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  • Hardcover
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  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
  • David Halberstam
  • English
  • 06 April 2020
  • 9781401300524

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READ & DOWNLOAD ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û David Halberstam FREE READ ß The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Ive of the political decisions miscalculations on both sides He charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River that caught Douglas MacArthur his soldiers by surprise He provides vivid nuanced portraits of all the major figures Eisenhower Truman Acheson Kim Mao Generals MacArthur Almond Ridgway At the same time he provides us with his trademark highly evocative narrative journalism chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order As ever he. 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 arena and the US domestic situation impacting the war This book ends with the firing of MacArthur with a short postscript on the conseuences of that action First the good stuffHalberstam really stands out as he covers the ta

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READ & DOWNLOAD ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û David Halberstam FREE READ ß The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War Was concerned with the extraordinary courage resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden The Coldest Winter is contemporary history in its most literary luminescent form providing crucial perspective on every war America has been involved in since It's a book that Halberstam first decided to write over 30 years ago that took him nearly a decade to complete It stands as a lasting testament to one of the greatest journalists historians of our time to the fighting men whose heroism it chronicles. I picked up this book as the Korean War was something I d never really taken the time to investigate while my interest in history lay mainly in the Second World War and before that I had seen on Goodreads that it had a great reputation and came highly recommended and I thought that it was a good introduction to the Korean War I had never read any of Halberstam s other books but that s not uncommon in non fiction circlesMy main issue with the book was that it is a book of big things of grand sweeping gestures of

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READ & DOWNLOAD ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û David Halberstam FREE READ ß The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War In a grand gesture of reclamation remembrance Mr Halberstam has brought the war back home NY Times Halberstam's magisterial thrilling The Best the Brightest was a defining book about the Vietnam conflict More than three decades later he used his research journalistic skills to shed light on another pivotal moment in our history the Korean War He considered The Coldest Winter his most accomplished work the culmination of 45 years of writing about America's postwar foreign policy He gives a masterful narrat. David Halberstam s The Coldest Winter America and the Korean WarShould you read any history of the Korean War it should be The Coldest Winter America and the Korean War by David Halberstam It was Halberstam s last book Shortly after publication Halbertsam was killed in an automobile accident April 23 2007 He was on his way to interview a subject for his next bookLest the reader pick up this volume thinking it is a history of the compete Korean War it is not It is a masterful treatment of the background of the W