Posted 6 years ago
I have always thought that this set of books was special. The problem wa I couldn't get anyone else to agree. Nor could I find out much information about them. Today I spoke to the MacArthur Museum in Norfolk. Of course I got the "we don't buy items" , "we don't have funds" , but "what is it you've got"? A three volume set of Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella. The books are in bad shape, however, each one is signed by Arthur MacArthur. silence "Wow!" What is your name and number.....
It turns out the Arthur MacArthur library was destroyed by fire when he was in the Philipines. He won the Medal of Honor in the Civil War. He and his son, Douglas MacArthur were the first father/son to win the Medal of Honor.
So I was right...they are, very special books !