The Coldest Night

The Coldest Night

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Henry Childs is just seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly destroys him. To escape the wrath of the young girl’s father, Henry joins the Marines, arriving in Korea on the eve of the brutal battle of the Chosin Reservoir—the defining moment of the Korean War. There he confronts an enemy force far beyond the scope of his imagining, but the challenges he meets upon his return home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far.
From the steamy streets of New Orleans to the bone-chilling Korean landscape, award-winning author Robert Olmstead takes us into one of the most physically challenging battles in history and, with just as much intensity, into an electrifying, all-consuming love affair.

Baker & Taylor
When Henry Childs is threatened by his first love's father, he enlists in the Marines to escape.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616200435
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 22 cm


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cgloden Sep 05, 2013

Boring book! Horrible writing!! I had no idea this was about war. Such a waste of time :(

beebee40 Jun 25, 2013

purple prose cloaking a mediocre story. interesting how some authors garner wonderful publicity and write with mediocrity.


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