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Author Halberstam, David
Title The coldest winter : America and the Korean War / David Halberstam
Publisher New York : Hyperion, c2007
Edition 1st ed


Description xi, 719 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Summary "Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that. Halberstam give us a 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 portraits of all the major figures, including Truman and Eisenhower; Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong; and General MacArthur."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-702) and index
Subject Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns
ISBN 1401300529
OCLC # 137324872
Alt Title America and the Korean War

Table of Contents

Pt. 1A Warning at Unsan7
Pt. 2Bleak Days: The In Min Gun Drives South45
Pt. 3Washington Goes to War87
Pt. 4The Politics of Two Continents169
Pt. 5The Last Roll of the Dice: The North Koreans Push to Pusan251
Pt. 6MacArthur Turns the Tide: The Inchon Landing291
Pt. 7Crossing the Parallel and Heading North321
Pt. 8The Chinese Strike393
Pt. 9Learning to Fight the Chinese: Twin Tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni503
Pt. 10The General and the President589
Pt. 11The Consequences619

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