Coupon
The Coldest War : A Memoir of Korea
by James Brady


Overview -

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.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $18.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 72 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About The Coldest War by James Brady
 
 
 
Overview

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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780312265113
  • ISBN-10: 0312265115
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Publish Date: June 2000
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > Fiction > General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews