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Nine Days in May


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Warren K. Wilkins is the author of Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War against the U.S., 1965-1966. His articles have been published in Vietnam magazine, the Argentina Independent, and the Spanish military-political history journal Desperta Ferro. He also served as a consultant for the American Heroes Channel documentary Warrior POV: Search and Destroy.


Offering stunning insight into a largely unknown campaign, Warren K. Wilkins transports us into the foxholes of exhausted, dirty soldiers battling for their lives in a strange land. Nine Days in May should be added to the short list of books that illuminate the enduring strength and incredible bravery of the American fighting man in Vietnam."" - George J. Veith, author of Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973 - 1975

""Warren Wilkins adds to the storied history of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, offering a superb chronicle of the challenges American combat soldiers faced on the most grueling of battlefields. This is the best military history has to offer - linking larger strategic issues to harrowing stories of courage and sacrifice at the tactical level. Nine Days in May is a magnificent addition to our understanding of the American war in Vietnam."" - Gregory A. Daddis, author of Westmoreland's War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam

""In this compelling new history, Warren K. Wilkins offers an intimate portrait of American soldiers caught up in the white heat of battle. Focusing on the ultimate reality of the Vietnam War, the nameless small unit battles that defined the American Search and Destroy policy, Wilkins tells the stories of his soldiers well and with deep empathy."" - Andrew Wiest, author of The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam

""Warren Wilkins has painted a vivid picture of stark infantry combat in the jungles of the central highlands of Vietnam over a nine-day period in May 1967. Day by day and blow by blow, Wilkins shows the courage, the teamwork, and the high price paid as these 4th Infantry Division draftees and 'lifers' slugged it out with the North Vietnamese Army. Showing the life of infantrymen in close combat, this work is a great addition to the history of the Vietnam War."" - Robert O. Babcock, President and Historian, National 4th Infantry Division Association

""Not only well written, but also well researched. Author Warren Wilkins has done a great service in writing about these battles. . .highly recommended to all as it is truly about time that our Vietnam veterans get their due."" - New York Journal of Books

""Making good use of interviews with American veterans, Wilkins delivers this little-known story admirably and it will appeal to those who appreciate carefully dissected analyses of battle action."" - Publishers Weekly

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