The Coldest Winter

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2008
  • Publisher: Hachette Books

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"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.

Table of Contents

A Warning at Unsanp. 7
Bleak Days: The In Min Gun Drives Southp. 45
Washington Goes to Warp. 87
The Politics of Two Continentsp. 169
The Last Roll of the Dice: The North Koreans Push to Pusanp. 251
MacArthur Turns the Tide: The Inchon Landingp. 291
Crossing the Parallel and Heading Northp. 321
The Chinese Strikep. 393
Learning to Fight the Chinese: Twin Tunnels, Wonju, and Chipyongnip. 503
The General and the Presidentp. 589
The Consequencesp. 619
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