From James' list on the Korean War from someone who served there.
Manchester’s biography of Douglas MacArthur provides a sympathetic but generally evenhanded characterization of MacArthur’s personality and life contributions. He provides a detailed background of MacArthur’s military history and his capability of managing complex administrative duties in a complex world. He acknowledged MacArthur’s skill and bravery in challenging circumstances. In balance of his descriptions of MacArthur, he also noted complex circumstances in which he was difficult to deal with and sometimes suspicious and mistrustful of others. In his characterization of MacArthur as “Julius Caesar” he characterized MacArthur as having great intellect, brilliant strategic generalship, and political ambition as well as compassion.