Emma, If you want to get a bead on MacArther you need to go to the library. MacArthur was an extremely complicated individual and his wartime exploits don't really tell you about the man. MacArthur's peculiarities make Gen. Patton look normal. A biography from not so long ago was called "Douglas MacArthur: American Caesar" by William Manchester. Manchester was a heavy duty historian who had been severly wounded while fighting on a South Pacific island in WWII.