The Coldest Winter
[America and the Korean War]Audiobook CD - 2007
Up until now, the Korean War has been the black hole of modern American history. THE COLDEST WINTER changes that. David Halberstam gives us 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 River, and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides astonishingly vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures, including Truman and Eisenhower; Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong; and General MacArthur. At the same time, Halberstam provides us with his trademark highly evocative narrative journalism, chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2007.
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 951.9042 HALBERST
Characteristics: 27 audio discs (33 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: America and the Korean War