Following the release of our Fall 2010 catalog, the University Press of Kentucky would like to introduce you to our upcoming titles. Over the next few weeks, we’ll spotlight one new title every day or so. We’ll give you all the information so you can start adding titles to your wishlist.
Coming November 2010:
The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled
By Ira A. Hunt Jr.
Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong-controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South Vietnamese government’s pacification program. Faced with unrelenting physical hardships, a tenacious enemy, and the region’s rugged terrain, the 9th Division established strategies and quantifiable goals for completing their mission, effectively writing a blueprint for combating guerilla warfare that influenced army tacticians for decades to come.
In The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled, Ira A. Hunt Jr. details the innovative strategies of the 9th Division in their fight to overcome the Viet Cong. Based on Hunt’s experience as colonel and division chief of staff, the volume documents how the 9th Division’s combat effectiveness peaked in 1969. A wealth of illustrative material, including photos, maps, charts, and tables, deepens understanding of the region’s hazardous environment and clarifies the circumstances of the division’s failures and successes.
A welcome addition to scholarship on the Vietnam War, The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam will find an audience with enthusiasts and scholars of military history.
About the Author:
Ira A. Hunt Jr., a retired major general, lives in McLean, Virginia.
“The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam is exceptionally significant because it addresses the very controversial topic of the large-scale operations of the 9th Division in the Mekong Delta.” -David T. Zabecki, author of The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in the Operational Level of War