Kill Anything That Moves, Paperback / softback Book

Kill Anything That Moves Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 400 pages, includes two 8-page black & white photograph sections
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9781250045065

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