The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean by Charles J. Hanley, Martha Mendoza, Sang-hun Choe, Randy

By Charles J. Hanley, Martha Mendoza, Sang-hun Choe, Randy Herschaft

Filenote: PDF is searchable picture ocr, 360 pages. back and front cover.
Author note: With learn guidance by means of Randy Herschaft
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1901 in keeping with Goodreads. Is that correct as within hide implies 2001 is first Henry Holt edition?

In the autumn of 1999, a group of linked Press investigative journalists broke the inside track that U.S. troops had massacred a wide staff of South Korean civilians early within the Korean battle. at the eve of that pivotal war's fiftieth anniversary, their experiences dropped at mild a narrative that have been surpressed for many years, confirming allegations the U.S. army had sought to push aside. It made headlines round the world.

In The Bridge at No Gun Ri, the group tells the bigger, human tale at the back of the incident during the eyes of the folks who survived it. the yankee aspect, the fairway recruits of the "good time" U.S. military in Japan, was once made from little ones who seen unarmed farmers as enemies, and of generals who had by no means led males into conflict. at the Korean part have been peasant households compelled to escape their ancestral village stuck among the invading North Koreans and the U.S. military. The narrative examines sufferers either Korean and American; the normal lives and high-level judgements that resulted in the deadly stumble upon; the phobia of the three-day slaughter; and the stories and ghosts that without end haunted the survivors.

Based on broad archival learn and greater than 500 interviews with U.S. veterans and Korean survivors, The Bridge at No Gun Ri is a unprecedented account of the tragic occasions of July 1950 that the area shouldn't ever forget.

Charles J. Hanley, Sang-Hun Choe, and Martha Mendoza have been provided the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Hanley is a distinct correspondent with the linked Press overseas table in ny and the co-author of 2 books of nonfiction. Choe, whose paintings bought a different award from the Korean reporters organization, is an AP reporter in Seoul, South Korea. Mendoza, the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford, is an AP nationwide reporter in San Jose, California.

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Huff joined a military team that traveled to Nagasaki He had not long after the atomic bombing. seen a lot of war, but never anything like that plain of devastation, the bizarrely twisted steel — "like a flesh, that corkscrew" gripped the site Possessing the atomic icans. —the stench of death, of burned, decaying of the vanished city center. bomb put a swagger in the step of Amer- They stood unchallenged on the world stage. that could be seen at the top in Japan, MacArthur assumed where the It was a swagger erect, stern-jawed the role of Asian proconsul for a kind of Amer- "Our frontier lies here where half the world's MacArthur took to telling American visitors in ican global empire.

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