War in Korea: The Report of a Woman Combat Correspondent

War in Korea: The Report of a Woman Combat Correspondent

by Marguerite Higgins

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Not since Ernie Pyle have the American people taken any reporter to their hearts as they have Marguerite Higgins—the photogenic young war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. This brilliant woman reporter, greatly admired by the fighting men, has dodged bullets with troops on the line, has asked neither favor nor privilege for herself, and has been commended publicly for bravery in helping grievously wounded men under fire. This is her up-front, personal report of the human side of the war.

With the discerning eye of the expert reporter and the sympathy of a woman living through the agony of her countrymen, Miss Higgins tells the whole story of the bitter Korean campaign: young, green troops maturing in battle, Communist bullets kicking over the coffeepot at breakfast, the initial inadequacy of American arms, and the terrible price in men we are paying for unpreparedness.

Miss Higgins also sketches brilliant thumbnail portraits of Generals MacArthur Walker, and Dean, and of many line and staff officers as well as GIs. In WAR IN KOREA she has written a tremendously compelling book that calls a spade a spade as it reveals the hell and heroism of an ordeal which compares to Valley Forge in the annals of American fighting men.

Richly illustrated throughout with photographs by Carl Mydans of Life magazine and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787204287
Publisher: Borodino Books
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 145
Sales rank: 863,978
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Marguerite Higgins Hall (September 3, 1920 - January 3, 1966) was an American reporter and war correspondent. Higgins covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and in the process advanced the cause of equal access for female war correspondents. She had a long career with the New York Herald Tribune (1942-1963), and later, as a syndicated columnist for Newsday (1963-1965). She was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Correspondence awarded in 1951 for her coverage of the Korean War.

Born in Hong Kong while her father was working at a shipping company, the family moved back to the U.S. in 1923. She worked for The Daily Californian, the University of California, Berkeley newspaper, during her freshman year at college. After graduating from Berkeley in 1941 with a B.A. in French, she earned a Masters degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

She joined the City Staff of the New York Herald Tribune in 1942 and was sent to Europe as a war correspondent in 1944. After being stationed in London and Paris, she was reassigned to Germany in 1945 and witnessed the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, receiving a U.S. Army campaign ribbon for her assistance during the surrender by its S.S. guards. She was made chief of the Herald Tribune’s Berlin Bureau and from there covered the Nuremberg war trials and the Soviet Union’s blockade of Berlin.

In 1950 she was named chief of the Tribune’s Tokyo bureau, and shortly after her arrival the Korean War broke out; two days later, she flew to the front lines, becoming one of the first reporters on the spot.

In 1955, she established and was chief of the Tribune’s Moscow bureau. In 1963, she joined Newsday and was assigned to cover Vietnam.

She died in 1966 aged 45 in Washington, D.C. She is interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband Lt.-Gen. William Evans Hall.

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreward Korea as Part of the Japanese Empire 1905-1945 U.S. and U.S.S.R. Partition Korea 1945 Map of the Korean Penisula with Major Cities The North Korean Army Crosses the Han River Pushed to the Edge of Korea U.S. and U.N. Offensive and Victory at Inchon (Return to Chapter Nine) The Road Back from the Changjin Reservoir Return to Chapter Twelve Stalemate and the Armistice Line CHAPTER ONE JOURNEY INTO WAR CHAPTER TWO THE FIRST RETREAT CHAPTER THREE PANIC CHAPTER FOUR THE FIRST SKIRMISH CHAPTER FIVE "HOW FAST CAN AN ARMY RETREAT?" CHAPTER SIX "THE EARLY DAYS" CHAPTER SEVEN NEWSMAN HIGGINS CHAPTER EIGHT"STAND OR DIE" CHAPTER NINE THE GREAT GAMBLE AT INCHON CHAPTER TEN OUR SOUTH KOREAN ALLIES CHAPTER ELEVEN THE CHINESE INTERVENTION CHAPTER TWELVE EPIC MARINE "ADVANCE TO THE REAR" CHAPTER THIRTEEN THE ENEMY CHAPTER FOURTEEN THE PROSPECT IS WAR Additional Reading

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