SouthBound: James Scott On A World War II Battle And What Lessons It Can Teach Us Today
James Scott is a young man who writes about old battles. He has published four books about critical moments in wartime, including three about World War II.
His latest book “Rampage” is about the Battle of Manila, which pitted Gen. Douglas MacArthur against an overmatched Japanese military force. It’s similar to the battles the U.S. military is fighting in the Middle East today. And there are also lessons to be learned about who suffers when leaders make mistakes. Through his books, James Scott teaches us about ourselves.
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- James' website
- The Amazon page for his books
- A talk he gave on the Battle of Manila
- A brief history of the battle
Other music in this episode:
- Mid-Air Machines, "Breathing Out"
- Blue Dot Sessions, "Our Names Engraved"