Item #2334047 The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War. David Halberstam.

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

New York: Hyperion, 2007. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2334047
ISBN: 9781401300524

First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket.

xi, 719 pp. 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-Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the same time, Halberstam provides us with his trademark highly evocative narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden.

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