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The Resource My Lai : an American atrocity in the Vietnam War, William Thomas Allison

My Lai : an American atrocity in the Vietnam War, William Thomas Allison

Label
My Lai : an American atrocity in the Vietnam War
Title
My Lai
Title remainder
an American atrocity in the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
William Thomas Allison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 16, 1968, American soldiers killed as many as five hundred Vietnamese men, women, and children in a village near the South China Sea. In this book the author explores and evaluates the significance of this horrific event. How could such a thing have happened? Who (or what) should be held accountable? How do we remember this atrocity and try to apply its lessons, if any? The My Lai massacre 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. Son of a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, and aware that the generation who lived through the incident is aging, the author seeks to ensure that our collective memory of this shameful episode does not fade. This book provides a clear narrative of this historic moment and offers suggestions for how to come to terms with its aftermath
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allison, William Thomas
Dewey number
959.704/342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.M9
LC item number
A44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Witness to history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • My Lai Massacre (Vietnam
  • Vietnam War
  • My Lai Massacre, Vietnam, 1968
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Atrocities
  • Vietnam
  • My Lai
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Kriegsverbrechen
  • USA
  • Mỹ Lại Massacre, Vietnam, 1968
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
My Lai : an American atrocity in the Vietnam War, William Thomas Allison
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=36909
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charlie Company and Vietnam -- March 16, 1968 -- Aftermath -- Discovery -- Responsibility -- Legacy
Control code
ocn769871249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781421406459
Lccn
2011053280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346807
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421406459
  • (OCoLC)769871249
Label
My Lai : an American atrocity in the Vietnam War, William Thomas Allison
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=36909
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charlie Company and Vietnam -- March 16, 1968 -- Aftermath -- Discovery -- Responsibility -- Legacy
Control code
ocn769871249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781421406459
Lccn
2011053280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346807
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421406459
  • (OCoLC)769871249

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