The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (book)

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The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (book)
Author David Halberstam
Country United States
Language English
Subject Korean War, 1950–1953 – United States
Genre History
Published September 25, 2007 (Hyperion Books, New York)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages xi, 719 pp (first edition)
ISBN 1401300529
OCLC 137324872
LC Class DS919 .H35 2007
LCCN 2007-1635

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War is a non-fiction book by the author David Halberstam. It was published in 2007, after his death.[1]


The book, written more than half a century after the Korean War, looks at the war from a different perspective than previously written works on the war by various authors.

Quotes pay homage to an earlier Korean War author T. R. Fehrenbach, and The Coldest Winter mentions Fehrenbach's combat experience, something that Fehrenbach never mentions for himself in his seminal work, This Kind of War.


  1. ^ Millett, Allan (April 2008). "The coldest winter: America and the korean war". Naval History: 68–69. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 

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