Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War In Vietnam by Nick Turse


Kill-Anything-That-Moves-The-Real-American-War-In-Vietnam.jpg Author Nick Turse
Isbn 978-1250045065
File size 1.1 MB
Year 2013
Pages 401
Language English
File format EPUB, MOBI
Category history



 


Author Nick Turse Isbn 978-1250045065 File size 1.1 MB Year 2013 Pages 401 Language English File format EPUB, MOBI Category History Book Description: FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrDiggMySpaceShare After reading Turse’s meticulous, extraordinary, and oddly moving account, it’s hard to avoid concluding that the US record in Vietnam has more in common with the Wehrmacht and the Imperial Japanese Army than “the greatest generation” that fought those enemies in World War II. Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by just a few “bad apples.” But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese non-combatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of official orders to “kill anything that moves.” Drawing on more than a decade of research into secret Pentagon archives and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time the workings of a military machine that resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded – what one soldier called “a My Lai a month.” Devastating and definitive, Kill Anything That Moves finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts America to this day.     Download (1.1 MB) Pearl Harbor: The 75th Anniversary Base Nation: How U.s. Military Bases Abroad Harm America And The World The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War Malaya and Singapore 1941-1942 Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I Load more posts

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