Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1998
CS ISBN $146.90 Twenty-one cassettes
Almost thirty-five years after his passing, the colorful and dramatic General of the Army Douglas MacArthur still produces controversy and strong opinions. A man whose father was a hero in the Union Army and later rose to three-star rank, Douglas was destined for the Army and a person of great talents and great flaws. Perret's biography gives us a look at the man behind the myth and an appreciation for what he accomplished. Riggenbach's reading is in somewhat stark contrast to the general. Whereas the general was a man of great emotions, this reading is a cool and disciplined performance. The voice is warm and consistent over the vast length of the recording. M.T.F. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 99]
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