The Coldest Winter

Download or Read eBook The Coldest Winter PDF written by David Halberstam and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-01-14 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Coldest Winter

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Total Pages: 736

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ISBN-10: 9780330540162

ISBN-13: 0330540165

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Book Synopsis The Coldest Winter by : David Halberstam

Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers 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, 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 heart of the book are the individual 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. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.

The Coldest Winter

Download or Read eBook The Coldest Winter PDF written by David Halberstam and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2008 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Macmillan

Total Pages: 719

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ISBN-10: 023073619X

ISBN-13: 9780230736191

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Book Synopsis The Coldest Winter by : David Halberstam

Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. The Coldest Winter changes that, giving readers a masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides. David Halberstam charts 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 astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures - Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway. At the heart of the book are the individual stories of the soldiers on the front lines who were left to deal with the consequences of the dangerous misjudgements and competing agendas of powerful men. We meet them, follow them, and see some of the most dreadful battles in history through their eyes. As ever, Halberstam was concerned with the extraordinary courage and resolve of people asked to bear an extraordinary burden. Contemporary history in its most literary and luminescent form, The Coldest Winter provides crucial perspective on the Vietnam War and the events of today.

The Coldest War

Download or Read eBook The Coldest War PDF written by James Brady and published by . This book was released on 1991-07 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Total Pages: 314

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ISBN-10: 0671725254

ISBN-13: 9780671725259

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Book Synopsis The Coldest War by : James Brady

America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. In 1947, seeking to avoid the draft, nineteen-year-old Jim Brady volunteered for a Marine Corps program that made him a lieutenant in the reserves on the day he graduated college. He didn't plan to find himself in command of a rifle platoon three years later facing a real enemy, but that is exactly what happened after the Chinese turned a so-called police action into a war. The Coldest War vividly describes Brady's rapid education in the realities of war and the pressures of command. Opportunities for bold offensives sink in the miasma of trench warfare; death comes in fits and starts as too-accurate artillery on both sides seeks out men in their bunkers; constant alertness is crucial for survival, while brutal cold and a seductive silence conspire to lull soldiers into an often fatal stupor. The Korean War affected the lives of all Americans, yet is little known beyond the antics of "M*A*S*H." Here is the inside story that deserves to be told, and James Brady is a powerful witness to a vital chapter of our history.

Ho

Download or Read eBook Ho PDF written by David Halberstam and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2007-08-20 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Ho

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Total Pages: 134

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ISBN-10: 9781461637349

ISBN-13: 1461637341

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Book Synopsis Ho by : David Halberstam

One of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, Ho Chi Minh was founder of the Indochina Communist Party and its successor, the Viet-Minh, and was president from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). In exploring the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam provides a window into traditions and culture that influenced the American war in Vietnam, while highlighting the importance of nationalism in determining the war's outcome. As depicted by Halberstam, Ho is first and foremost a nationalist and a patriot. He was also, according to the author, a pragmatist "who was able to turn the abstract into the practical and to embody the concept of revolution to his own people." This edition includes a new preface by the author.

最寒冷的冬天

Download or Read eBook 最寒冷的冬天 PDF written by David Halberstam and published by Ba Qi Wen Hua. This book was released on 2023-10-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
最寒冷的冬天

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Publisher: Ba Qi Wen Hua

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ISBN-10: 6267234649

ISBN-13: 9786267234648

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Book Synopsis 最寒冷的冬天 by : David Halberstam

Traditional Chinese edition of The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

Military History for the Modern Strategist

Download or Read eBook Military History for the Modern Strategist PDF written by Michael E. O'Hanlon and published by Brookings Institution Press. This book was released on 2024 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Military History for the Modern Strategist

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Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Total Pages: 449

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ISBN-10: 9780815740681

ISBN-13: 0815740689

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Book Synopsis Military History for the Modern Strategist by : Michael E. O'Hanlon

