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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
Contributor
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
LC call number
DS919
LC item number
.H35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Korean War
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • United States
  • Koreaanse oorlog
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Zuid-Korea
  • Noord-Korea
  • Koreakrieg
  • USA
  • USA
  • Geschichte
  • Verenigde Staten
  • United States
  • Zuid-Korea
  • Noord-Korea
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Label
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 697-702) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Glossary of military terms -- List of maps -- Note on military map symbols -- A warning at Unsan -- Bleak days: The In Min Gun drives south -- Washington goes to war -- The politics of two continents -- The last roll of the dice: the North Koreans push to Pusan -- MacArthur turns the tide: the Inchon landing -- Crossing the parallel and heading north -- The Chinese strike -- Learning to fight the Chinese: twin tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni -- The general and the president -- The consequences
Control code
ocn137324872
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 719 pages
Isbn
9781401300524
Lccn
2007001635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781401300524
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o137324872
  • (OCoLC)137324872
Label
The coldest winter : America and the Korean War, David Halberstam
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 697-702) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Glossary of military terms -- List of maps -- Note on military map symbols -- A warning at Unsan -- Bleak days: The In Min Gun drives south -- Washington goes to war -- The politics of two continents -- The last roll of the dice: the North Koreans push to Pusan -- MacArthur turns the tide: the Inchon landing -- Crossing the parallel and heading north -- The Chinese strike -- Learning to fight the Chinese: twin tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongni -- The general and the president -- The consequences
Control code
ocn137324872
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 719 pages
Isbn
9781401300524
Lccn
2007001635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781401300524
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o137324872
  • (OCoLC)137324872

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