The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Large Print / Paperback, Large Print)

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David Halberstam brings his formidable focus and research to the Korean War with The Coldest Winter. It covers the overall political events as well as some of the individual stories of the men who fought there. Halberstam casts a brilliant light on the Forgotten War in this well-written book. Halberstam’s final work may be his greatest book. While not an overall history of the Korean War, Halberstam lends his remarkable insight and analysis to the events, and as important, the impact of those events on our world today.

— Ed, Atlanta

Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List


“The late Halberstam's last work examines the causes, course, and lasting effects of the Korean War. While focusing on the bravery of the fighting men on both sides of the conflict, he shows the effect of poor strategic thinking by military and civilian leaders and provides vivid accounts of daily battles on the field and in the world capitals where the fighting is directed. A dense historical context offers a better understanding of the forces and events that shaped the war and its aftermath.”
— John Pollock, Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT



Product Details
ISBN: 9781594132841
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Publication Date: September 2008
Pages: 1240