"In this timely book, military expert Michael O'Hanlon examines America's major conflicts since the mid-1800s: the Civil War, the two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. O'Hanlon looks for overarching trends and themes, along with the lessons for the military strategists and political leaders of today and tomorrow"--

Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

Download or Read eBook Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War PDF written by Paul Edwards and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-20 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Total Pages: 152

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ISBN-10: 9781782001805

ISBN-13: 1782001808

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Book Synopsis Unusual Footnotes to the Korean War by : Paul Edwards

A 'forgotten war' in modern history, the Korean War is rarely given much recognition or studied in detailed. In fact, it was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century, a deadly clash of world-views as the UN allied itself with South Korea against the massed ranks of North Korean armies backed by Communist China. In this new book, Paul Edwards presents a fresh look at the Korean War, focusing on a number of unusual events that happened during the conflict. Beginning with a look at the war itself, Edwards goes onto tell the stories of the Salvation Army band that disappeared; UFO sightings; the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Maggie Higgins, and her battle to report in Korea as an equal with her male counterparts; and an operation to rescue orphan children. It also provides a fascinating look at the propaganda materials dropped over Korea by both sides. This miscellany of the war allows readers to dip in and out of this e-book only title, a perfect e-book for the daily commute.

Korean War

Download or Read eBook Korean War PDF written by Shannon Baker Moore and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Korean War

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Publisher: ABDO

Total Pages: 114

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ISBN-10: 9781617838781

ISBN-13: 1617838780

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Book Synopsis Korean War by : Shannon Baker Moore

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Korean War. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Korean War had on US history and the country?s development. Oversized photographs and informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Making of Northeast Asia

Download or Read eBook The Making of Northeast Asia PDF written by Kent Calder and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-16 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Making of Northeast Asia

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Publisher: Stanford University Press

Total Pages: 364

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ISBN-10: 9780804769211

ISBN-13: 0804769214

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Book Synopsis The Making of Northeast Asia by : Kent Calder

This book offers a detailed analysis of the domestic politics of regionalism in the three major nations of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), as well as in the most important external actor, the United States.

I Cannot Forget

Download or Read eBook I Cannot Forget PDF written by John Wilson Moore and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-08 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
I Cannot Forget

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Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Total Pages: 338

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ISBN-10: 9781623490072

ISBN-13: 1623490073

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Book Synopsis I Cannot Forget by : John Wilson Moore

Eighteen-year-old Johnny Moore was an energetic, self-confident private first class when he entered combat with a heavy-weapons platoon in Korea. Four and a half months later, after surviving heavy attacks on the Pusan Perimeter and in one of the forward units of the western column advancing on the Yalu River, he was captured by the Chinese infantry. Moore and other American POWs suffered from starvation rations, bitter cold, and mental torment. Although the intense Chinese efforts to change the prisoners’ ideologies were largely unsuccessful, they were very effective in engendering distrust among the prisoners and abandonment of duty by the officers. Encouraged by an American sergeant, Moore worked with his captors to obtain better sanitation, a fairer distribution of food, and, on two occasions, medicine for the sick. Twice he tried to escape from imprisonment. Just four days after his twenty-first birthday, in 1953, the Chinese released him. Moore cooperated fully with US military interrogators, giving as much information as he could on the prison camp and the methods his captors had used. But two years later, army officers arrested him at his home and charged him with treason. Although the charge was dropped and a Field Board of Inquiry returned him to regular duty, the army’s treatment of him left Moore further traumatized. He eventually went AWOL and turned to drinking, gambling, and other self-destructive behaviors. Military historian Judith Fenner Gentry has worked with Moore’s memoirs of his experiences during and after the war to corroborate, clarify, elaborate, and situate his story within the larger events in Korea and in the Cold War. She has consulted records from courts-martial, newspaper interviews with returning POWs, and Freedom of Information Act documents on the Army Criminal Investigation Division and the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps.