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October 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center
198 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
FREE - Registration requested
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Book Talk/Signing: Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The MacArthur Memorial will host author and 2016 Pulitzer finalist James M. Scott on October 17, 2018 for a discussion of his latest book: Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila. A book signing will follow. From the publisher: "By early 1945, the war against Japan was at its height and General Douglas MacArthur began to fulfill his vow of liberating the Philippines. But the Japanese had other plans. While their command had agreed to abandon Manila after the fall of Leyte, a rogue Japanese admiral instructed his troops to fight to the death. The result was the catastrophic destruction of the city, and a rampage that terrorized the civilian population...Based on extensive research, war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific war history."