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The Resource And the wind blew cold : the story of an American POW in North Korea, by Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson

And the wind blew cold : the story of an American POW in North Korea, by Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson

Label
And the wind blew cold : the story of an American POW in North Korea
Title
And the wind blew cold
Title remainder
the story of an American POW in North Korea
Statement of responsibility
by Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Richard Bassett returned from Korea on convalescent leave in 1953, he set down his experiences in training, combat, and captivity. Then he put the memoir away and tried to forget. More than twenty years later, hospitalized for acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he once again faced his personal demons. Expanding the memoir to include his postwar struggles with the U.S. government and his own wounded psyche, the resulting comprehensive account is published here for the first time. Bassett captures in plain language and vivid detail those days of his captivity. He describes the shock of capture and ensuing long march to Pyokdong, North Korea, Camp 5 on the Yellow River, where many prisoners died of untreated wounds, disease, hunger, paralyzing cold, and brutal mistreatment in the bitter winter of 1950-51. He recounts Chinese attempts to mentally break down prisoners in order to exploit them for propaganda. Bassett takes the reader through typical days in a prisoner?s life, discussing food, clothing, shelter, and work; the struggle against unremitting boredom; religious, social, and recreational diversions; and even those moments of terror when all seemed lost. Bassett?s story is important to general audiences and scholars alike because it has no counterpart in the literature of the Korean War. And the Wind Blew Cold refutes Cold War-era propaganda that often unfairly characterizes POWs as brainwashed victims or even traitors who lost the grit that Americans expected of their brave sons. Bassett concludes his memoir with a candid discussion of the war?s aftermath, his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, harassment by a government eager to impugn the loyalty of repatriated POWs, and his long struggle with the Veterans Administration to receive compensation for enduring physical and mental scars. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the Korean War era, in captivity tales, and in the resilience of the human spirit
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1928-
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Bassett, Richard M.
Dewey number
951.904/27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS921
LC item number
.B27 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Carlson, Lewis H
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  • Bassett, Richard M
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Prisoners of war
  • Bassett, Richard M
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
  • Amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener
  • Koreakrieg
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Nordkorea
Label
And the wind blew cold : the story of an American POW in North Korea, by Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Lewis H. Carlson
  • Basic Training
  • Combat
  • Captured and Marched
  • Camp Five
  • Repatriation
Control code
748371333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 117 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612773421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
72ee408a-b7bc-49ff-9d2f-d8694aeecb64
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748371333
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
And the wind blew cold : the story of an American POW in North Korea, by Richard M. Bassett, with Lewis H. Carlson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Lewis H. Carlson
  • Basic Training
  • Combat
  • Captured and Marched
  • Camp Five
  • Repatriation
Control code
748371333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 117 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612773421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
72ee408a-b7bc-49ff-9d2f-d8694aeecb64
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748371333
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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