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Facing My Lai

"Facing My Lai - Moving Beyond the Massacre." University of Kansas Press, ISBN 0-7006-0864-8. Edited by David L. Anderson. Contributions by Robert Jay Lifton, William G. Eckhardt, Ron Ridenhour, Hugh C. Thompson Jr., Warren Bell, David Halberstam, Seymour Hersh, Keven Sim, Kathleen Turner, John Balaban, W.D. Erhart, Wayne Karlin, Basil Paquet, George C. Herring, Stephen E. Ambrose, Walter E. Boomer, David Clinton, David Halberstam, Hays Parks, Harry G. Summers Jr., Patience Mason, Jonathan Shay, Karin Thompson, Tim O'Brien, John McAuliff and Marilyn B. Young. Vietnamese contributions by Kiem Do and Tiana (Thi Thanh Nga).

An unbiased examination of the My Lai massacre, its moral and political implications and effects, the role of the press, literary approaches to atrocity, placing it in historical perspective, the law of war, individuals and trauma, military lessons learned, and healing the wounds. Contributions are from participants, journalists, psychologists, sociologists, historians, politicians, writers, film makers and artists.

An excellent and non-judgmental examination of My Lai within the social context of the time as well as today. Highly recommended.


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