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Half a century after he fought there as a young lieutenant of Marines, James Brady returns to the brooding Korean ridgelines and mountains to sound Taps for a generation It s been 15 years since Brady first wrote of Korea in The Coldest War, drawing raves from Walter Cronkite and The New York Times, which called it a superb personal memoir of the way it was In the spring of 2003 Brady and Pulitzer winning combat photographer Eddie Adams, a couple of old Marines, gentlemen rankers off on a spree, flew in Black Hawk choppers and trekked the Demilitarized Zone where it meanders into North Korea, interviewing four star generals and bunking in with tough U.S Recon troops, in Brady s words, raw meat on the point of a sharpened stick The two Marine veterans bond with this handful of youthful GIs confronting the loopy and nuclear saber rattling North, in a contemporary Korea which just might become the war we have to fight next Brady recalls that first time on bloody Hill 749, the men who died there, what happened to the Marines who lived to make it home, and experiences yet again the emotional pull of a lifelong love affair with the Corps in which they all served With consummate skill James Brady summons up the past and illuminates the present, be it the Korea of the forgotten war , the Yanks who fought there long ago or today s soldiers standing wary sentinel over the scariest place in the world The result is uplifting, inspiring, often heart breaking, and this new Brady memoir proves as powerful as his first....

Title : The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea
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ISBN : 0312332424
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books First Edition edition April 1, 2005
Number of Pages : 288 pages
File Size : 860 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea Reviews

  • JJ Schwartz
    2019-04-18 09:36

    As a previous reviewer I thought that Brady's book would be more of a focus on the DMZ and perhaps show some insight into "the scariest place." I did enjoy his war time reminiscences but that wasn't why I purchased his book. I didn't particularly care for his 'how he belatedly was awarded the Bronze Star,' and chumming around with colonels and generals at galas and such as it sounded like 'how great I am after all.' Oh, and by the way, Senator Chafee was my CO. I got tired of Mr. Brady selling his earlier pub,"The Marines of Autumn" (which is a fine read) but in particular I did not like him pimping (perhaps a bit too strong) his "The Coldest War." There are sections of the book where he cites this book seemingly every other page. After awhile I started to feel a bit sorry for Mr. Brady which is too bad as I'm sure that he was a fine officer for his Marines of Dog Company. It's an ok book for what it is but it really isn't about "the scariest place."

  • Allen E. Humphries
    2019-04-14 14:29

    Brady is a great writer. This is basically like a recorded personal conversation with him. He has a very relaxed, easy to stay with style - even when discussing the life-threatening parts. And - he obviously knows what he's talking about!

  • Donald H. Dinwiddie
    2019-03-29 15:43

    Well done. Just missed Korea myself and appreciated Brady's very personal remembrances.

  • Harry Mount
    2019-04-13 16:39

    Excellent read. Kept me going all the way through.

  • wwheeler
    2019-04-20 14:37

    This book was recommended to me because I come from a multi generational military family. The book was awesome, I recommend it.

  • John R. Wilcox
    2019-04-08 10:38

    I was with James Brady when he served in our company as a platoon officer so it was very interesting to read his thoughts years later..

  • Kevin M Quigg
    2019-04-17 09:14

    The late author visited the sites of the battles of his youth. As the World War II and Korean War vets die off, he remembers their heroism in defending South Korea and against Communist domination. Brady talks about the individual battles he fought in and remembrances of those who were his combat brothers. I would probably feel the same way after a traumatic life in combat. Brady had had some good books (both fiction and historical) about the Marine Corp and the Korean War. This is an OK read, but read his personal remembrances of the Korean War and both books are paired well.

  • Kevin M Quigg
    2019-03-27 16:18

    The late author visited the sites of the battles of his youth. As the World War II and Korean War vets die off, he remembers their heroism in defending South Korea and against Communist domination. Brady talks about the individual battles he fought in and remembrances of those who were his combat brothers. I would probably feel the same way after a traumatic life in combat. Brady had had some good books (both fiction and historical) about the Marine Corp and the Korean War. This is an OK read, but read his personal remembrances of the Korean War and both books are paired well.