In November 1950, Chinese troops cut off the advance guard of the American invasion of North Korea. Our troops had repelled the latter’s attack on South Korea and were sprinting to the Chinese border. General MacArthur and his staff, who dismissed word of massing Chinese troops and a looming winter front, found their men cut off near the Chosin (Changjin) Reservoir. Instead of claiming a victory, they now had to engineer a breakout. In The Frozen Hours, Author Shaara fictionalizes the battle, doing his usual trick of mingling imagined foot soldiers with real-life generals. Shaara “tells a good story’ but the definitive account of this campaign remains David Halberstam’s The Coldest Winter, also at the Nichols Library, which truly captures the desperate strait of the cut-off Americans.
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
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