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Facing My Lai: Moving Beyond the Massacre (Modern War Studies)

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The My Lai massacre of March 16, 1968 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 cont ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by University Press of Kansas (first published January 1998)
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This book edited by David L. Anderson was truly remarkable to read. I believe I would have really enjoyed it if I was a bit older. The book consists of high vocabulary, interviews, analysis, and information on military. Being an experienced person with military information and a child with low vocabulary, I had to look up many words, making the book less enjoyable than it originally was.

However, despite my struggles, the book showed me a side of the Vietnam War that a lot of Americans never kne
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Soldier: I held my M-16 on them.
Q: Why?
A: Because they might attack.
Q: They were children and babies?
A: Yes
Q: And they might attack? Children and babies?
A: They might've had a fully loaded grenade on them. The mothers might have throwed them at us.
Q: Babies?
A: Yes.
Q: Were the babies in their mothers' arms?
A: I guess so.
Q: And the babies moved to attack?
A: I expected at any moment they were about to make a counterbalance.
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