THE SCARIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD: A MARINE RETURNS TO NORTH KOREA
Author: James Brady
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Apr 2005
Recounts Brady's travel throughout the country, his thoughts on the DMZ today, & memories of the forgotten war with an insightful look at the soldiers of yesterday & today. 6x9 inches, 288 pgs.
The new memoir from the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest War and Marines of Autumn.
In the spring of 2003, James Brady returned to Korea, fifty years after he fought there on Hill 749. He criss-crossed the country and went into the mountains of North Korea, where the DMZ meanders some miles north of the official frontier of the 38th Parallel. He interviewed GIs and generals, bunked with the tough U.S. Recon Battalion soldiers, hung out with Army and Marine colonels and majors, and revisited two ridgelines where he fought half a century ago.
The Scariest Place recounts his travel throughout the country, his thoughts on the DMZ today, and he combines his memories of the forgotten war with an insightful look at the soldiers of yesterday and today. It is the memories and insights--uplifting, inspiring, but just as often heartbreaking--tbat make this new Brady memoir as powerful and breathtaking as his first.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Mr. Brady has written a superb personal memoir of the way it was. What distinguishes Mr. Brady's book is its clarity and modesty; there is no heroic flag-waving here." --The New York Times on the Coldest War
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Brady commanded a rifle platoon during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor. He lives in Manhattan and in East Hampton, New York.