Beidler, Philip
July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p62
The article chronicles the rivalry between former Army generals Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower for the U.S. presidency. Since George Washington, 11 more U.S. Army generals have advanced to the presidency. Among them, two five-star generals, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower, competed for the White House. But it was MacArthur's contemporary rival, colleague and onetime subordinate Eisenhower who twice claimed the top political and military prize.


Related Articles

  • Leading the Pack. Joyce, Kathleen M. // Promo;Nov2004, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p6 

    Introduces topics published in the November 2004 issue of the “Promo Magazine”. Author's reading of a comparative biography of American generals of World War II, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower; Examples of leadership in the promotions industry; Top promoted brands in the...

  • Unfading Old Soldier.  // Time;2/11/1952, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p23 

    The article discusses the popularity of General Douglas MacArtur, who after withdrawing his name in the New Hampshire primary of the Republican Party, is still seen as a compromise candidate to Dwight Eisenhower and Robert Taft. It mentions the respect and confidence the general enjoys and who...

  • Are Generals in Politics a Menace? Bess, Demaree // Saturday Evening Post;4/26/1952, Vol. 224 Issue 43, p28 

    The article examines the role and participation of top military generals in the politics of the U.S. In the 1952 election, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became the presidential candidate for the Republican party while Gen. Douglas MacArthur was considered a dark horse. On the other hand, Gen. Omar...

  • Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines: There Must Be a Day of Reckoning. Irish, Kerry // Journal of Military History;Apr2010, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p439 

    In 1935 Major Dwight Eisenhower accompanied General Douglas MacArthur to the Philippines, where MacArthur was tasked with creating a Philippine army capable of defending an independent Philippines. Eisenhower's odyssey in the American colony (1935-39) left him with a deep and indelible negative...

  • Military Quotation. Burrell, Brian // American Heritage;May/Jun2000, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p66 

    Focuses on the author's selection of the most overrated and the most underrated American military quotations. `I shall return' quote of General Douglas MacArthur as the most overrated; Declaration of General Dwight D. Eisenhower which started D-Day as the most underrated.

  • The Political Generals.  // Time;6/23/1952, Vol. 59 Issue 25, p21 

    The article discusses the legality of five-star U.S. generals to become a candidate for the U.S. Presidency. It particularly examines the cases of five-star generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur. It cites that based on the U.S. Army rules, officers are barred from engaging in...

  • THE DAY I PAINTED DAVID. Howe, Robert Charles // Saturday Evening Post;Nov/Dec1973, Vol. 245 Issue 6, p30 

    Presents a narrative of the author's painting session with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of U.S. general Dwight Eisenhower. Details of the encounter; Resemblance between Dwight David Eisenhower II and Dwight Eisenhower; Description of David.

  • Dwight Eisenhower. Parshall, Gerald // U.S. News & World Report;03/16/98, Vol. 124 Issue 10, p59 

    Profiles United States General Dwight Eisenhower. His early years; Eisenhower on the sidelines in World War I; How he rose through the ranks; Eisenhower winning praise and appointments for his diplomacy and strategy; MacArthur's commanding during World War II; Eisenhower loved by his men; His...

  • EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF PEACE.  // Time;4/4/1969, Vol. 93 Issue 14, p21 

    A biography of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower is presented. He was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890 from poor but very religious parents who were members of a Memmonite sect. He graduated 61st in a class of 164 at West Point and was assigned as second lieutenant at Fort Sam Houston...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics