolton House Publishers, Inc, 1962.
First edition of this collection of addresses delivered by General Douglas MacArthur to the Corps Cadets of West Point Military Academy and the two houses of Congress. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of MacArthur after the portrait by Joseph Cummings Chase. Boldly signed by Douglas MacArthur on the front free endpaper. Introductions by General James A. Van Fleet and General George C. Kenney. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Joyce Langelier. Rare and desirable signed.
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.