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ISBN: 1415944148 / ISBN-13: 9781415944141

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War


Tackling the Korean War with monumental research and laser-sharp reportage, Halberstam explores the untold heroism and pathos of the worst American ... Show synopsis

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  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2007)
    by David Halberstam, Scott Brick (Read by)

    The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

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    ISBN: 1415944148
    ISBN-13: 9781415944141

    Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. THE COLDEST WINTER changes that. David Halberstam gives us a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures, including Truman and Eisenhower; Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong; ... Show more

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Reviews of The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

Overall customer rating: 5.000
by S H on Apr 4, 2014

I first listened to this book on audio. It was very good so I bought it for my husband who likes history. More

Philip S

Well Written as Expected - Great Read

by Philip S on Jun 20, 2013

David Halberstam has approached the Korean War as he does all his subjects, with a thoroughness and subjective perspective that brings to life what happened and why. He intersperses personal narratives with the bigger picture, and is not afraid to call it like it was regarding MacArthur, the Republicans ... More

Joseph C

Great service

by Joseph C on Oct 16, 2010

Great book and delivered on time and in great shape. Definitely recommend. More

by PoohBah on Sep 17, 2009

This is a magisterial treatment of the Korean war. It is well written, well researched, and spares no one in pointing out judgmental errors. It also shows the hardships endured and bravery demonstrated by those who had to fight the war. More, it describes the political uses made of the war by the ... More


David Halberstam's final opus, a trimph of men!

by ryefish on Sep 26, 2007

"The Coldest Winter," David Halberstam's final journalistic tribute to heroes, is also a fitting tribute to the men of this forgotten war. Halberstam's lengthy career in journalism and as an author shows in his brilliant writing style that keeps you engrossed in every word. It is not surprising that ... More

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