Sun, April 20, 2014

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American...

Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award‑winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded....
Categories: History Science

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ISBN: 0805086919
Publisher: Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Manufacturer: Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
US Salesrank: 33255
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