My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
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. How could such a thing have happened? Who (or what) should be held accountable? This title explores and evaluates the significance of this horrific event.
William Thomas Allison is a professor of history at Georgia Southern University. He is author of Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in an American War.
This will not only help students remember and understand the event, but also put it in context and see how far the military has come in its discipline and wartime preparation. -- Kevin Braam H-War, H-Net Reviews 2012 Allison delivers a tightly drawn rendering of the events preceding, actual incidents involving, and resolution concerning the My Lai massacre that beset a South Vietnamese village during spring 1968. Choice 2013