The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
Publish date: September 1st 2007
Edition language: English
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, American History
, Military History
notes pending a formal review$9.99 ebook/ 719 pages; highly effective price pointcompeting against $12 - $15 histories, cf: "[b:This Kind of War|118690|This Kind of War|T.R. Fehrenbach|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347958618s/118690.jpg|1694719]"; the 1960s-era classic history. Halberstam, as his af...
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War gets a 4 Star rating in the end. I so wanted it to be 5 Stars but could not get there. Halberstam is one of my most admired authors but I had some problems with this book. This book covers the lead up to the start of the Korean War, the geopolitical are...
A very solid, brief (this is an abridged audible version I'm listening to) account of the opening months of the Korean War. The indictment of MacArthur and Ned Almond (both) is devastating.This audio contains, at its end, a moving Author's Note, and a further note by Russell Baker on Halberstam's d...
This, along with Washington's Crossing, is one of my favorite war books. I found the politics of MacArthur and Almond fascinating, but that aside, I feel like this book gave me an incredible sense of what it might have been like to 'be there'--or it at least came as close as possible for something a...
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