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My Lai

A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

by James Stuart Olson

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Bedford/St. Martin"s .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: Vietnam War,
  • Asian history: Vietnam War,
  • War & defence operations,
  • My Lai Massacre, Vietnam, 1968,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • The Americas,
  • Vietnam,
  • United States,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • History / General,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9595208M
    ISBN 100312142277
    ISBN 109780312142278

    William Laws Calley Jr. (born June 8, ) is an American war criminal and a former United States Army officer convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre on Ma , during the Vietnam was released to house arrest under orders by President Richard Nixon three days after his s/wars: Vietnam War, My Lai Massacre. Before Ma , there were residents of the hamlet of My Lai 4 in Quang Ngai Provice. After Ma , My Lai 4 was no more. In just over four hours beginning about A. M., over villagers were killed. A number of the victims were raped before they were murdered.

    After My Lai documents the war's horrific effects on both sides of the struggle. Bray presents the Vietnam conflict as the touchstone of a generation, telling how his feelings about being a soldier--a family tradition--were dramatically altered by the events he participated in and witnessed.   The massacre at My Lai on Ma continues to haunt students of the Vietnam War as a moment that challenges notions of American virtue. James Olson and Randy Roberts have combed unpublished testimony and have gathered a collection of eyewitness accounts from those who were at My Lai and reports from those who investigated the incident Pages:


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My Lai by James Stuart Olson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The My Lai massacre 'made' Seymour Hersh and deservedly so. While his coverage of the incident is astonishing in itself, the aftermath is My Lai book as compelling and the comments from a US A remarkable book, made even more remarkable by the depth of research in such a short period of time (4 or so months from time of news breaking to publication)/5.

The Mỹ Lai Massacre (/ ˌ m iː ˈ l aɪ /; Vietnamese: Thảm sát Mỹ Lai [tʰâːm ʂǎːt mǐˀ lāːj] ()) was the Vietnam War mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by U.S.

troops in Sơn Tịnh District, South Vietnam, on 16 March Between and unarmed people were killed by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and Company B Attack type: Massacre.

Book Review – After My Lai: My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company, by Gary W. Bray Marc Leepson This short, well-written account of a young lieutenant’s eventful tour of duty in Vietnam, After My Lai, has all the earmarks of a standard : Dnewbold.

Find a huge variety of new & used My Lai Massacre Vietnam books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop My Lai Massacre Vietnam books at Alibris. Very good book. Very good account of the My Lai incident.

This book essentially retells the history of the incident and the final courts martials for all the soldiers involved. This book and the official history state that the cause of the My Lai incident was bad leadership, rogue troops, and.

This book is part of the publisher’s Pivotal Moments in American History series, and the events of My Lai—indeed, all of —certainly fit. “My Lai was a turning point for so many reasons,” writes Jones (Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations,etc.), My Lai book least for the ways in which it.

America never fully recovered from or forgot the grim day in when the soldiers of Charlie Company killed almost four hundred Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. Introducing readers to the most controversial event of the Vietnam War, this brief history examines the massacre and its cover-up and discusses the ramifications that the ensuing investigation had for the public, policymakers, and the /5(2).

It is a book at once painful and useful, and is likely to become the standard reference work on My Lai. The New York Times Book Review - Thomas E. Ricks. 03/13/ Nearly 10 years in the making, this exhaustively researched and well-written narrative bores in on the details of what has become known as the My Lai Massacre—the slaughter of Brand: Oxford University Press.

Introduction: The Road to My Lai America's Longest War The Ground War in Quang Ngai Charlie Company The My Lai Massacre Aftermath 1.

The Official Story 1. Jay A. Roberts, Press Release, March 2. Frank A. Barker Jr., Combat Action Report, Ma 3. William Westmoreland, Testimony before Congressional Committee, 2. The My Lai massacre of Ma and the court martial of Lt. William Calley a year and a half later are among the bleakest episodes in American history and continue to provide a volatile focus for debates about the Vietnam War.

Other books have exposed the facts surrounding the incident; Facing My Lai now examines its haunting legacy through a unique exchange of contemporary viewpoints. Calley and nearly thirty other officers were charged with war crimes, though Calley alone was convicted and would serve three and a half years under house arrest before being paroled in My Lai polarized American sentiment.

Many saw Calley as a scapegoat, the victim of a doomed strategy in an unwinnable war. Others saw a war criminal. * Publishers Weekly * The best book by far on the My Lai massacre and its aftermath * exhaustively researched, persuasively argued, and a page-turner to boot.

A must-read for anyone interested not only in the Vietnam era, but also in how things can go terribly wrong in the midst of armed conflict, the laws of war notwithstanding/5(). The story of My Lai, its coverup and the Calley trial is meticulously detailed by Howard Jones in his new and important book, My Lai: Vietnam,and the Descent Into Darkness, a product of   The cause apparently was a heart attack while playing handball, said his companion, Mary Howell.

Ridenhour was horrified by the stories. From Melos to My Lai presents an erudite, provocative and moving analysis of the accounts of violence in the literature and history of ancient Greece and in the film literature and veterans' accounts of the Vietnam War.

This comparative investigation examines the nature of violence, its impact on society and culture, especially as reflected from th. A book review of: MY LAI: VIETNAM,AND THE DESCENT INTO DARKNESS By Howard Jones Oxford: (This review first appeared in The Mekong Review, published in Leichhardt, Australia) [Click here to go to Part Two].

Monsters exist, but they are too few in. Since the US Army finally got around to acknowledging the real heros of the My Lai massacre in March this book has been awaited by thousands of Americans who knew there was a great deal more than had been reported in the media and from official sources.

Trent Angers' compelling story fills in all the of us who had served our 5/5(5). My Lai Massacre. Almost from the first revelations of the committing of war crimes by American soldiers, the U.S.

Army realized that the essence of the story, and therefore responsibility for those events, hinged on the chain of command. The incident was covered up. When facts of the My Lai Massacre were finally given national exposure, America.

My Lai has fixed the attention of Americans of various political stripes for more than forty years. The breadth of writing on the massacre, from news reports to scholarly accounts, highlights the difficulty of establishing fact and motive in an incident during which confusion, prejudice, and self-preservation overwhelmed the troops.

The result is a book that encourages a similar thoughtfulness on the part of the reader. If I were to suggest only one book to give officers and noncommissioned officers interested in studying the lessons of the My Lai massacre, this would be it.” —Marine Corps Gazette.

Ma the day before My Lai. Captain Medina gave the orders for the next day's action at the close of that funeral. Many were in a mood for revenge. It is again unclear what was ordered. Although all participants were alive by the time of the trials for the massacre, they were either on trial or probably felt under threat of Size: 6MB.My Lai Vietnam,and the Descent Into Darkness (Book): Jones, Howard: "During the summer ofin the midst of protests and demonstrations in the United States against the Vietnam War, it became public for the first time that something horrific had happened in the remote South Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai.

Three years previously, in Marcha unit of American soldiers engaged in. The My Lai Massacre The My Lai massacre was the mass murder of up to innocent Vietnamese civilians on the 16th of March during the American-Vietnam war.

This incident is one of the most infamous events of the War, and prompted global outrage when it became public knowledge in November