James Scott - 'Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila'
American General Douglas MacArthur, driven from the Philippines under the cover of darkness at the beginning of World War II, famously vowed to return. This is the untold story of his homecoming. Based on extensive research in the United States and the Philippines, including war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific war history. James Scott, the author of Target Tokyo, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, joins us.
By early 1945, the war against Japan was at its height and General Douglas MacArthur began to fulfill his vow of liberating the Philippines. He was already planning his own victory parade down Dewey Boulevard in Manila, a city he loved dearly. But the Japanese had other plans.