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 October 2010:
Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions That Shaped Our World
By Anthony James Joes
|Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World analyzes four twentiethcentury conflicts in which the success of the insurgents permanently altered the global political arena: the Maoists in China against Chiang Kai-shek and the Japanese in the 1930s and 1940s; the Viet Minh in French Indochina from 1945 to 1954; Castro’s followers against Batista in Cuba from 1956 to 1959; and the mujahideen in Soviet Afghanistan from 1980 to 1989.
Anthony James Joes illuminates patterns of failed counterinsurgencies that include serious but avoidable political and military blunders and clarifies the critical and often decisive influence of the international setting. Offering provocative insights and timeless lessons applicable to contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this authoritative and comprehensive book will be of great interest to policy-makers and concerned citizens alike.
About the Author:
Anthony James Joes, professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University, is the author of Urban Guerrilla Warfare, Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency, America and Guerrilla Warfare, and many other books. He lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.
|Reviews:“An excellent book that takes four case studies of insurgency in the twentieth century and offers a concise and nuanced analysis as to why they succeeded.” -Alastair Finlan, author of Special Forces, Strategy, and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means|