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ISBN: 0312265115
Author: James Brady
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; F First Paperback Edition edition (June 8, 2000)
Pages: 256
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 356
Size Fb2: 1462 kb
Size ePub: 1620 kb
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The Coldest War: A Memoir. has been added to your Cart. Brady's story begins with his arrival in Korea in November 1951. By then, the North Koreans (with the Chinese) and the UN armies stood facing each other halfway down the Korean peninsula.

The Coldest War: A Memoir. With the region's harsh winter approaching, neither army was preparing any great offensives. Brady's narrative reveals the boredom and physical discomfort of being on the front line for weeks at a time, offset only by the sheer terror of night attacks or patrols crossing the minefields.

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. 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

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The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea. The Coldest War - James Brady. Korea was a strange war in a strange land, a war the generals warned we should never fight, a ground war on the Asian mainland against the Chinese. 1. The Korean War, which President Truman called a police action and Averell Harriman a sour little war, and which today is largely forgotten, began forty years ago, on the morning of Sunday, June 25, 1950, when 90,000 North Korean troops pushed across the 38th Parallel and came south. It anointed few heroes, ended MacArthur’s career, helped elect Ike.

The Coldest War. By Thriftbooks. com User, July 6, 2000. Mr Brady presents an excellent narrative of the miseries faced by combat marines in the latter stages of the unheralded Korean Conflict. The book is about one of the most miserable places in the world to wage a war. Korea in 1950 was unheard of by many Americans, but the U. S. Marines were sent there to help defend South Korea from the expected Chinese invasion. I recommend this to all persons interested in military history of any type. A Memoir of Korea. James Brady It is a gripping and honest book. Everyone prone to think simply about war should read it. -Jim Lehrer. St. Martin's Griffin. 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. It is a gripping and honest book.

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Korean War Military History Books. The Coldest War : A Memoir of Korea. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Brady is the author of the Hampton series and "The Marines of Autumn", and writes weekly columns for "Parade".

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.

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Ces
This is a honest account of a Marine in the Korean War. Unfortunately as the author states, the war in Korea has largely been overlooked and this is a chance for the reader to learn a little about what all the brave members of our Armed Forces suffered through and the sacrifices they made. This is a well written book that is well worth reading. The Kindle version could have been edited better as there are recurring typos throughout the book.
Inerrace
James Brady is an excellent writer and he wrote an excellent picture of what it was like to serve with the First Marine Division in Korea in 1951 -1952. Korea was my first war and second service in a Marine Division having served fist with the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune and on operations outside the country. Korea was a very cold but beautiful country. The enemy we fought were many but though outnumbered our leadership was superb and we had many WW II vets in the senior enlisted ranks. This book covers the war very well from a human perspective and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and learning more about the Korean war before I got there. My fifteen months there were a challenge but nothing like you will gain an understanding about if you read this book. I was a time when land was fought for and taken, lost and retaken with cost of considerable human sacrifice. James Brady also wrote a good book about returning to Vietnam title The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea. Only thing I thought strange is Brady said he didn't have much in common with enlisted. I was both and served as a SNCO and officer, I had a lot in common with both enlisted and officers, junior to senior and would love to meet them any chance I could. But then Brady didn't get that much exposure to both sides.
Lavivan
Brady's novel, The Marines of Autumn, covers much of the same action his memoir, The Coldest War. Both are eminently readable, but the memoir is actually more moving than the novel. As a combat veteran, I have found most descriptions of war do not evoke the feeling of being there--and perhaps no written description of battle can do that adequately. But Brady comes closer in The Coldest War than any other book I've read. One can feel some of the misery our Korean veterans had to endure. Brady's book helps us understand their sacrifices, and I can only hope a wider readership of it will enable the achievements of the Coldest War veterans to be placed in proper perspective.
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The call up order for my Army MASH unit, was cancelled when, "Everyone will be home for Christmas".
It has been until now before I wanted to read about the frozen Hell others endured.
Brady is a very good writer, and HE LIVED IT!
His account is very readable, and factual. NOW I know what is was like to be there.

He went in on "Thanksgiving weekend" and was rotated out in September.
The Lines of Maximum Resistance for both armies, when he left, were within 10 or 15 miles of where they had been when he went in.
All that suffering, freezing,dying, for a "Draw"
Arihelm
The very best record of true life war experiences that I have ever read.
James Brady has the knack of telling a story in a manner such that you feel that he had sat in your home and told you what he had been through!
As there are few books written about the Korean War - it makes this book even more memorable.
Hallolan
An incredible memoir by a man who was there in the thick of it. Provides a detailed and unglorified account of the war as Brady saw it, down to dingleberries and dead buddies. A very "inside" look at Korea. It would be a great book to have college students read, as it will be a personal novel rather than a "boring" political, economic, diplomatic account. Brady holds nothing back, does not make himself out to be a hero at all, and essentially walks you through his time in Korea with him. I can't say enough good things about this book. READ IT!
Lailace
All I can say is " its a great book!" My father's first cousin, Mo Lisman,is the character " Tex Lissman" except our family spells our last name without the second " s" Lisman. Sadly, Mo has passed away with Alzhamiers, 3 years ago. My brother told the story of Mo, coming to visit our grandparents, and how Mo was Pro-America, Pro-flag. My brother said it made a big impression on him, a 10 year old ranch kid.
This book offers valuable insight into a war that almost all Americans have forgotten. It offers a firsthand account about what Korea was like for the men in the trenches. James Bradley does an excellent job putting into words what he experienced in Korea. The harsh bighting cold and the constant pressure not to lose any of the men under his command show the reader what the war was really like. My grandfather served in Korea and his memories are very much the same as Mr. Bradley's are. This book will give you a greater appreciation of Korean War veterans! A must read for anyone interested in military history.

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