The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

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Price
$19.99
Publisher
Hachette Books
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Pages
736
Dimensions
5.85 X 8.94 X 1.67 inches | 1.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780786888627
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About the Author

David Halberstam (1934-2007) was the author of twenty-two books, including fifteen bestsellers. Born in New York City, Halberstam spent much of the 1960s as a reporter for the New York Times, covering the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. His Vietnam reporting earned him both a George C. Polk Award and a 1964 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Vanity Fair dubbed Halberstam "the Moses of American journalism," and the subjects of his books reflect his passion and range: war, foreign policy, history, and sports.

The Best and the Brightest (1962), his sixth book, a critique of the Kennedy administration's Vietnam policy, became a #1 bestseller. His next book, The Powers that Be, a study of four American media companies, was hailed by the New York Times as a "prodigy of research." Many of Halberstam's books explored themes in professional sports, including bestsellers The Teammates, a portrait of the friendship between baseball players Ted Williams, Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr, and The Education of a Coach, a profile of New England Patriots' Coach Bill Belichick.

Reviews

"I could hardly put this book down. Meticulously and thoroughly researched, it is splendidly compelling reading. The Coldest Winter is a superb conjoining of all the factors of this tragic war: the military tactics and strategy of both sides; the international diplomacy; the internal politics; the personalities of the various players. A great work."--Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.), co-author of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young
"Halberstam is at his very best."--The Wall Street Journal
"An instant classic look at the people, power and politicsthat created a dangerous stage...and then acted on it."--Chicago Sun-Times
"He is a peerless reporter of events and facts--with a signature human touch."--The Seattle Times
"In a grand gesture of reclamation and remembrance. Mr. Halberstam has brought the war back home."--The New York Times
"His most operatic war story."--The New York Times Book Review