The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

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The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 736

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Only a few times during the Cold War did American soldiers find themselves directly fighting troops of Communist countries. One of these began in Korean in 1950, when North Korea invaded the South.

Tackling the Korean War with monumental research and laser-sharp reportage, Halberstam explores the untold heroism and pathos of the worst American military defeat since Little Big Horn--and the Washington politics that set it in motion.

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Background Information

The Cold War was the worldwide conflict between the western democracies and Communist states, particularly the USSR. The Korean War was fought by United Nations forces, primarily from the United States, against the North Korean invaders of the South, and their Chinese allies.