The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
By David Halberstam
In this book, the posthumous legacy of an American original, David Halberstam approaches the story of the Korean War like the journalist he often was, but tells the tale like a historian. Halberstam, who died last April at 73 in a car accident, took as his starting point conversations with war veterans, as a reporter would, working his way toward documents and "official centers of decision-making.'' The result is compelling and insightful, one of the best of Halberstam's more than 20 books.
—Michael Kenney / Globe Correspondent