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My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath
My Lai 4 A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath Author:Seymour Hersh Back cover: On March 16, 1968, a company of American fighting men entered My Lai 4, a small hamlet in South Vietnam, and systematically murdered its inhabitants. Eighteen months later the Army charged a young lieutenant with the murder of 102 of those civilians. — The story of that atrocity - and the subsequent charging of 1LT William L. Calley, ... more »Jr. - was first told to the world by Seymour M. Hersh in a series of newspaper stories published in November, 1969.
Traveling more than 50,000 miles around the United States, Hersh managed to find and interview nearly fifty members of Charlie Company. Now, from these eyewitnesses' accounts, he has reconstructed not only what happened on that tragic day, but most importantly, why it happened.« less