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Nick Turse - Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (Macmillan, 2013).

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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians


Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as awardΓÇæwinning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."

Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month."

Thousands of Vietnam books later, Kill Anything That Moves, devastating and definitive, finally brings us faceΓÇætoΓÇæface with the truth of a war that haunts Americans to this day.

From Bookforum

After reading Turse's meticulous, extraordinary, and oddly moving account, it's hard to avoid concluding that the US record in Vietnam has more in common with the Wehrmacht and the Imperial Japanese Army than "the greatest generation" that fought those enemies in World War II. ΓÇöJeff Stein


Review


Harrowing.
--The New York Review of Books

An indispensable new history of the war ... Kill Anything That Moves is a paradigm-shifting, connect-the-dots history of American atrocities that reads like a thriller; it will convince those with the stomach to read it that all these decades later Americans, certainly the military brass and the White House, still haven't drawn the right lesson from Vietnam.
--San Francisco Chronicle

A powerful case… With his urgent but highly readable style, Turse delves into the secret history of U.S.-led atrocities. He has brought to his book an impressive trove of new research - archives explored and eyewitnesses interviewed in the United States and Vietnam. With superb narrative skill, he spotlights a troubling question: Why, with all the evidence collected by the military at the time of the war, were atrocities not prosecuted?
--Washington Post

There have been many memorable accounts of the terrible things done in Vietnam - memoirs, histories, documentaries and movies. But Nick Turse has given us a fresh holistic work that stands alone for its blending of history and journalism, for the integrity of research brought to life through the diligence of first-person interviews... Here is a powerful message for us today - a reminder of what war really costs.
ΓÇöBill Moyers, Moyers & Company

In Kill Anything that Moves, Nick Turse has for the first time put together a comprehensive picture, written with mastery and dignity, of what American forces actually were doing in Vietnam. The findings disclose an almost unspeakable truth ... Like a tightening net, the web of stories and reports drawn from myriad sources coalesces into a convincing, inescapable portrait of this war - a portrait that, as an American, you do not wish to see; that, having seen, you wish you could forget, but that you should not forget.
--Jonathan Schell, The Nation

A masterpiece… Kill Anything That Moves is not only one of the most important books ever written about the Vietnam conflict but provides readers with an unflinching account of the nature of modern industrial warfare ... Turse, finally, grasps that the trauma that plagues most combat veterans is a result not only of what they witnessed or endured, but what they did.
--Chris Hedges, Truthdig

Nick Turse's explosive, groundbreaking reporting uncovers the horrifying truth.
--Vanity Fair

Explosive ... A painful yet compelling look at the horrors of war.
--Parade

Astounding ... Meticulous, extraordinary, and oddly moving.
--Bookforum

Meticulously documented, utterly persuasive, this book is a shattering and dismaying read.
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you are faint-hearted, you might want to keep some smelling salts nearby when you read it. ItΓÇÖs that bad ... The truth hurts. This is an important book.
--Dayton Daily News

Turse is to be commended for compiling a detailed, well-documented account of atrocities committed by American troops against civilians in Vietnam ... If you don't believe that there were thousands of cases of American troops running amok among the civilian population of Vietnam, Turse's research will change your mind.
--The VVA Veteran

An in-depth take on a horrific war ... A detailed, well-documented account.
--Publishers Weekly
		
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