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The coldest winter : America and the Korean War

Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] stands as a lasting testament to its author, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. [In the book, the author] 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 portraits of all the major  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Halberstam
OCLC Number: 184962247
Notes: Originally published: New York : Hyperion, ©2007. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Warning at Unsan --
Bleak days, the In Min Gun drives south --
Washington goes to war --
Politics of two continents --
Last roll of the dice, the North Koreans push to Pusan --
MacArthur turns the tide, the Inchon landing --
Crossing the parallel and heading north --
Chinese strike --
Learning to fight the Chinese, twin tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni --
General and the president --
Consequences --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: America and the Korean War
Responsibility: David Halberstam.

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[This book] stands as a lasting testament to its author, and to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. [In the book, the author] 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 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.

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