In Caesar's Shadow: The Life of General Robert Eichelberger

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controversial book about his experiences in the Pacific. The other book, the exposd that was to shatter the "MacArthur myth," was never written. 90


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By 1950, Eichelberger also had over $30,000 invested in stocks and bonds, over $10,000 in his savings account, plus a retirement pension of over $700 a month. Robert Eichelberger to C. Emory Glander (tax commissioner), 5 May 1949 box 24 of Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Herman A. Gudger, 4 September 1948, Eichelberger Papers; Herman A. Gudger to Robert Eichelberger, 4 April 1947, Eichelberger Papers.
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Robert Eichelberger to Houston Harte, 25 March 1950, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Lieutenant General G. W. Griswold, 31 August 1954 Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger, "Notes for talk on 'Why I Like Asheville",' " 1957, 1, box 36 of Eichelberger Papers; Eichelberger Dictations, "Retired Life in Asheville", 6 July 1959, 2-4.
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Robert Eichelberger to Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, 24 September 1948 Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to General James A. Lester, 22 September 1948, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Brigadier General George D. Shea, 15 November 1948, box 22 of Eichelberger Papers.
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Robert Eichelberger to George Adams Ellis, 12 May 1949, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Major J. J. Gibbons, 22 July 1949, Eichelberger Papers; Eichelberger Dictations, "Post-War Opportunities", 15 June 1959, 1-2; Eichelberger Dictations, "Forrestal", 4 August 19581-2; Eichelberger Dictations, "Various Positions Offered Me on my Return from Japan in 1948," no date, 1.
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Eichelberger Dictations, "RLE Offered Position as Head of CIA-Pacific", 15 September 1961, 1-2.
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Even before his return from Japan, Eichelberger was asked about his availability for certain jobs. In 1946 and 1947, several friends inquired if he was interested in becoming the ambassador to Australia or the president of Texas A & M University. Although Eichelberger was extremely interested, no official offer was ever made. In 1947, Eichelberger was asked to head a joint American-Brazilian War College, but he declined on the basis that he lacked sufficient knowledge of the culture and the language of Brazil. Robert Eichelberger to Emma Eichelberger, 23 November 1945 and 1 April 1946, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Houston Harte, 25 May 1947 and 16 June 1947, Eichelberger Papers; Houston Harte to Robert Eichelberger, 16 May 1947, Eichelberger Papers.
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Robert Eichelberger to B. R. Armour, 11 April 1949, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Major General James A. Lester, 22 September 1948 Eichelberger Papers; Eichelberger Dictations, "Post War Opportunities", 15 June 1959, 1; Schonberger, Aftermath of War, 147.
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Robert Eichelberger to Roger Baldwin, 8 March 1949, Eichelberger Papers; Robert Eichelberger to Major J. J. Gibbons, 16 March 1949, Eichelberger Papers; Eichelberger Dictations, "Post War Opportunities", 2-3.

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