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The Resource The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam

The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam

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The coldest winter : America and the Korean War
Title
The coldest winter
Title remainder
America and the Korean War
Statement of responsibility
David Halberstam
Title variation
America and the Korean War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer-winning historian Halberstam first decided to write this book more than thirty years ago and it took him nearly ten years. It stands as a lasting testament to its author, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. Halberstam gives us a full narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides, charting the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides vivid portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. He also provides us with his trademark narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. At the heart of the book are the stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgments and competing agendas of powerful men.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Halberstam, David
Dewey number
951.904/240973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Label
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-702) and index
Contents
  • pt. 3.
  • Washington goes to war
  • pt. 4. The
  • politics of two continents
  • pt. 5. The
  • last roll of the dice : the north Koreans push to Pusan
  • pt. 6.
  • MacArthur turns the tide : the Inchon landing
  • pt. 7.
  • Crossing the parallel and heading north
  • Glossary of military terms
  • pt. 8. The
  • Chinese strike
  • pt. 9.
  • Learning to fight the Chinese : twin tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni
  • pt. 10. The
  • general and the president
  • pt. 11. The
  • consequences
  • Epilogue
  • Author's note
  • List of maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Afterword
  • Russell Baker
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Note on military map symbols
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. A
  • warning at Unsan
  • pt. 2.
  • Bleak days : The In Min Gun drives south
Control code
ocn137324872
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 719 p.
Isbn
9781401300524
Lccn
2007001635
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)137324872
Label
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-702) and index
Contents
  • pt. 3.
  • Washington goes to war
  • pt. 4. The
  • politics of two continents
  • pt. 5. The
  • last roll of the dice : the north Koreans push to Pusan
  • pt. 6.
  • MacArthur turns the tide : the Inchon landing
  • pt. 7.
  • Crossing the parallel and heading north
  • Glossary of military terms
  • pt. 8. The
  • Chinese strike
  • pt. 9.
  • Learning to fight the Chinese : twin tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni
  • pt. 10. The
  • general and the president
  • pt. 11. The
  • consequences
  • Epilogue
  • Author's note
  • List of maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Afterword
  • Russell Baker
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Note on military map symbols
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. A
  • warning at Unsan
  • pt. 2.
  • Bleak days : The In Min Gun drives south
Control code
ocn137324872
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 719 p.
Isbn
9781401300524
Lccn
2007001635
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)137324872

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