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Author: James Webb Narrator: David Dukes Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780553752977

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Captain Jay Marsh had never questioned where his ultimate loyalty lay. He had witnessed the bloody horror left behind by the retreating Japanese army during World War II's final days. And he had abandoned his beautiful Filipina fiancée to see his duty through. But not even Marsh could guess the terrible personal price he would have to pay for his loyalty. He would follow General Douglas MacArthur to Tokyo itself. There he would become the brilliant, egocentric general's confidant, translator, surrogate son--and spy. Marsh would play a dangerous game of deliberate deceit and brutal injustice in the shadow world of postwar Japan's royal palaces and geisha houses, and recognize that the defeated emperor and his wily aides were exploiting MacArthur's ruthless ambition to become the American Caesar. The Emperor's General is a dramatic human story of the loss of innocence and the seduction of power, about the conflict between honor, duty, and love, all set against an extraordinary historical backdrop.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I learned more about General MacArthur, the filipinos, and the japanese during World War II. I would recommend this book for others to read or listen to. "

    - Martha, 9/23/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My most favorite book ever! I discover something new every time I read it. It's not a quick read but I love the challenge. "

    - abi, 8/24/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Everyone in USA shoud read this. An excellent example of the power of the military -- and the influence of the Japaneese. "

    - Jim, 6/29/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really interesting boook. Who was in charge.....MacArthur....the emperor of Japan? I recommend it. "

    - Sue, 5/8/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great read. Mac Arthur as I have always imagined him! "

    - Steve, 4/15/2012
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I stopped reading more than half way through and just skipped around to the end. I didn't care for the love stories at all but the historical portrayals of MacArthur and Yamashita were very compelling. Webb writes an excellent scene around MacArthur's entry into Tokyo. "

    - Mary, 5/24/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A GOOD STORY THAT WEAVES IN FASCINATING HISTORICAL FACT REGARDING JAPANESE AND PHILIPPINE CULTURE AND WW2 POST WAR ERA. "

    - J, 4/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I learned more about General MacArthur, the filipinos, and the japanese during World War II. I would recommend this book for others to read or listen to. "

    - Martha, 2/24/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I stopped reading more than half way through and just skipped around to the end. I didn't care for the love stories at all but the historical portrayals of MacArthur and Yamashita were very compelling. Webb writes an excellent scene around MacArthur's entry into Tokyo. "

    - Mary, 3/29/2009

About the Author

James Webb, former Senator from Virginia, has been a combat marine, a counsel in the Congress, an assistant secretary of defense and secretary of the Navy, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a filmmaker, and the author of ten books, including the Vietnam War classic Fields of Fire. Mr. Webb has six children and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le.