First edition of Courtney Whitney's MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History; Inscribed by Whitney and signed by General MacArthur
MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History.
Whitney, Courtney (Douglas MacArthur).$1,250.00
Item Number: 95247
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.
First edition of General Courtney Whitney’s biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by MacArthur and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Dear John: I am sending you this book to commemorate your visit with General MacArthur to-day. May both visit and book give you a clearer insight into the strength of character from which has sprung such indomitable qualities of leadership. Courtney Whitney. 9 May 1957.” General Courtney Whitney was a member of MacArthur’s staff during World War II and became his personal secretary after MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
In MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History, close confidant and secretary Courtney Whitney covers the years 1941 to 1951 in MacArthur's dramatic career. Among the events not previously revealed in such detail are the story of the organization of guerrilla warfare in the Philippines, the dealings between Roosevelt and MacArthur before the General was ordered to go to Australia, and the role of the Navy in the Philippines.