Robert Olmstead’s ‘Graceful, Grave’ Book Reviewed in Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Wesleyan University professor Robert Olmstead’s newest book, “The Coldest Night,” is reviewed April 2 in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer.

Book editor Karen R. Long writes: “The cold in this night is the cold of the Korean War, specifically the 17-day battle of Chosin Reservoir, where temperatures dropped to 35 degrees below zero. The cold deadened radio batteries and killed off the wounded. Medics found themselves ‘carrying morphine syrettes in their cheeks so they would not freeze.’ ”

She describes Olmstead’s approach to language as “never short of reverent.”

Read the complete Plain Dealer article here.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at

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