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The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea

作者 James Brady
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea:JamesBrady'sTheColdestWarisapowerfulandmovingmemoiroftheKoreanWar.America'sforgottenwarlastedjustthirty-sevenmonths,yet54,24

內容簡介

內容簡介 James Brady's The Coldest War is a powerful and moving memoir of the Korean War. America's "forgotten war" lasted just thirty-seven months, yet 54,246 Americans died in that time -- nearly as many as died in ten years in Vietnam. On the fiftieth anniversary of this devastating conflict, James Brady tells the story of his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea. In 1947, seeking to avoid the draft, nineteen-year-old Jim Brady volunteered for a Marine Corps program that made him a lieutenant in the reserves on the day he graduated college. He didn't plan to find himself in command of a rifle platoon three years later facing a real enemy, but that is exactly what happened after the Chinese turned a so-called police action into a war. The Coldest War vividly describes Brady's rapid education in the realities of war and the pressures of command. Opportunities for bold offensives sink in the miasma of trench warfare; death comes in fits and starts as too-accurate artillery on both sides seeks out men in their bunkers; constant alertness is crucial for survival, while brutal cold and a seductive silence conspire to lull soldiers into an often fatal stupor. The Korean War affected the lives of all Americans, yet is little known beyond the antics of "M*A*S*H." Here is the inside story that deserves to be told, and James Brady is a powerful witness to a vital chapter of our history.

作者介紹

作者介紹 James Brady is the author of Further Lane, Gin Lane, The House That Ate The Hamptons, and The Marines of Autumn. His weekly columns for Advertising Age and Parade magazines were considered must-reads by millions. He lived in Manhattan and in East Hampton, New York.

商品規格

書名 / The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea
作者 / James Brady
簡介 / The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea:JamesBrady'sTheColdestWarisapowerfulandmovingmemoiroftheKoreanWar.America'sforgottenwarlastedjustthirty-sevenmonths,yet54,24
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780312265113
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780312265113
誠品26碼 /
重量(g) / 385.6
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 256
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
尺寸 / 22.6X15.2X1.5CM

最佳賣點

最佳賣點 : On the 50th anniversary of the Korean conflict, Brady vividly describes his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea, his rapid education in the realities of war, and the pressures of command. Brady is the author of the Hampton series and "The Marines of Autumn", and writes weekly columns for "Parade". 8-page photo insert.

最佳賣點

最佳賣點 : On the 50th anniversary of the Korean conflict, Brady vividly describes his life as a young marine lieutenant in Korea, his rapid education in the realities of war, and the pressures of command. Brady is the author of the Hampton series and "The Marines of Autumn", and writes weekly columns for "Parade". 8-page photo insert.