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Nine Days in May is the first full account of these bitterly contested battles. Fought between three American battalions and two North Vietnamese Army regiments, this prolonged, deadly encounter was one of the largest, most savage actions seen by elements of the storied 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Drawing on interviews with the participants, Warren K. Wilkins recreates the vicious fighting in gripping detail.
This is a story of extraordinary courage and sacrifice displayed in a series of battles that were fought and won within the context of a broader, intractable strategic stalemate.
Published by University of Oklahoma Press.
"Stunning insight into a largely unknown campaign...transports us into the foxholes of exhausted, dirty soldiers battling for their lives in a strange land." (George J. Veith, author of Black April)
"A magnificent addition to our understanding of the American war in Vietnam." (Gregory A. Daddis, author of Westmoreland's War)
"This work is a great addition to the history of the Vietnam War." (Robert O. Babcock, president and historian, National 4th Infantry Division Association)
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By David Ginaitis on 06-12-18
Reads like the Boys of 67 and other great memoirs, lots of combat, heroism, and little to speak of in terms of political or macro war perspectives (this regiment moved here, this one moved there who cares). Loved it, need more vets and historians writing similar accounts!!